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Title: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 02, 2012, 07:48 AM
SEE NEWEST POST-THE ONE FEATURED BELOW AND A BIT ABOVE WAS REDONE IN STAINLESS


     I am making a slightly modified Merr-son Munitions ZX-6 jetpack, with a few small performance enhancing aftermarket modifications. Modifications to ZX-6 to make it custom: Military grade Gyro Stabalizers, custom fuel tank caps, Anti-tank AVHM(higher concussing force from explosion), heat-sink incorperating missile launching base, more adjustable directional thrusters, and the bottom "shower-drain" vent thing will be several stacked pieces of 20gauge sheet-metal that make a nice shape.

Gyro Stabalizer: started out with Brass heat exhanger valve cap & scrap brass from a faucet.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0139.jpg)
I then drilled a 1/4" hole through the top in the aprox. center, sanded the burs, sanded the orange paint, and put a 31/2" bolt through it.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0144.jpg)
I then spun it against a wire brush with it affixed to the chuck of my corded drill.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0145.jpg)
which, gave me this brushed-brass finish. Shame I'm going to blackwash it :-\
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0147.jpg)

will post more progress when i get time.
fore now, you can still see the pics before i post them here
http://s810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/

edit: krif-lemme fix all those typos in the thread title >.>
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7(NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 10, 2012, 12:22 AM
Got both directional thrusters drilled, mounted, screwed, and bondo'd the seems [ :-[ all of that came out wrong... :-X ]

NOTE:I used threadlock [mediumstrength-blue LOCTITE, formula....264?]     on everything that was bolted.

     Nextly for the missile/central fuel cannister-dremmeled down the bondo under the missile's base, dremmeled a 31/2"[exterior diameter] semi-domed & threaded B-PVC pipe cap for what the missile base is mounted to[note that no pics were taken of that step] and under that there is another B-PVC 31/2threaded coupling. Note that I had to dremmel out all the threading
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild001.jpg)
and it killed my dremmel.
[before/after comparison]
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild002.jpg)
So I returned it and got a new one  :rolleyes: . I glued the pipe caps using PVC/B-PVC/ABS transition cement and stunk up my basement at 1am with that stuff. The actual pipe that the couplings are glued onto is 3" ABS [hence the transition cement for B-PVC to ABS].

Next up was the directional thrusters.
For the actual cone thingys i used 2 spray nozzels from a hospital Chiller I scrapped not-too-long ago. they are made of grey (possibly B-)PVC I chopped off  the actual directional spraying head part and sanded it down. Then I got a 3/8s 11/2" long wood-threaded bolt and a 21/2" stainless steel washer. These fit into the directional thruster "cone" to keep it secured to the ball-joint thing. For the "ball-joint" thing I used 2 ash[the wood] curtain rod pinnials. But just between you and me, you have no idea were they went, and neither do I :-X   these had a cheap white metal base and cap. I drilled a 1/4" hole in both the base and cap, then drilled through it in 5/16" After that, I passed a 5" section of threaded rod through with 2"s sticking out of the bottom of the base-here is a pic of the whole directional thruster + ball joint + base + cap
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild029-1.jpg)
In order for the base to fit semi-seemlessly onto the 2 side fuel cannisters I had to grind down the base of the pinnial
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild016.jpg)
-which posed no challange due t it's relatively low quality alloy. I acomplished this with blood, torn work gloves, and several sanding drums. [Note that many sanding drums will un-wind while in rotation and cut-you-up]
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild015.jpg)
 As you can see, I got them pretty close the the arc of the pipe-wall.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild027-1.jpg)
After the parts were "properly" shaped, I began the lengthly, excruciating, and annoying proscess of mounting them on so they are tornado proof. [as in they WILL NOT MOVE ] To start this, I had to dremmel a circuler cavity into the pipe caps and couplings at the bottom of the fuel cannisters where the directional thruster is to be mounted. I made it about 3/4" round to fit a stack of 1/4" washers
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild017.jpg)
,that would keep the directional thruster level throughout mounting so I could friction-fit the bottom grey B-PVC  semi-domed pipe cap onto it. [ I belive they were higher PSI pipe caps due to the dme, with a dome there are no corners to focus preassure ]once I had the apropriete height in the stack of washers, ontop of them I torqued on a 1/4" nut that had a built-in washer which reduced the chances of the nut going through the hole of the washer. I ofcourse drilled a 3/8" hole in the base to acomidate the nut though.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild028.jpg)
On the inside however, I had to arrange an ornate stack of washers that prevented the pipe from becoming ovuler in shape and keep the 5" rod from possibly being yanked out, and to withstand the enormous tension it will be under. As you can see, it performed it's function admirable well while adding about a pound of weight on each directional thruster.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild020.jpg)
I then screwed around with those osik'la ash pinials for about an hour each until I got something that worked. They weren't drilled exactly the same so they needed a lot of adjusting. Once i got them mounted, I did my final screwing-on of the 3/8" wood-bolt.....fastener...thingys...lag-bolts?
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild025.jpg)
I also founf some reasonable looking bolts to use for the end caps, I started by counter-sining the pan-head 3/16" hex-key bolts with the 1/4"-20 threading. I put aproximatly 2-3 1/4" nuts
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild021.jpg)
[some had lock-washers] to act as spacers. but the bolts were some gunked-up I had to re-thread them in 1/4"-20 threading.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild024.jpg)
Once those were on, I added my coupler-nut and then torqed it onto the threaded rod keeping the pinnian ball on the fuel cannister; no seriously-I torqed those so bad I nearly soiled my drawers and gave myself a hernia. I was turning it with a 2' copper pipe until I was weary of the bolt itself getting stripped, so I was content with the tornado-proof bolting of them.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild029.jpg)

