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    Feb 25, 2012, 10:03 PM - Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #1

    Since if I recall correctly, the Yahoo Group that exists actually started here then moved, I will post this here.

    There is a Yahoo Group that was for the purpose of coming up it a design for a replica Mercury Space capsule. Scale to be determined.

    That brought forth a set of blue prints from McDonell Douglas. Some were duplicates and some were split across two pages.

    We ended up with what will be 16 complete blue print pages of details.

    Some general configuration, some instrument placement, the escape tower and most importantly the profile and clocking of the stringers.

    Through the generous donation of one member, the prints were scanned and are now made available for FREE.

    Enjoy.

    Mercury Blueprints

    I plan on compositing the two page prints with Photoshop when I can get around to it.

    If someone else beats me to it, be sure to speak up.
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    Feb 25, 2012, 10:11 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #2

    That's very generous, Mic, thanks.

    Those would have come in handy a couple weeks ago when I was working on my John Glenn 50th anniversary infographic.

    1st American in Orbit: How NASA & John Glenn Made History (Infographic) | Friendship 7 50th Anniversary | Project Mercury & NASA Spaceflight | Space.com

    K
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    Feb 25, 2012, 10:13 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #3

    Michael You are a bloody legend......thanks for that. I'm about to start my 1/48 Liberty Bell.
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    Feb 25, 2012, 10:50 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #4

    Excellent share Mic, thanks a bunch!
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    Feb 26, 2012, 1:27 AM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #5

    Very cool. I've got a couple projects of my own that I can use these on. Thanks!
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    Feb 26, 2012, 2:08 AM - #6

    Thank you sir, my girlfriend will love these!!
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    Feb 26, 2012, 5:52 AM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #7

    Thank you for hosting these.
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    Feb 26, 2012, 7:26 AM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #8

    Awesome!! Thanks a million!
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    Feb 26, 2012, 9:13 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #9

    THANK YOU for posting these, micdavis! And many thanks to the anonymous member who made the scanned prints available.

    Karl, as with all of your infographics, I very much enjoyed your John Glenn 50th anniversary tribute.

    On a side note: You know, from a distance, the "Inside Gas Giant Saturn" graphic looks a bit like a thong-clad rump. Talk about yer gas giants!
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    Feb 27, 2012, 3:00 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #10

    Very generous of you.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Feb 27, 2012, 6:23 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #11

    That is sooooo cool. I love old Blueprints and these will be great for an upcoming project!
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    Feb 27, 2012, 9:01 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #12

    Very Cool!

    Now I can finally build that Mercury Capsule in my backyard that I've always wanted.

    Nick
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    Feb 27, 2012, 9:12 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #13

    My Nephew will go bananas with theses!!! hes 16 and in school, aerospace engineering
    Muchas gracias!!!
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    Feb 28, 2012, 10:48 AM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #14

    Thanks for posting these Mike, very cool!
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    Feb 28, 2012, 12:00 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #15

    What a great post! Excellent!
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    Mar 2, 2012, 6:46 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #16

    Mike--

    I looked through those blueprints and did not spot the cross-section of the corrugations. I have it if you guys need it.

    Scott
  17. micdavis is offline micdavis
    Mar 2, 2012, 7:48 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #17

    I really have no immediate plans to make anything, but if you have further info by all mean feel free to post it.
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    Aug 27, 2012, 2:15 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #18

    I tried looking at these files and I get an error message. Are the files still posted? Am I doing something wrong?

    Scott
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    Aug 27, 2012, 2:49 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #19

    mercsim said: View Post
    I tried looking at these files and I get an error message. Are the files still posted? Am I doing something wrong?

    Scott
    when I tried I got:

    An error occurred while processing your request.
    Reference #97.ce9a1645.1346096906.1d316d7b

    So I don't think your the only one
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    Aug 27, 2012, 3:12 PM - #20

    They were probably only hosted for a short time, you're posting on a thread which is a few months old
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    Aug 31, 2012, 11:49 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #21

    When Apple went to the iCloud they left me high and dry on my web space. Nothing on it was super critical to my process, so I've been dragging my feet getting things rearranged.

    Plus I am slowly backing out of the hobby and probably won't bother with new links for everything.

    If you email me, I can shoot you the files somehow.

    There are no remaining printed sets.
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    Jan 7, 2013, 7:22 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #22

    hi, i would like to get these blue prints, but the link is not working, do you think that you can email them to me or something?
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    Jan 7, 2013, 10:31 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #23

    Sadly micdavis was banned last year. That's what the little tag 'banned' under his username means. If you put your email into your post then he might see it, if he's still checking this thread.
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    Jan 7, 2013, 11:30 PM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #24

    I guess he wasn't kidding when he said he was backing out of the hobby.
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    Jan 8, 2013, 8:37 AM - Re: Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints #25

    The Mercury Builders Group at Yahoo has the/a set of 24 blueprints available for download for members.
    If combined they are the set he was offering it seems.
    Here is an example.
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