Original Mercury Space Capsule Blueprints

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micdavis

Master Member
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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temponaut

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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! :lol
 

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nick daring

Sr Member
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Very Cool!

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

Nick
 

TK-2126_MD

Well-Known Member
My Nephew will go bananas with theses!!! he´s 16 and in school, aerospace engineering
Muchas gracias!!!
 

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CaptCBoard

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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
 

micdavis

Master Member
I really have no immediate plans to make anything, but if you have further info by all mean feel free to post it.
 

mercsim

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

Scott
 

Aurora

Well-Known Member
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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