Onto the Aerodynamic Pipe Caps:
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Started with a decorative lighting nut, 2 thin washers, 2 big washers, some brass faucet lug-nuts, and a bolt just like I used on directional thruster-pinnial caps+ a 1/4" nut & washer.
  ALL JUST MENTIONED PARTS IN QUOTE X2

I started by drilling out the lighting nut and countersinking it, then puting the bolt in.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild008.jpg)

I then stacked:
bolt head
lighting nut
thin washer
brass faucet lugnut
big washer
thin washer
1/4" nut
and it then looked like this
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild009.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild011.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild010.jpg)

I then filed down/sanded a B-PVC domed pipe cape and drilled a 1/4" hole in the top and passed the washer-stack thing through it and bolted it with a big washer and then a thin washer.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild013.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0116.jpg)
After noticing I needed a longer 21/2" section for the visual part of the jetpack's fuel cannister, I sawed the top off of 4 more of the before mentioned B-pvc pipe caps, filed/sanded them, and stacked them accordingly so they would provide the apropriete amound of visual 21/2"ness...to the...thing  [stares at watch, 3:43 am, typing up post for past 2hours  :'( ]
I just counter-sunk with a 5/16" HSS machining bit I used on the directional thrusters as well.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0126.jpg)
-and I put a gyp-rock screw in & filed it flush
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0129.jpg)
 because I was feeling a little naseus from all the melted plastic, threadlock I ingested, and blood-loss. It worked out pretty well though.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0131.jpg)
I will be mounting the cannisters to the jetpack's "back plate" using screws of some type.

Bottom fuel cannister pipe cap:
I found some odd partial cone cabinetry accesories at RESTORE and used those with some 1/4" bolts I found while dumpster-diving for a control panel out'back o'my electronics place  :-[
So yea, I passed the bolts through that and the cap, put a washer and then bolted it to the bottom caps that had the notch cut out of them for the directional thruster base.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild003.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild004.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/jetpackbuild005.jpg)

Anti
Vehicle
Homing
Missile
(Anti-tank varient)

I made using several plumbing parts, a couple broken odd lightsaber parts, several #2 Robertson sheetmetal screws, the lid to an old BIONICLEs contained i found next to the control pannel and bolts, and some strange piece of plastic that screws together that i am using to make it detacable. I also chopped off the reamer piece of an orange juicer of the nose-cone. I filled all the cavitys in it with BONDO-GLASS, so it is fairly solid. As for painting, still needs a bit of sandign and I am thinking about using copper for the "metal" parts with OD green

[no pics of missile yet, still need a bit of bondo sanding]
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Thaxos on Apr 09, 2012, 10:47 PM
Looking good so far, let's see some new progress photos!
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 10, 2012, 05:41 PM
OK here are the progress pics
note that the missile and center tank thing are just loosely placed there for the time being, and will be mounted at a later time when I get some more rivets to make the rest of the chasis to attache to the missile tank.

