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GumDrop86
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posted 12-24-2013 05:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GumDrop86   Click Here to Email GumDrop86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, I'm a new member from Italy. A friend of mine suggested me this website as a good source of information and other people also interested like me in space stuff.

Now I'll go to the point, I'm working on a 1/32 Revell Apollo command and service module (CSM) and I decided to build it as the Apollo 17 CSM.

For now I'm working on the service module but I need informations in order to do a better work.

First of all, is there a drawing out there on the internet which shows all wirings inside sector 4 of the service module? I have rebuilded all the tanks and the fuel cells from scratch but I'm having a hard time in understanding where all those wirings go...

The second concern is about the SIM bay.

I got the SIM book on the command module and I managed to get the width and height of the SIM panel, but I need some dimentions on it's dept, this is an information I cannot capture from the drawings.

I know there's the Real Space Models SIM bay available but that is Apollo 15 configuration and I prefer to try to make mine from scratch, if possible.

Thank you in advance for any kind of answer — Matthew

Jfoust
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From: Bloomington, IN, USA
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posted 12-24-2013 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jfoust   Click Here to Email Jfoust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is invaluable: Space in Miniature #6 - Apollo CSM

nasamad
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posted 12-24-2013 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Matthew, firstly welcome to the collectSPACE community.

I don't have any dimensions for you but this site has a good page of info on the CM SIM Bay.

Charlie16
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posted 12-24-2013 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Benvenuto Matteo! Welcome Matteo!

GumDrop86
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posted 12-24-2013 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GumDrop86   Click Here to Email GumDrop86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your answers.

I already got SIM #6, is the book I used to get width and height of the SIM bay panel, as well as other details like the mylar pattern over the command module capsule.

Another thing I have to add to the service module are the two rectangular shaped boxes used to house the dipolar antennas while closed, and the Yagi antennae.

At this point I have to decide if I want to show the CSM during the scientific experiments or not. In the first case I have to show the SIM bay interior and the dipole antennas extended, in the latter I can leave the SIM bay with the panel still in position and the two antennas unextended and the lunar module docked to it.

From what I remember the SIM bay panel was ejected shortly after lunar orbit injection, correct me if I am wrong.

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