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Fexturbjet
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posted 03-02-2018 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fexturbjet   Click Here to Email Fexturbjet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a short message to let you know that you know deliveries of the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 DSKY from Telemetrics can now be had. We are on Facebook at DSKY and our website is actually up and running now.

A fully functioning Apollo DSKY with a full AGC operating the original NASA code with all Verb and Noun commands.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-02-2018 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered a DSKY while visiting their table at Space Rendezvous last November. I cannot wait to see what they have done when it arrives shortly.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-02-2018 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one on eBay last September and am eagerly waiting as well. Mine will have a little twist in that I wanted a static version that just displayed the 1201 program alarm that Apollo 11 LM displayed during powered decent. It is a reduced thickness, but did include the LM panel with switches and will make a great addition to our LM display.

Earlier this week I was told it was shipping and was happening this week so I hope to post pictures upon arrival soon.

DMScott
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posted 03-03-2018 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DMScott   Click Here to Email DMScott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry, I am looking forward to comparing my real DSKY to your replica!

Please let me know the moment you get yours. We can take a side by side photo and post to this thread.

Philip
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posted 03-03-2018 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A full functional DSKY... Must be better than the cardboard version.

rjurek349
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posted 03-03-2018 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool — sounds like the fidelity to the original will be off the charts. Can’t wait for you to get yours, Larry, and then to hear about the compare to David’s real DSKY. Looking forward to the report!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-03-2018 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David, I expect the DSKY soon. They gave me a 90 day delivery from date of payment. That was in November, so I expect the shipment very soon.

holcombeyates
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posted 03-03-2018 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for holcombeyates   Click Here to Email holcombeyates     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any YouTube videos to show it action?

A number of DSKY videos there but want to make sure I am looking at the right unit before I put in an order! Thanks.

Fexturbjet
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posted 03-04-2018 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fexturbjet   Click Here to Email Fexturbjet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a link to my YouTube account. There are only two videos there but have several that need to be uploaded.

This was the first of the videos while we were finishing things up back in August. This is of Sam the designer and my business partner. If you go to FB and look at the page called DSKY you will see some videos and a bunch of pictures. This has been a 5-year process and we are finally at a point that we are starting to deliver units this coming week. We have quite a few folks waiting patiently and we are so grateful for them.

We have a website that needs some work to be fully operational like the payment system and a few glitches here and there. Like a Casio, we are having a soft opening and anything on the website can be found on eBay. Just type DSKY the same as our FB page.

Chris Orwoll
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posted 03-05-2018 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Orwoll     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really looking forward to getting your report, pics, and videos on the DSKY. Ever since you first mentioned it, I thought one or two might be a great addition at the museum here to put alongside our Apollo PGNCS display. Give visitors something to interact with so they can enjoy the artifact even more. Cheers, Chris Orwoll (Director, NM Museum of Space History)

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-05-2018 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, I am looking forward to seeing my DSKY. As we have spoken on this project, I hope to show you the system in operation shortly. They gave a 90 day promise of delivery from date of payment.

While they are late at this point based on the original contract (I ordered the larger back for the DSKY and that may delay the shipment date by 30 days), but I hope to see the finished product before the end of March.

Fexturbjet
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posted 03-05-2018 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fexturbjet   Click Here to Email Fexturbjet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an example of the full scale sized Apollo DSKY with the full 1:1 rear case:

The abbreviated rear case comes complete with a simulated nitrogen servicing valve and a simulated electrical cannon plug which serves as an access point for the USB cable.

The full rear case like the 1:1 original. Complete with an AN812 nitrogen servicing valve and a simulated electrical cannon plug which serves as an access point for the USB cable.

Fexturbjet
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posted 03-05-2018 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fexturbjet   Click Here to Email Fexturbjet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Below are examples of the "Slim Dsky" kit version and optional LEM mounting panel:

Fexturbjet
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posted 03-05-2018 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fexturbjet   Click Here to Email Fexturbjet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Orwoll:
I thought one or two might be a great addition at the museum here to put alongside our Apollo PGNCS display.
Chris, so glad you are interested. We have several units we want to deliver first and then we plan to go on the road and visit science and space museums like yours in person. We truly believe this unit will make a great educational addition to any museum.

We obviously would like to see your area layout so that we can come up with some ideas of how best to display the DSKY. Of course if you have in-house setup folks, you could create your own kiosk to house the unit as well.

Feel free to visit our Facebook page "DSKY" and message me there or use my email address here to reach me with any specific questions you may have.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-10-2018 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the phone yesterday with these folks wrapping up some loose ends. Shipping no later than Monday so I hope to have it and post my initial review as well as photos next week.

rjurek349
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posted 03-11-2018 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That’s great news, Fred. I’m really anxious to read your review. Thanks for keeping us updated.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-17-2018 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The DSKY replica has made it into the Karst-onian and we love it!!! I've posted about it and shared some photos here.

