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 Bug becomes Jetpack

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Bug becomes Jetpack
« on: Apr 01, 2012, 06:39 PM »
Found this at a flea market today:



Snagged it for $12.

Here it is once disasembled:



Lot of good stuff in it. Perhaps the most important thing I plan to get out of it is a jetpack. It's a bit on the small side, but I think it has real potential. I'll be using the main body and the drum from its butt gun (Its a gun from its butt. I am not made of stone.) I plan on attaching some sort of fuel tanks to the sides, to add some mass and use the holes where the legs used to be.




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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #1 on: Apr 01, 2012, 07:05 PM »
That's....kind of tiny. Is that going to be big enough to look like it'll actually lift you off of the ground?

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2012, 07:24 PM »
Love it.  If it's too small, there are many lady mandos who would take it off your hands... ;)

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2012, 07:29 PM »
That's....kind of tiny. Is that going to be big enough to look like it'll actually lift you off of the ground?

Like I said, I plan to bulk it up some. The packs in TOR tend to be pretty small as well, so there may be a canon basis for a small pack.




Maybe just re-label it as a jump pack? Whatever the case, I'll see what I can do and if it's too small, it's too small...

Love it.  If it's too small, there are many lady mandos who would take it off your hands... ;)

Hm. Or profit...

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2012, 07:58 PM »
Oh, so you're making an Old Republic Mando?

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #5 on: Apr 01, 2012, 09:29 PM »
No, just looking to a canon source for there being jetpacks of smaller size than the Boba/Jango style.

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #6 on: Apr 01, 2012, 10:13 PM »
Hmm...don't know if the small KOTOR era jet packs can be used on Modern or Legacy era, but really I don't see any reason why not. Maybe check the source material and see if there is a small jet pack for the era of your armor, just to make sure you're covered. :)

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #7 on: Apr 01, 2012, 10:15 PM »
that is a great score those things go for like $100 Im a bit jealous

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #8 on: Apr 01, 2012, 11:31 PM »
That's....kind of tiny. Is that going to be big enough to look like it'll actually lift you off of the ground?

I'll say one thing, Commander Cody jump pack.

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #9 on: Apr 02, 2012, 08:08 AM »
We bought two of those years ago for 50% off, the only problem is that their guns don't work. I never decided whether to try and fix up the guns or try and add new features to the bugs, but I love what you're doing here with it.

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #10 on: Apr 02, 2012, 02:37 PM »
I'll say one thing, Commander Cody jump pack.

that's exactly what i was thinking when i saw it. Great Find Vod ;D

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #11 on: Apr 02, 2012, 03:15 PM »
Very cool , can't wait to see more .....  ;D

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #12 on: Apr 03, 2012, 04:52 AM »
Deffinetly has potential, what is the actual size of the main body, 8-10 inches by 12 or so?

Have a good one,
Hagen

P.S. Whats the brand name of the thing? I think I want to try to find one now.

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Re: Bug becomes Jetpack
« Reply #13 on: Apr 03, 2012, 09:30 AM »
Deffinetly has potential, what is the actual size of the main body, 8-10 inches by 12 or so?

Have a good one,
Hagen

P.S. Whats the brand name of the thing? I think I want to try to find one now.

It's 8.5" x 12", and it's by Tyco RC.

 


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