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Charlie16
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posted 08-11-2012 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From some time on eBay are sold these items, someone must know its application? Why are the numbers printed above are all the same? It could be a "replica"?

The basic dimensions are 2.8 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 0.1875 inches high. The red label is about 2.1 inches long by 1 inch wide.

space1
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posted 08-11-2012 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are several types of similar parts that were used to protect areas of the LM control panels before launch. They were made in different forms for the various areas needing protection.

I have seen some in the shape of capped cylinders for protecting push buttons. Some are flat pieces of clear plastic with Velcro.

I don't know the exact application for a particular part, but sometimes you can find pre-flight images of a LM cabin where similar guards are in place.

Charlie16
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posted 08-11-2012 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I try photos where these pieces are see before launch. Some links will be appreciated!

space1
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posted 08-11-2012 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found a NASA photo of LM6 (Apollo 12) that includes the exact type of guard in your photo:

The photo shows the Panel 5 area (below the Commander's window). It includes two pushbutton guards, and the type of protective cover in your photo that appears to be covering a piece of Velcro to keep it clean.

Charlie16
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posted 08-11-2012 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the image!

kosmo
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posted 12-10-2012 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John (space1), do you have a high resolution image of the above photograph? Also is there a NASA # for that image?

space1
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posted 12-10-2012 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a high resolution version of the LM-6 guards.

The source photo is 108-KSC-69C-8004.

kosmo
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posted 12-11-2012 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank You!!

Charlie16
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posted 12-12-2012 03:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!

ozspace
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posted 07-10-2013 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to buy one of these tags, I did win a bid but the item was lost in shipping to Australia. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: The item arrived 5 months later after being missent by USPS to Aruba!??

ozspace
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posted 07-26-2013 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought you may be interested to see how I have displayed the tag. The tag is on the outside of the glass, attached with a Velcro dot, to allow removal and examination. Thanks to fellow cS member for the idea!

garymilgrom
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posted 07-26-2013 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful display! Well done. Glad you finally got your piece.

spaceman
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posted 07-26-2013 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really nice display, thanks for sharing.

gene parmesan
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posted 08-16-2013 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gene parmesan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a few questions about the below Remove Before Flight tag. Is there any way of researching what function it might have had and for which LM(s)? Can the LDW part number be traced, for example? Presumably Grumman kept records. Anybody recognize it from their travels?

I've tried scouring the internet for pre-flight pictures but haven't been able to find more than a couple with the RBF tags still in place.

Thanks in advance for any info or direction.

ApolloEra
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posted 08-18-2013 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloEra   Click Here to Email ApolloEra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have one of these tags. It has the same LDW number as those in the photos by Space1 and ozspace, so it is likely that all of the tags of the same design (unlike the clear tag above) have the same number, LDW420-10112-1. That would likey make tracing it impossible, also it is probable that these were reused from LM to LM.

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