overview:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0355.jpg)

bottom view
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0356.jpg)

Missile
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0357.jpg)

here is the riveting I metnioned to Thaxos
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0358.jpg)

45 degree diagnol view
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0359.jpg)

mounting of fuel tanks to chassis: a couple exterior pop rivets[see riveting pic] and 5" long gyprock 1/4" anchor bolts or whatever those butterfly nut things are;anyways-said 2 bolts with some washers and a collet act as spacers to keep the 2 tanks at aproximately the same heigh/depth ratio in the chassis.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0346.jpg)
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Thaxos on Apr 10, 2012, 07:56 PM
Progress looks good.
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 10, 2012, 07:58 PM
what about the aircraft hull fashion of riveting?
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Thaxos on Apr 10, 2012, 08:06 PM
I don't think it's a deal breaker, not what I personally would do... I don't think it'll be an issue on approval though.
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 12, 2012, 03:14 PM
hmm....I'm getting some negative feeb ack from most people I ask; but generaly it is "As far as canonical jetpacks go, there havn't been any with that much riveting-if any at all. Unless it is a custom pack, I would smooth it out."  It is indeed a custom one-it is supposed to be a ressurected hulk of scrap metal. I.e. aquireing the carcass of a ZX-6 and rebuilding it to my own tailering. Which includes replacing the rectanguler box that goes on the center fuel tank with a micro-rayshield generator. And this give it some small-arms resistance along with an armoured overylay. [i.e. the customisable armour overlays in Kotor I & II.
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Thaxos on Apr 12, 2012, 03:36 PM
Check with the approval team for the official stance, they know best.
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Apr 13, 2012, 04:42 PM
I freakin' Love how you fitted a Lightsaber greeb as the missile. I used the same exact Greeb for my missile,  :P
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 13, 2012, 08:01 PM
sweet  8)
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 22, 2012, 03:56 PM
JetPack will be on-hold untill I get the rest of the kit re-vamped. Have to prioritise my effort.
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Feb 10, 2013, 07:54 PM
New concept and modifying pre-existing parts to go with the new design, and scrapping the glavlanised steel chassis for stainless steel with a CO2 system as I acumalate those parts with time.

Basicaly just need a 40oz paintball tank for the CO2 if anyone wanys to trade something for one? >.>
no?... fine, scram then...go play on your RP threads or something...



The missile is done(Who else would build the bullets before the gun?). I'll take a pic of the concept next chance I get. Idealy going to use 20gauge 403Stainless Steel and braze it together with bronze using my acetalyne torch. Was offered a job at NBs biggest metal fabricating fascility so I have access to more materials soon.

Re-using the following parts:
Thrusters
Missile
modified cones
central cylinder/missile base
missile
most of the greebs like the gyro + a comm spike
Title: Re: Dresdon's ZX-7 NOW PRESENTED IN TECHNI-COLOUR!!! (IOW pic heavy)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 06, 2013, 12:09 PM
Well then. Started brazing the new Jetpack together-mostly 20 and 22 gague 403 stainless, but instead of mainly bronze I have come to notice that the temperature for bronze brazing is...bittersweet. I heat it up enought to melt the brozne and the surface warps with the ehat >...< So it's abck to SilFos15(Yea, $350/lbs-good thing I get it for free from work) and I'm then beefing up the weld with the bronze so essentialy give it roughly 20% bronze content, so it's stronger and less brittle...to think I bought a whole tube of bronze jsut for this lol....I guess I'll just save the bronze for thicker stainless like knee or cod palte work, as that's roughly 14gauge.

Since this jetpack actauly counts as an IB Art project(the painting and shaping of it anyways) I was able to get all my stainless for free (<3) along with a crapload of other parts they through in. Some such parts are these 2mm thick stainless steel plates with T_nuts weleded on that I'm going to use for the mounting method, YUP: Bolts going straight through the backplate! and when not in use, I'll just have some fancy bolts plugging the holes on the backpalte.....So umm...yea, going to make my new jetpack over my march break(which I am halfway through...better late than never....I'll post updates when my dad gets home with the Iphone for picture taking.