Those of you who are still waiting, hold on as it is truly a work of art and I am assuming the same attention to detail for the physical build will be rolled into the associated software for the all up version. Well done!!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-17-2018 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, I am happy to see that you have received the DSKY. It does look great. I will probably add the LM carriage with switches onto mine if it is possible. I think they did a spectacular job on the replica.

rjurek349
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posted 03-17-2018 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, fantastic — those images are wonderful. Truly does sound like they nailed it. Congrats on the addition to the collection.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-06-2018 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if any received their "all up" version yet?

holcombeyates
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posted 04-18-2018 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for holcombeyates   Click Here to Email holcombeyates     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any updates on these new DKSY replica units? My decision to buy will be strongly influenced on cS experience to date.

p51
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posted 04-18-2018 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe it should be clear, but I have to ask what you can "do" with this?

Not poo-pooing this at all, I just don't know what you can do with this other than look at it and realize how cool it looks (which in all fairness is a good reason to get one).

Larry McGlynn
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posted 04-18-2018 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am still waiting for my "all-up" version. I am told that it is being wired at this time.

The DSKY is fully computerized to play the AGC programs. So it is an operational replica.

p51
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posted 04-18-2018 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I get that, but it's not connected to a CSM or LEM and you're not going to the Moon with it. So you input the Noun and Verb codes, but what happens next?

Again, I'm not making fun of it or saying there's anything wrong, but I'd pondered getting one myself at the time (simply for how cool it looked) but my wife asked "What does it actually DO?" and I couldn't answer the question then.

I can't answer it now, either.

Dave_Johnson
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posted 04-18-2018 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being a bit facetious here, but wouldn't it be cool if it was also programmed with a playable version of the old Lunar Lander game?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-18-2018 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the website:
What Can You Do with The Telemetrics DSKY...

The AGC (Apollo Guidance Computer) function integrated into this DSKY replica is able to be redirected to another AGC on the Internet, or a simulator that has the rest of the spacecraft simulated. Included is a WIFI interface and wired Ethernet network. There is also an Integrated Web Browser so you can surf the Internet or watch YouTube videos. You could check your Email if you have to.

This DSKY/AGC runs Launch and Landing scripts so you may select for example a Saturn V launch or Apollo 11 lunar landing, and the display animates for about 10 minutes to provide an interesting demo of what it was like in the spacecraft. You may edit or create your own scripts if you need to and have the skills. These script files will repeat forever and make an excellent presentation in your simulator, museum, kiosk, gift shop or Space Cave.

Fexturbjet
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posted 04-18-2018 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fexturbjet   Click Here to Email Fexturbjet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert for posting that. My apologies guys as I have had some tie ups in the aviation world and missed getting back to respond.

First and most importantly: those waiting we are work simultaneously on seven units right now and hope to have word on a delivery date within a week or so. I have to verify that so please take it with a grain of salt.

As for why the unit can do, we have a another business for computer backup utilizing several big servers. We are making space so that clients have a place to take their units to play and interact with each other.

You may or may not have heard of Kerbal or a few other space simulator programs. The intent is to use that software in conjunction with our server and allow actual missions to be run. This is a work in progress and will be forth coming but know that cause the DSKYs can connect to the internet, you can take on the role of one of the DSKYs in the CSM or the LEM or play ground control.

P51 is correct, sure you can just push buttons but nothing happens. But you will use this DSKY like any other peripherals attached to a simulator game. There will be some programming to allow this unit to work and interact but you will finally be able to re-live what it was like to blast off to the moon, rendezvous, land on the moon, send from the moon and splashdown.

Not to mention all the items that we are going to create going forward like the eight ball as well as entire instrument panel inside the command module and eventually lunar module. We are aiming for a fully interactive experience.

I will do my best to stay on top of responding to posts on cS. Have corrected some technology issues on my part and hope to answer any and all questions. Thank you for your patience and we hope to have a few more units delivered shortly! — Sean

p51
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posted 04-19-2018 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the patient replies. I looked at the website and I just didn't 'get' it (even though I still think it's seriously cool).

I didn't think of any practical application as I'm not a programming type of guy and don't do anything along those lines. Hooking it up to a simulator on a computer was something I'd thought of but wouldn't have known how to make work.

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posted 04-19-2018 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there anyone who lives in central Florida that has purchased one? if so please contact me here or at the American Space Museum.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-26-2018 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This weekend we are having a “Southeast Space Geek” gathering in the Atlanta area this weekend. I will be taking my “static” DSKY for show and tell. I am sure the question about the “all up” version and how it operate/looks.

I have been out of the loop for a while but does anyone have one yet so that I could redirect questions about the full DSKY?

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