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Jetpack build
« 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.


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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2016, 06:26 PM »
 Watching with interest!
 

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2016, 07:26 PM »
I've often wondered how these ABS jetpacks look upon completion.

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2016, 04:41 AM »
This is Ashen's EA Jetpack painted up for this Super Commando



I have the same kit on order from EA. I love their work

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #5 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?


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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #6 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. 

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #7 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 :) 

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Jetpack build
« Reply #9 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

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