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EDIT: here are the pics of the progress on the new jetpack...also got a vid to upload once MovieMaker is done publishing a RS clan vid. Made from 20-22gauge 403 stainless steel and brazed with Silfos15 and a bit of bronze.   I was literaly working on it until it was black outside(which made picking teh tools and parts up a pain in the shebse)

Ok, it make look really bulky in these pics(it weighs less than my galvanised steel version lololol), but that's going to be fixed by adding the raised parts near the center tank that can be seen in the cencept sketch here:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0294_zpsd76e642f.jpg)

I will shamefully admit now, it's not as sleep as the concept portrayed. the flat part's too big and the diagonal panels arnt big enough >.<    I made it based off of my old one :L    so I'll need to make up for that somehow...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0293_zps79d573de.jpg)

Buuuut, up-side to that is the inside's plenty roomy.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0296_zps3ada740e.jpg)
I could fit a couple of them 80s stereos you'd see them punks carrying around on theri shoulder in there even.

It reminds me a bit of the Ebon Hawk...hopefully it doesnt look too bad in the end though...I feel devastated that such a simple thing, such as the angle of a couple segments threw off the entire concept so far >...<   :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(   :'(   :'(   :'(   :'(
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0295_zpsc7a1514b.jpg)
I am very pleased with how smooth I made my cones...one's a chunk of 1x4's I glued together and shaped with my grinder like I did my Beskad, and with vigorous sanding for a couple days I got them both nearly identicle and smooth as a Twilek's Lekku(head tail). The one in teh picture is the aluminum fence post cap I used to model the second cap off of.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0298_zps6f988cbd.jpg)

My welding was damn good though...only problem I had was the bottom part of the jetpack warping uncontrolable when I went to braze on the bottom bracket part that will make the mounting system.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0299_zps34416052.jpg)

I'll need to fill this gap...but anyways, the center tank sits quite nicely...pretty tight but whatever.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0297_zpsfd02f0f8.jpg)

*sigh* Incompetants asked to do simple tasked utterly fail misrably when I make a simple request. This is supposed to be a picture of the right thruster shielding palte, but it's more like a picutre of the whole hing taken too far away -.-     Rest assured when I do the enxt update I'll take a proper picutre and pick my tools up cursing in the darkness to make sure that this gets done right next time.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0305_zps0d46476f.jpg)

I need a consensus. Do some extreme surgery and redo the parts that arnt like in the concept so it looks sleaker or leave it as-is?
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 07, 2013, 06:20 PM
GOOD NEWS! It's actualy looking good like the concept now!
BAD NEWS! my dad left rate away when he got home to go to his second job -.-     'gonna have to wait a few more hours to ake pcis and upload them >.<    but in the mean-time here' a video I had taken of me last night brazing the right thruster shield onto the chassis...proof that i work into the dark and that it is indeeed me doing this...well-I guess to those of you who havn't ever seen me IRL working it wouldnt be proof...but those who ahve know its me...
 
I start off by brushing flux onto both the chassis and the shield plate then I braze it.

EDIT:
Alrite, the noob got home at like midnight and I didnt get the phone and he left at like 6am again today >.<
But here's whats getting done today. Got the...'headboard'(the top part of the backplate (behind the missile) and now I'm adding the rigid frame, made of 1/8" angle iron(sadly not stainless :'( ) and now I'm welding the T-nut assemblies onto the frame parts, the jetpack has gained about 5lbs but it's as solid as cast iron now. Each T-nut assembly has 2 Tnuts on it, (which are all stainless btw) and I have two of the T-nut assemblies welded on the vertical jetpack frame struts and that will make 8  in total, 4 on each side.


Edit: Ok, heres yesterdays pics first, and then today's pics
As promised, here are the better pics of the directional thruster shield plates. Note that the thrusters are not mounted yet, and are just sitting loosely for the pic.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0316_zpsbb2caf49.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0315_zps3682c916.jpg)

On the concept you say there were hoses on the sides, well here are the fancy pieces that allow for that.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0317_zps55fe7de2.jpg)
their cast zinc electrical related Controls hardware, so they arn't that common-I've only ever had 2 people point out thigns on my armour that they recognised. My dad's boss for a Compressor relay I used on the side of my Goldenwing helmet, and a plumber I met at Harbour Con-Fusion who recognised the faucet cartridge i used on the back of Janet, my disruptor pistol.

