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kennedyone
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posted 06-30-2009 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kennedyone   Click Here to Email kennedyone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was planning on a project making the lunar module control panels. Where do I start my research?

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posted 06-30-2009 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two resources you may want to consult: Also, from the Apollo Spacecraft News Reference, NASA has reproduced the Lunar Module Controls and Displays.

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posted 06-30-2009 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If desired, I have several actual LM panels in my collection (3, 5, 8 and 12) which you can reference on this page of my site. Note that these are early variant and closely match LM2/LM3 configuration.

In conjunction with restoration work being performing on one of the panels and with some queuing from John Fongheiser, obtained a Federal Standard Color deck to establish the original paint composition and color. Below images show best match against a LM and CM panel. In my case I found mixing 36231 in combination with 36251 worked best to compensate for aging but 3231 was probably the original color.

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posted 07-05-2009 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kennedyone   Click Here to Email kennedyone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your help.

What I'm also looking for is a diagram of the dimensions of the panels and a diagram of the switches and breakers that I can read to build a full size replica of the lunar module crew compartment.

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posted 07-05-2009 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Testors paint has all the federal standard colors listed.

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