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SpaceAholic
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posted 01-08-2017 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As there are a likely several forum members who have or may in the future wrestle with how to display a Soyuz main control panel, here is a simple option elected on this end which involved custom aluminum feet configured for attachment to preexisting brackets.

Attachment height calculated to permit the VZOR periscope display to slide in (actual spacecraft installation would have that display separated significantly below the main panel).

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posted 01-09-2017 03:58 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, this is especially timely. Thank you. I am building a home museum now and was wrestling with how to best mount my Apollo control panel 2. — David

music_space
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posted 01-14-2017 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful panel! Would you care to share its specifics with us?

SpaceAholic
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posted 01-15-2017 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Believe its either a late Soyuz-T or early TM variant based on inclusion of the digital onboard clock. Was told panel originated from a flown vehicle but no specifics. It wasn't until shooting images (particularly the first one of the data load panel immediately below) that I noticed the light pencil notations on the instrument face. My interpretation is that orbit no. and times are being annotated but this may be incorrect.
Manual Data Load Panel (analogous to Apollo CM DSKY):

Critical Command Keys (these have flip covers to preclude unintentional depression):

Electroluminescent Displays (TC33 Red display are emergency indicators - accompanied by audio signal from the back panel mounted speaker; TC34 Yellow - Caution and Warning indicators similar to the Apollo CM C&W system; TC35 illuminates green for normal flight information):

Command signal input panel and associated status/execution monitoring indicators (which glow blue/green). The line selection keyboard is vertical, command issue keyboard horizontal:

SpaceAholic
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posted 01-15-2017 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

kyra
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posted 01-19-2017 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is consistent with a Soyuz-TM.

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-02-2017 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another add, this РУС (Manual Descent Control Handle) sits patiently ignored through much of Soyuz Spacecraft's operation, tucked underneath the main control panel; during descent it finds its way into the tightly clutched hands of the Commander or Engineer. The controller is available for activation during off nominal reentry to allow one of 3 crew initiated alternative reentry options including a Manually Controlled Descent mode, Ballistic Descent mode, and backup Ballistic Descent mode. Toggles allow the commander to fire roll control thrusters altering orientation of Soyuz axis with respect to reentry path (the orientation change allows the crew to slightly tweak/steer vehicle trajectory down the reentry corridor).

As these seem to get reused on subsequent flight vehicles, not many make their way onto the market.


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