Heres the addition of the raised portions. Their cut out of 3/16" Aluminum Diamond plate, should I have them pattern out or pattern hidden?
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0319_zps1368918b.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0320_zpsafbf3017.jpg)

Heres the gyro housing, same thign i was going to use on the last one.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0323_zpsf877c3f1.jpg)

and then on the opposite side I ahve the comm spike/beacon. I made it out of the temperature sensor of an oven and the LED is a leftover part from a lasertag gun I took apart to make someone a Disruptor rifle.
I added the small Stainless palte onto it with 4 rivets to look like an access panel or something. Its moutned with two 8/32 machine screws, and YES everything thats good to go has been thraed-locked.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0332_zpsdf985fbc.jpg)
It DOES go up past the 'headboard' but not by much.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0330_zps8feeddfb.jpg)
and then the soda can shaped LED which is actualy super-bright
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0331_zps4f37e538.jpg)
To attach the Headboard I used a universal Condensator mounting bracket that I bent out about 10* more than its standard 90*, and now it fits on the angled surface of teh jetpack top. I used fancy Alen-key machine screws in 1/4" thraeding to do all the visible mounting, I'll be using more generic looking hex-head grade5 bolts on the back frame of it though...either those or something nicer depending on what I have available.



Now onto the inside, still roomy as allways but now I riveted on the PVC pip center tank, attached the mounting hardware, and added some epoxy putty to hold the tank tops in place and fill a couple large gaps inside.
Here I also cut the hole in the tank to pass the electroncis for the shield generator and reduce the weight slightly...because teh PVC part actualy weighs more than the steel frame made of angle-iron I cut out of my bedframe.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0334_zps142c361a.jpg)
As you can see, I have added the epoxy putty inside to be a gap filler and secure thigns in place like the cones. That blue wire is for the Comm spike.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0337_zpsa9bc85ca.jpg)
The bottom of the tank I left sticking out a bit because I'm not 100% sure on what I'm using for the base plate, more details on that at the end of the post.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0338_zpsc7379fe5.jpg)
the bottom needs a solid base like the 1/4" Aluminum because it got some warping while brazing and will dealwith the gaps n such.


This is at the top of the jetpack at the rear of teh center tank. At the lower/right of the red righting on the conduit piece you can see were I added some epoxy putty as a fgap filler.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0340_zps44d5389b.jpg)
I also did the same on the bottom.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0341_zpsb5c192fa.jpg)
HEY LOOK! The blue fireproof coveralls with the flourescent reflective safety strips...does that count as proof I did the brazing my self? I often get people saying stuff like"Oh yeah right, you probably bought that on ebay", which pisses me the kriff off after I put so much work into something.

Were its double layeerd the PVC on the center tank is a whole 1/2" thick, with a piece of the 3/16" diamond plate for comparison.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0342_zps7c79b262.jpg)

Heres the frame, After i wlded the T-nut assemblies on, I cleaned the flux off with hot running water, to my horror the freshly ground metal already began to condensate rust on the surface, so i dried it with a hand towel and shot it with rust paint. WISH I HAD ALUMINUUUUM
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0336_zps02e2a847.jpg)


Oh and heres the missile....I got it all painted up a lil while ago so Id at least have something done, but its the same missile from the last jetpack minus all the screws, jsut removed those and bondod, the internal bondo plug makes it solid enough....I made the cone out of sheetmetal and a triangular diamond bit for my dremal though.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0343_zpse3a0aaef.jpg)


So umm...heres were it stands as of now.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0344_zps1f38a571.jpg)

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0327_zps718ec524.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0329_zps64a4615b.jpg)

Its starting to look something like the concept now....
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0325_zpsf07f37d9.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0326_zps9bcf9a1c.jpg)



So, abou that bottom base plate. its nescesary because there was some warping while doing some of the wlding on it. Easy fix-BUUUUT, while cutting saidd base plate out of some 1/4" Aluminum Diamond plate,
MY GRINDER ERUPTED INTOO A BALL OF FLAMES AND I WAS ELECTROCUTED THOUGH THE TRIGGER OF IT!
It's a 5A grinder so it could have easily been fatal, instead it just  grounded through my forearm to my elbow and then down my thick through my knee as I was kneeling on the ground cutting it out whilst it was atop of a wooden pallet.  SO NOW I need a new grinder -.-

