Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lost in Details--Storeroom Door

An interesting comment prompted me to post a detail image of the Jupiter 2 small storeroom door. Located just behind the radio control station a very small storeroom was tucked away next to the porthole and under the sloped hull. In this SketchUp model I've removed the outer hull for clarity and shown the door in in both its closed and open positions. The door was actually designed as what is known as a bi-fold door. It swung into the storage room cutting into a portion of the interior space. Because of the way the manual door operated and was cut at an angle it actually had plenty of practical clearance to stay under the sloped hull.