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 MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"

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MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« on: Oct 24, 2016, 01:35 PM »
I had lost much of my WIP to the digital depths, but I've reconstructed it with an Instagram photo collage:

Construction materials include cardboard mailing tubes, a carpet tube, 1/8 and 1/4 inch sintra, plastic juice bottles, shampoo bottle, PVC plumbing fitting, plastic easter eggs, shower arm flanges and wood filler for seams. 


Gathered pieces and assembled box. I found a pattern on TDH that I used for the box and nozzles. The box was cut from the 1/4" sintra, the nozzles from 1/8" sintra heated and wrapped around mouthwash bottle caps. The tubes were also wrapped in the 1/8" sintra and assembled together with vinyl ashesive. The nozzles are bolted into place.
4"-3" PVC adapter on top of center tube with Easter egg topper and juice bottle bottom. Bottom of fuel tubes capped with Easter egg bottoms, juice bottle tops on top. Shampoo bottle split in halve and two halves placed along dorsal of pack.



Primed, filled, sanded and primed again. The box looked blank so I found some neat greeblies in the dump bin at work. These were the blade guard to a table saw I halved and placed between the tubes, flush with the leading edge. I didn't like the look of the bottle tops on the fuel tubes so I used shower arm flanges to cap them off.


Masked, painted and detailed. Silver chrome base coat, with shiny racecar red trim. Mmmm.... pretty!


Weathered and finished with a little rust, some carbon scoring, paint scratches and a ding or two.

All in all, a weeks worth of work and maybe $20 of materials (that I didn't already have on-hand).

« Last Edit: Oct 25, 2016, 11:44 AM by MadCelt » Logged

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2016, 03:56 PM »
So jealous of people who have The Eye to do "found item" builds like this.   Nicely done.

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #2 on: Oct 25, 2016, 06:57 AM »
So jealous of people who have The Eye to do "found item" builds like this.   Nicely done.

THANKS!
That really means a lot.
My kids are always asking me to make something for them, so with limited resources or funding I usually get crafty with whatever is laying about.

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2016, 11:36 AM »
Now what did I use for attachment?


The backplate of my armor with slots cut for the mounting clips on the back of my jetpack . The clips are spring-loaded mirror mount hardware bolted in place. Spacing for slots narrower than edge of clips so the springs clamp in tight. Makes it real simple to mount/unmount by slipping bottom clips in first, lifting pack to tension springs, and snapping top clips in place allowing gravity to pull pack down and snug in clips tightly.


Straps bolted through the vest (hidden by the backplate) and pulled tight under the vest carries the weight of the jetpack.


So here's the end result of my jetpack journey. Just a side comparison with Fett for size and scale.
It's tight, fits snug and carries pretty easy with the shoulder straps.

« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2016, 12:51 PM by MadCelt » Logged

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #4 on: Oct 25, 2016, 11:41 AM »
Very nicely done, my friend.

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #5 on: Oct 31, 2016, 12:45 PM »
My brother Tim (Pagan on the forums) was so impressed by my hybrid repulser pack he wanted one of his own.

I built his from the same materials and process I did mine with the following differences:
1) The upper blast shield to protect his neck from the missile exhaust (his is a weapons platform, mine is not)
3) Cones and nacelle shrouds added to fuel tubes
2) The Boba style side nozzle pods


Here's the rough construction showing the bits of juice bottles, mailing tubes, Easter eggs and sintra panels that make it up.


Primed, filled and primed again. The nozzle pods were made from 2.5" wooden balls bought at Hobby Lobby, bolted through a couple of spray can caps and into the pack body. found some triangle thumb screw type knobs to greeblie the pods and make it easier to remove for storage/shipping.


Pretty smooth finish...!


How it looks painted, pretty and mounted to his backplate.

« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2016, 12:53 PM by MadCelt » Logged

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2016, 10:32 PM »
 :o :o  >:(  :'(

MAN DOWN, MAN DOWN !


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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2016, 01:27 AM »
NOOOOO!!!!😱😱😭

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #8 on: Nov 08, 2016, 11:31 AM »
 :o :'(  Sorry vod. That's such a cool jetpack, I hope you can fix it.

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #9 on: Nov 08, 2016, 12:07 PM »
My brother Tim (Pagan on the forums) was so impressed by my hybrid repulser pack he wanted one of his own.

I built his from the same materials and process I did mine with the following differences:
1) The upper blast shield to protect his neck from the missile exhaust (his is a weapons platform, mine is not)
3) Cones and nacelle shrouds added to fuel tubes
2) The Boba style side nozzle pods


Here's the rough construction showing the bits of juice bottles, mailing tubes, Easter eggs and sintra panels that make it up.


Primed, filled and primed again. The nozzle pods were made from 2.5" wooden balls bought at Hobby Lobby, bolted through a couple of spray can caps and into the pack body. found some triangle thumb screw type knobs to greeblie the pods and make it easier to remove for storage/shipping.


Pretty smooth finish...!


How it looks painted, pretty and mounted to his backplate.

This looks great, what did you use for the cones?

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #10 on: Nov 09, 2016, 08:44 AM »
This looks great, what did you use for the cones?

Big plastic, candy-filled Easter eggs.  :P

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Re: MadCelt's personal repulserlift "jetpack"
« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 2016, 11:33 AM »
:o :'(  Sorry vod. That's such a cool jetpack, I hope you can fix it.

I,m having me a thought here...


 


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