Walk-around of the tap-off for augmented spark igniter
(ASI) fuel hose, located on the under side
of the fuel manifold inlet.
Picture 1 of 5.
At the time I first visited this thrust chamber in 2013, I had a DSLR camera;
DSLRs at the time had no live view on their LCD panels, so it was necessary to
peer through the viewfinder in order to properly compose a photo. The inlets
for the fuel and exhaust manifolds were just barely too far off the ground for
me to be able to properly see through the viewfinder, so most of my photos from
that trip were taken by shooting blind, aiming the camera in the intended
direction and hoping to get a good shot.
When I found out that I would be able visit again in 2014, I purchased a
stepstool (visible in the background) specifically so that I'd be able to
photograph the interior of these thrust chamber openings (and the F-1 nozzle
extension which was also stored outdoors during these visits). An LED
light rests on the top step of the stepstool.