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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Rhyen Skytracker on Nov 28, 2009, 10:56 PM

Title: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Nov 28, 2009, 10:56 PM
Not sure if this is the correct place to put this thread or not.  Anyway, I made a set of Jet Boot Thrusters, kinda like the ones Cad Bane has.  Here is the test with REAL model rocket engines in them.

Intro Video:  (http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/th_100_1499.jpg) (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/?action=view&current=100_1499.flv)

Boot Test 1:  (http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/th_100_1500.jpg) (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/?action=view&current=100_1500.flv)

Boot Test 2:  (http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/th_100_1502.jpg) (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/?action=view&current=100_1502.flv)

Results:  (http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/th_100_1501.jpg) (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/wadeh13/Jet%20Boot%20Thrusters/?action=view&current=100_1501.flv)

Next Weekend I will test them while wearing them.  I think.....LOL
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: InfraFett on Nov 28, 2009, 11:18 PM
good luck
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Thaxos on Nov 28, 2009, 11:34 PM
Awesome!!!
So glad to see the test results!
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 29, 2009, 12:19 AM
i dont get it

bottle rocket strapped to brown leather boots with black straps

i mean i love bein a pyro too but can't wear those at cons or any mercs events
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Nov 29, 2009, 12:35 AM
They were a prototype to making some for a Cad Bane costume.  Once I mod them some and get a better mounting system they will look much better.  I am thinking about seeing how they will look on a Mando costume.  The rocket engines are for videos (and FUN) only.   I may try to get a permit for them at DragonCon next year.  That would be so cool.
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 29, 2009, 12:39 AM
I may try to get a permit for them at DragonCon next year.  That would be so cool.

I can assure you that won't happen
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Nov 29, 2009, 01:36 AM
I am also looking into using Co2 for them too, but where is the fun in that.  lol 
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 29, 2009, 06:19 AM
Hehe, I'm laughing like you were right now.
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Thaxos on Nov 29, 2009, 11:13 AM
i dont get it

bottle rocket strapped to brown leather boots with black straps

i mean i love bein a pyro too but can't wear those at cons or any mercs events
Still would be fun for photos under certain conditions...
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Frost K'Amon on Nov 29, 2009, 03:20 PM
I am also looking into using Co2 for them too, but where is the fun in that.  lol 

I like this idea.
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Thaxos on Nov 29, 2009, 03:32 PM
I am also looking into using Co2 for them too, but where is the fun in that.  lol 
That'd be perfect for cons
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Nov 30, 2009, 09:03 AM
I am also looking into using Co2 for them too, but where is the fun in that.  lol 

Actually, the CO2 comes out being just as loud, showy, and  more chances to light it off.  I can get 11-15 good jumps with my jetpack using a 20oz tank, plus it's so much more safe.  =)
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Nov 30, 2009, 10:44 PM
How do you release the C02?  I need a way to release it with a switch or something and the canisters need to be pretty small too.  I can machine the next set around the C02 cartridges.  I just need to find some that will work.
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Nov 30, 2009, 11:32 PM
I modified a NOX purge system into using CO2.  Only problem your going to run into is finding a tank smaller than 20oz.  Now, what you can do is run remote lines from the release servo down the inside of your pants leg and into the rocket body.  That would probably be the preferred method.  The system itself will run you around $150 total, and filling up the bottle costs around $6.  Yeah you spend a little money on it, but considering that it's reusable then your actually saving money in the long run. 

As for firing it off, there's 2 ways to do that.  One is by running a wire from your gauntlet to a switch.  The other is by using a remote control circuit.  I'm working on one of these currently, so as soon as I get it verified working safely (cause I don't need any misfiring going on with my armor) then I'll post how that circuit is created.

http://www.dynotunenitrous.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=92 (http://www.dynotunenitrous.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=92)
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Kad'ye on Jan 14, 2010, 11:14 PM
Wait, novall, your jetpack actually WORKS?? o.O
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Thaxos on Jan 14, 2010, 11:55 PM
Wait, novall, your jetpack actually WORKS?? o.O
You didn't know he has a secret moon base?? He's gotta travel in style after all  8)
Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Shiv Thano on Jan 15, 2010, 12:02 AM
We all know that he has a secret moonbase.  It was on "Pimp my Moonbase" on MTV.  The highlight of the episode being where the obnoxious host got disintegrated by his security system.  "No disintegrations, my shebs."  Classic.

Title: Re: Jet Boot Thrusters
Post by: Kad'ye on Jan 15, 2010, 10:25 AM
O.o ok then! :P