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Jetpack idea
« on: Oct 08, 2011, 05:12 AM »
Well I havent actually gotten my armor together yet, but I'm in the planning stages and have ordered most of my soft parts and bucket so far. I was toying with the idea of what to do for a jet pack when I remembered I found this odd little contraption on the crawl space of my garage. Apparently its some type of ab workout device called an abflex.

http://i.imgur.com/d3kzc.png

http://i.imgur.com/jBCml.png

http://i.imgur.com/Yp5AJ.png

http://i.imgur.com/M505a.png

Any ideas on how to turn this doodad into a sweet jetpack?

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2011, 02:39 PM »
Go for it!

The first thing would be to give it a solid body. As is, it is too "open".

Reminds me of Captain Power... Ahh, the 80's. ;D

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2011, 02:47 PM »
Go for it!

The first thing would be to give it a solid body. As is, it is too "open".

Reminds me of Captain Power... Ahh, the 80's. ;D

I was thnking 'The Centurions,  "POWER EXTREME!!"  :D

Seriously, this has a great shape, if you can 'Wars' it up, all the better, hoses, tubes, cannisters.

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:07 PM »
It even looks like it's go ports for jets or places to hold fuel/weapons built into it.

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:18 PM »
Captain Power! Holy cow that brings back some memories!   Good find! Should make a good pack with a few tweaks.

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2011, 08:27 PM »
Ha! I remember the infomercials for that thing!

It looks like a good base. If it was me, I'd probably chop it down to the centre core, ditch the ab pusher bit and build from there. The middle section looks like it's got a good shape. If you're really handy, you could chop the "wings" off and maybe make them pop-out (presuming it's not against the rules here.)

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #6 on: Oct 10, 2011, 08:38 PM »
I wouldn't, I see a lot of potential for damaging it, other people, and there property when at conventions.

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #7 on: Oct 10, 2011, 10:48 PM »
Cool, thanks for the feedback gents

I'm definitely thinking I will have to cut off part of the "wings" as I wouldn't really want it to stick out further than my shoulders, making it difficult to traverse a crowded area or doorway with. There are these rounded parts though that look perfect for fitting some PVC pipe into and then enclosing the top with sintra sheeting to make some gnarly boosters. I'm looking forward to fiddling with this contraption

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #8 on: Oct 18, 2011, 01:18 AM »
Well, made a bit of progress today! Cut the wings that extended the farthest out off and found some perfect propulsion rockets in the form of cup dispensers at Lowes. Just taking a long time to sand the logos off as they were very raised and the plastic is quite durable.

Here are a few WIP pics








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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #9 on: Oct 18, 2011, 01:39 AM »
Nice progress!

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #10 on: Oct 18, 2011, 08:04 AM »
I like it. Looking forward to seeing it finnished.  ;)

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #11 on: Oct 18, 2011, 09:51 AM »
I saw one of these the other Day and Almost Did the Same thing ....... hahahah


Nice Vision Vod ......  Looks like your Heading in the Right Direction ...... * Thumbs up *   8)

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #12 on: Oct 18, 2011, 12:34 PM »
Nice Vision Vod ......  Looks like your Heading in the Right Direction ...... * Thumbs up *   8)

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #13 on: Oct 18, 2011, 12:50 PM »
Up?

 :D Well played sir, well played...

Pack's looking really good! I love how those cup dispensers look.

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Re: Jetpack idea
« Reply #14 on: Oct 18, 2011, 06:46 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys :)

Small update:

Did some bondoing, sanding and shot it with a coat of primer. Didnt take the primaer all too well so there will be more sanding to come


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