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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 11:50 AM

Title: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 11:50 AM
So i am building Rasputin kit. While i wait for all the parts to come in i started with the backpack/compack.
This was built for my personal armor. (thats why its red) off trooper parts. I got the ideal to use the prop as a real back pack. Then Rasputin wanted to join recon. SOOOO it is a compack/back pack. I will have a spot that you can open to store stuff in it. (see the black flap)
 the best part is how it mounts. Four 65 pound pull magnets. I will install four metal disks on the back plate so it will just lock in place. I tested it by mounting it to my truck.
I still need to fill the gaps. working on the best way to do so. I know fiberglass wont effect the fiberglass part. But the other part is ABS or HIPS Plastic. I dont know if it will melt that if i was to just fiberglass the holes. I know duraglass is said to be safe for abs and hips. But i wont know till i test it on some scrap abs.
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/backpack1.jpg)
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/bp2.jpg)
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/bp3.jpg)
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/bp4.jpg)
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/IMG00275.jpg)
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/IMG00276.jpg)
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jan 06, 2012, 11:54 AM
I like it, Looks good ;) .
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 11:56 AM
i was surprised by how well the four magnets hold it in place. Makes me wonder why no one with a jet pack dose it that way.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Calo Ordoa on Jan 06, 2012, 12:07 PM
So thaaaaaaaaaaat's what happened to Boklast's Snow Trooper backpack!  :laugh:

Looks nice, vod.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 12:10 PM
yup. I wish i had done it all from start. But picking up someone else unfinished project can be just as much fun.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jan 06, 2012, 01:25 PM
It depends on the weight of the pack to how to best secure it, and what your armour plates are attached with. With the harness you can atleast spread the weight so your not pulling your vest back and choking yourself.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 02:26 PM
this pack is not that heavy and the back plate will snap on the vest. So being as the vest is tailored to fit right it should not pull much if ar all. I forget that not everyone snaps the plates on.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jan 06, 2012, 02:39 PM
All you can do is try it and see what happens.   ;D
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 02:46 PM
I tested it on my plate. works for me. but i might strap it as well on gp
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jan 06, 2012, 02:49 PM
How long did you wear it for?. 'cause don't forget the more you move the more movement it will take. On the other hand, If it worked without pulling, then go for it.  ;)
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 03:13 PM
25 pound magnets failed the test. 65 work great. However on the jump pack it dont work. it pulls to much and will slip. Would need like 100 pound pulls for that. so i now understand why webbing works better for jump packs.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jan 06, 2012, 03:24 PM
Atleast you tried  ;) .
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 03:29 PM
lol. I dont want to wear a jet pack so i never gave it much thought. Now i understand.
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jan 06, 2012, 03:45 PM
Hey, there's nothing wrong with Jetpacks  :P Mine hasn't malfunctioned  :D Well, not yet anyway  :rolleyes: LOL
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 06, 2012, 05:05 PM
its like a flamethrower from ww1 and ww2. Great weapon. But it makes you a target
Title: Re: Rasputins compack/ backpack
Post by: Ran on Jan 09, 2012, 10:17 PM
Niiice, I'm loving the pack, always have loved backpacks, especially opposed to jetpacks  :rolleyes:

(psst, go MAJIC)