NASA ACES suit disconnects

alexbailey

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Here's some photo of the machining of the left hand locking ring and the internal features of the left cuff ring.

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Setup for machining the cuff ring.

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The left cuff ring is now complete. The left locking ring had to go the the rotary axis for the radial details to be machined.

The finished cuff ring.

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Both pieces locked together.

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alexbailey

Active Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Very impressive. Sorry if this was already discussed, but is this piece actually functional enough that it might work in a real suit?
It functions in that you can connect and disconnect them and the mechanical features function accurately. They don't seal and hold pressure. I have no idea how they hold pressure. If anyone knows how that works i would be eager to find out. They would leak at the bearing ring area.
 

joberg

Master Member
I know that the Artists on the RPF have done, in the past, wonderful and complicated machine work...but to go "Seal & Pressure Hold" is another step toward insanity o_O o_O Your workmanship is top notch (y)(y):cool::cool::notworthy::notworthy:
 

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