I just find it funny how we spent so much money to invent a pen that can write in space and yet the Russian just go ahead and use a pencil, lol..
Quote from: MadPlumbarian on April 09, 2016, 11:06:44 PMI just find it funny how we spent so much money to invent a pen that can write in space and yet the Russian just go ahead and use a pencil, lol..That's an urban legend, sorry. Fact is, a pencil would be a HORRIBLE idea on a spacecraft: imagine how much havoc stray graphite powder would wreak on electronics?
From the Fisher Space Pen web site: "When the astronauts began to fly, like the Russians, they used pencils. But the lead sometimes broke and became a hazard by floating in the capsule's atmosphere where there was no gravity. It could float into an eye or nose, or cause a short in the thousands of exposed electrical connections in the spacecraft. Since the fire on Apollo 1, which three Astronauts died, NASA required a writing instrument that would not burn in a 100% oxygen atmosphere."http://fisherspacepen.com/pages/company-overview
I don't think there's a version of the bullet with a clip is there? I like to have a pocket clip.
I've used the cheaper Space Tec ones for years and they're a pretty good pen actually for plastic. Not as cool I know but have worked well for me.I don't think there's a version of the bullet with a clip is there? I like to have a pocket clip.
I always use Fisher refills in preference to anything else and use them in my Maxpedition pens
IIRC they *all* come with pocket clips, but the classic Bullet that's rounded at both ends is notorious for the clip falling off. There's another variation of the bullet with a squared-off back end, and the clip stays on that one just fine.
Quote from: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 10, 2016, 02:46:44 PMI always use Fisher refills in preference to anything else and use them in my Maxpedition pens Ditto. I use 'em wherever they fit. Personally, I prefer a big, bold blue line. (Old habit from the days of faxes and B&W-only laser printers, mark-up/edits in blue were more obvious compared to the black print.)I'm much the same with regards to ink color. I carry a knock off bullet and have a real one.
This thread made me think perhaps a good idea for a sticky would be a list of all then pens that accept the Fisher Space Pen refills?I know that guys are fond of many different pen types, but would also like the ability to use the Fisher refill.Or maybe not? Lol.
Well, my Fisher Refills came with an adapter for the Parker standard "G2". I moved one of them into my Parker Jotter, works great.