Re: SPACE: Beyond Apollo

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 09:00:59 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:

> > > I would bet that the complexity of the command module was greater than
> > > that of the Saturn 5 itself.
> Roger that.
> > wrote:...the complexity of the ENGINES was
> > pretty damned high -- amazing machines, they were, with lots of analog logic
> > built into the hydraulic systems.
> Analog logic which we dont use any more and would be expensive to
> reproduce. Better to use modern equivalents to those engines. spike

Really? We had a lot of electronic analog controls on fighter planes working with
hydraulics. Flap angle sensors, nose wheel angle sensors, etc were all using
potentiometers on both ends to match hydraulic response up with cockpit control

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