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 Jetpack WIP

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Krayd Kaflar


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Jetpack WIP
« on: Jul 20, 2010, 06:07 PM »
Since it is too hot outside to resin or bondo, yeah some people have to deal with too hot instead of too cold. I decided to start on my jetpack.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jul 23, 2010, 10:34 PM »
Good start.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jul 30, 2010, 04:37 PM »

Resined most of it on the outside. I just have inside stuff left.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jul 30, 2010, 05:43 PM »
Very cool.  I really need to start using Pepukura  :-[

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jul 30, 2010, 07:49 PM »
Yeah, it helps make things go faster in some instances, other times it can make it harder. I'm impressed by the way that so many people can scratch build them.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jul 31, 2010, 12:44 AM »
Looks good!

I'm working Skip's Pepakura gaunts. Really only nearing completion on the left gaunt. I still need to finish cutting out the rest of the right side, even though I have the main box resined and glassed.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jul 31, 2010, 02:30 PM »
I'm gonna Rondo the inside to ensure its strength, hopefully I can do that later today.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jul 31, 2010, 03:51 PM »
I'm just finishing the same jetpack build.  A bit of advice:  Rondo the outside to smooth it and add strength, use Great Stuff expanding foam sealer as a filler on the inside for even more structural strength.  I did that on mine and the total weight now is less than 5 pounds.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jul 31, 2010, 04:14 PM »
What is Rondo?  Looked it up online and all I get is references to a type of music.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jul 31, 2010, 04:30 PM »
A mixture of fiberglass resin and bondo.  The resin thins the bondo so it goes on smoother, as well as adding structural rigidity when it cures.  The name Rondo comes from "R"esin and B"ondo".

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jul 31, 2010, 04:36 PM »
A mixture of fiberglass resin and bondo.  The resin thins the bondo so it goes on smoother, as well as adding structural rigidity when it cures.  The name Rondo comes from "R"esin and B"ondo".

Cool, I'll have to try that when I try to build this pack as well.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jul 31, 2010, 09:06 PM »
Makes it so much easier to enforce things for sure. Sadly I ran out of resin today before I could finish everything up. I did get some other things started though. I'm going to make the central cone interchangeable so i can put on a rocket when I feel like it. I may do the same for the thrust tubes as well so I can change it to fit my current mood.


There's the cone, just have to cut up some bottles and drill the holes for the attachment.

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Re: Jetpack WIP
« Reply #12 on: Aug 02, 2010, 06:27 PM »
As much as I am loathe to show the paint on it:

The top is detachable from the bottom.

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