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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Gel'ren Drask on Jan 07, 2016, 09:07 PM

Title: Jetpack build
Post by: Gel'ren Drask on Jan 07, 2016, 09:07 PM
After years of procrastination and pro-jetpack therapy, I've finally gotten a jetpack kit from Eternal Armory.  So far I've done only the basic cutting and trimming.  I started drilling get holes in the support posts to reduce weight but my drill died.

More progress will get done this weekend.

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/Erschwald/20160107_205032_zps2cuvuepm.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/Erschwald/media/20160107_205032_zps2cuvuepm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: arcticnirvana on Jan 08, 2016, 06:26 PM
 Watching with interest!
 (http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-Chair-Dis-gon-b-good-Dis-gonna-be-good-Drama-Pull-up-a-seat-Seat-This-gonna-be-good-GIF.gif?gs=a)
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Dha Bral on Jan 08, 2016, 07:26 PM
I've often wondered how these ABS jetpacks look upon completion.
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Hik'aari on Jan 10, 2016, 04:41 AM
This is Ashen's EA Jetpack painted up for this Super Commando

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee43/reapwind/Mauldalorians/2015-01-11%2018.42.02_zpsytlori8v.jpg) (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/reapwind/media/Mauldalorians/2015-01-11%2018.42.02_zpsytlori8v.jpg.html)

I have the same kit on order from EA. I love their work
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Solus Raam on Jan 11, 2016, 01:42 PM
I've often wondered how these ABS jetpacks look upon completion.

They look like a Deathwacth jetpack   :P
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Apr 18, 2016, 10:53 AM
Smart move on drilling random holes for weight reduction. something I have to keep in mind when I start building one. think the hardest part of the jetpack build is mounting it on you're back. how are you planning to do this?

Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Gel'ren Drask on Apr 18, 2016, 11:06 AM
I've made some progress on the pack.   It'd taking do long due to me being lazy.  And also due to having no idea in a harness.

I'm thinking about doing an X style rig crossed at my chest as opposed to a backpack style rig.

All the assembly I really need to do is tidy up a bit, install the mounting hardware and seal it up.  I'm toying with filling the interior with expanding foam for some extra structural stability. 
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Apr 20, 2016, 10:49 AM
Sounds great :) but the rig won't it be visible on the front? why not put magnets on them :D seeing allot of people doing that.
that's what I'm planning to do when I build a pack :) 
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Gel'ren Drask on Apr 20, 2016, 01:43 PM
Sounds great :) but the rig won't it be visible on the front? why not put magnets on them :D seeing allot of people doing that.
that's what I'm planning to do when I build a pack :)

The rig would go underneath the flak vest, and the straps would go through the back and backplate.  And while magnets would work, I don't trust them enough to stay on in a crowded environment.
Title: Re: Jetpack build
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Apr 21, 2016, 01:13 AM
The rig would go underneath the flak vest, and the straps would go through the back and backplate.  And while magnets would work, I don't trust them enough to stay on in a crowded environment.

yea a rig sounds more trustworthy. but it looks hard to take it of etc :D so just watching your build maybe you can make me a rig believer :D