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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #120 on: 12/02/2014 08:50 PM »
Thank you!!  We sure appreciate your help!! 

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #121 on: 12/02/2014 09:55 PM »
Here's one I was able to quickly grab.

AnalogMan, do you recall which presentation had the good vector image of the entire underside?

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #122 on: 12/02/2014 10:14 PM »
Here's one I was able to quickly grab.

AnalogMan, do you recall which presentation had the good vector image of the entire underside?

Thanks for the quickie map of the door tile.

I don't think I've ever seen a good vector tile map of the entire underside - if you ever come across one I'd be most interested!

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #123 on: 12/02/2014 10:18 PM »
Thank you rayleighscatter and Analogman.  We would sure be interested in a copy of a detailed underside map if you do see one.  Again, we so much appreciate your help.  Happy Holidays!!

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #124 on: 12/02/2014 11:28 PM »
Thanks for the quickie map of the door tile.

I don't think I've ever seen a good vector tile map of the entire underside - if you ever come across one I'd be most interested!
Yes, One of the TPS assessments had an image of nearly all of the underside (maybe missing the wingtips?) in vector which was unusual, it wasn't a big image either because I remember having to zoom in about 2000% to be able to identify numbers. But I apparently didn't make note of which one it was. UGH!

Whitehat: Here's another better cleaner shot of your tile. Since I pointed it out on the other image I'll leave this one without marks. (It's still there just along the bottom edge of the fuselage by the door).

And in the offchance someone has better luck than me, I have a tile (flown even!) that I haven't been able to find in the L2 documentation: 391005-388
I think it came from the forward RCS just over one of the starboard nozzles, but I haven't been able to be sure. There's lots of good maps of the port side, but not of the starboard side.
« Last Edit: 12/02/2014 11:33 PM by rayleighscatter »

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #125 on: 12/02/2014 11:47 PM »
Thank you for this image.  That will help a lot.  Wish I could help on your - a flown one at that!  Fantastic!!

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #126 on: 12/03/2014 12:05 AM »
I have one more Shuttle Tile we'd like to specifically locate on an available tile map if someone could for us.  It's  395051 - 138.   Triangular shaped.  From the diagrams I've seen it appears to be on the Body Flap.  Sure would appreciate any help.

Nope!

Its adjacent to an External Tank umbilical door (left-hand side) on the inboard edge.  I'll try and post a decent tile map in due course (might take me a couple of days to sort).

Ok, I now realise that I already posted a larger tile map in an earlier post which has you tile on it.  Here's a pdf file with 395051-138 marked in red.  You should be able to print/annotate a suitable image for you needs.

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #127 on: 12/03/2014 03:26 AM »
Thank you again Analogman for all your help. 

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #128 on: 12/03/2014 02:08 PM »
And in the offchance someone has better luck than me, I have a tile (flown even!) that I haven't been able to find in the L2 documentation: 391005-388
I think it came from the forward RCS just over one of the starboard nozzles, but I haven't been able to be sure. There's lots of good maps of the port side, but not of the starboard side.

I had a search through my own collections and found plenty of 391005 series tiles both on left and right sides around the FRCS nozzles, but not your specific tile I'm afraid.
« Last Edit: 12/03/2014 02:08 PM by AnalogMan »

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #129 on: 01/25/2015 11:42 PM »
Well I wasn't expecting to post again so soon but unexpectedly another tile fell into my lap. This one happened to come with the supporting paperwork so I am sure this one came from Columbia (unless someone was really good at forging NASA disposition paperwork). It looks to have come from the areas around the SSMEs, but I've never been able to find a perfect map of the backside around the engines.

One thing I notice is that it appears to have been also donated as an educational piece It happens to come with educational type paperwork and has wear that coincides with tiles that have been handled a lot (the underside has been kinda rounded and looks to have been poked with finger nails). In addition, it appears to have been subjected to a blowtorch. There is some centralized discoloring. The SCRAP stamps which should be red have faded to an almost invisible black.

That said, it definitely looks to be worn for the area. It has a few repairs that match up with touchup NASA commonly did to chipped yet otherwise serviceable tiles.
« Last Edit: 01/25/2015 11:47 PM by AirmanPika »

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #130 on: 01/27/2015 09:09 AM »
Well I wasn't expecting to post again so soon but unexpectedly another tile fell into my lap. This one happened to come with the supporting paperwork so I am sure this one came from Columbia (unless someone was really good at forging NASA disposition paperwork). It looks to have come from the areas around the SSMEs, but I've never been able to find a perfect map of the backside around the engines.

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Had a search for your tile (395903-145) in my small collection of map fragments, but was not able to find it.

395903-xxx tiles do come from the Base Heat Shield around the SSMEs as you suggest.  I've attached a copy of a tile map with 46 of these series tiles marked in red.  The map comes from L2 and is used with permission.

(zoomable pdf file also attached)

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #131 on: 03/16/2015 10:32 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks to this thread. It was a huge help for my school project!

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #132 on: 03/17/2015 12:50 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks to this thread. It was a huge help for my school project!

Welcome to the forum.  Glad that you've found the thread useful and that it has helped you with your project.
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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #133 on: 03/18/2015 01:01 AM »
fascinating thread...always wished to own a piece of history like these tiles.  Have to settle for living vicariously thru you guys :)
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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #134 on: 09/30/2015 03:21 PM »
Two new ones

V070-395907-106
V070-293400-064

Second appears to be vertical stabilizer somewhere..
First is aft fuselage somewhere - back around the SSMS business end?

Any info appreciated

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #135 on: 09/30/2015 09:05 PM »
Two new ones

V070-395907-106
V070-293400-064

Second appears to be vertical stabilizer somewhere..
First is aft fuselage somewhere - back around the SSMS business end?

Any info appreciated

I've had a quick look through info I have, but was not able to find either of these tiles.  Did find 395907 series tiles in the area you identified (I assumed you meant SSME).  Will try a more extensive search when I have time.

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #136 on: 10/08/2015 10:51 PM »
Thank you! Looking forward to more information.

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #137 on: 09/02/2016 04:18 AM »
Hi there -- I'm hoping the tile location wizards are still here.

I'm looking for the location of tile V070-399415-115. I've been able to use previous posts in this thread to get close -- reply #13 from AnalogMan, in particular, has an image with tiles in the 399415- series. Looking at that post, I can see a ring of 399415 tiles forming the first set of tiles behind the nose cap. That's an image of the starboard side of the orbiter. I'm guessing the 399415-115 tile is on the port side, or the top or bottom, not visible in the diagram. I'd love to know the exact location if anyone is able to help!

Thanks,
Matthew

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #138 on: 09/02/2016 04:54 PM »
Not 100% sure, but I think it would be on the underside, slightly to the starboard of centerline.

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Re: Shuttle Tile identification
« Reply #139 on: 03/23/2017 03:53 PM »
Received a good one (college) - Looked at all the previously posted maps & found the series but no cigar.
(19.5 x 26.5 cm)  From one map found I do see the "193017-" but these on left side have 5xx numbers. It appears edge of control surface but right side.  Any known map help would be fabulous!!
V070-193017
497 GK3353
MR LWG 5-09-1019
MRLWNG-5-11-1232

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