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tetrox
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posted 08-15-2011 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if any one could provide me with accurate dimensions of the Apollo block 2 hatch dimensions for a project I'm working on.

Wrongly I assumed that I would find them easily in my documentation such as operating manuals but have found contradictory figures and drawings which show differing corner curvatures.

I would be very grateful for any help, many thanks.

Tykeanaut
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posted 08-15-2011 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only hatch dimensions I can find are 29" high x 34" wide.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-15-2011 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would a first hand inspection of the Apollo 10 Command Module in the London Science museum not be useful in establishing corner curvatures?

tetrox
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posted 08-15-2011 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Tykeanaut, they were the two dimensions I found but didn't sit well with my estimates using other features for which I do have measurements.

You are absolutely right Rick and as coincidence would have it, I have just found out the Science Museum is opening the hatch cover this Friday allowing close access to the public, so there I hope is my answer.

I was up there a month ago but since it moved to the "Welcome Wing" of the museum its not possible to get close to it. Thank you for the help.

Charlie16
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posted 08-16-2011 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you have the measures in the hatch can you let me have? (I went to London but could not get closer.) Thanks!

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