The cause of the grinder's malfunction I believe was the extended use with an extention cord, because it craetes a higher amperage draw and probably fried the contacts on the switch, and thus in turn shorted outt he coil on the motor, causing the spun wire to glow like by Gattling gun battery nightmare, hence the fire and smoke and flames shooting out the vent while I was trying to use it.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 10, 2013, 03:25 AM
That's pretty!
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 10, 2013, 10:30 AM
RAte now I've got Bondo on it to smooth out any warping and the welding and grinder gouging. For moutnign it, instead of the frustrating blind oholes I've been drilling throught he abckpalte, I'm jsut going to cut a huge chunk out of my backplate and use that to easily pass bolts into it, and I'll probably even use the chunk of alumionum from the backplate to make the jetpack's base plate were it got warped.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 10, 2013, 10:53 AM
That is sick. How heavy is it?
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 10, 2013, 12:18 PM
Well, I have added some filler and the aluminum raised segments on either side of the tank, and with the fuel tank making up a large portion of the weight due to a huge 7/16" bolt going down to hold all the stacked parts on it, I'd say between 15-20lbs. Wont get much heavier for now though, no more than 10lbs heavier at the MOST.    I may pass control wireing through the flamethrower hoses and use the jetpack as a mass battery storage unit, but idk yet.   I'm just having some strange premonitions about roughly 80Volts and 2L of water beside eachother in a metal container... I'm most likely going to deburr the isnide compeltely with my dremal then put Bondo over all the seams and lips. I WILL have a co2 system in it eventualy, I just kind of expended my CO2 budget on the gauntlet which isnt perfect yuet but actualy works: you see, the only trouble is a pinhole leak in the hoses because their not meant for the preasure of the co2.      A friend offered to give me RC jet engines for it 8)  damn gas prices though, had to refuse lol.

But today I am basicaly going to get it to a stage were its ready for paint and electronics.




Paint jobs:
I have to represent my sheemetal doner, so on the tank tops the initials FCV (First Choice Ventilation) and then AA on the one to the right (Acacin Armouries). As for the acutaly colour scheme, I'm contemplating a red and grey setup, my clan and school colours, navy blue and white with medium grey(My RS Veteran CApe colours), or black, grey, and gold like my ship and basilisk, the BlackHawk and the Iron Maiden.




edit:
 So far I've got the first run of glazing putty on it, and im about to go and work on mounting the thrusters after Ive sanded them a bit. Probably going to have a large drywal anchor machine screw going through the outside and cement it in place with bondo and epoxy putty.


edit: heres the pics
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0348_zpsd396c06e.jpg)
still need to do more filler after my crazy thruster mounting proscess

<que horror music>
BACKPLATE!!!!!!!!
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0359-1_zpsb9149f10.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0358-1_zpsbcb33850.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0356-1_zps98018b38.jpg)

hERS THE INSIDES ATM
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0354_zps59e74834.jpg)
used them giant 7/16" wood bolts with my ratchet to get the thrusters on. Tehy ain't goin' no-were
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0353_zpsd163816c.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0352_zpsbf87b151.jpg)

hers the otuside with the filler
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0351_zpscc2123b2.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0350_zpseb360b06.jpg)
I had to hammer the brass couplings into the zinc parts, so I cracked the bondo at the top and decided to bolt the side welds to be safe.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0349_zps3606fe75.jpg)


it'll be easier to bolt the backplate on now.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0347_zps5d679054.jpg)

Thats all for the time being. Will do more work after school.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 13, 2013, 10:11 AM
Got the shield generator JB welded on and may likely use an additional means of mounting it, I.E. an aluminum bar going across the tank cavity with a long machinescrew on the outside of the tank to look a bit like a rivet or something.   I havn't been able to work on it yes this week because I had commisions coming in, some guna and armour-which will go to fund my paintjob anyways(out of Krylon Nickle Shimmer for the metalic coat) and I have a paintjob in mind with a concept I made that I'll do, Black, Grey, Gold, and red accents. willupload later.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 17, 2013, 06:16 PM
THIS is how long it took to get painting.   THIS is how many people commisioned me for various armour and weapons. THIS is how much homework I get in IB.   If you still clueless, "THIS' is referring to how long it took me to get to working on my OWN things.

Now, Jetpack is all but finished painting, ran out of masking tape forthe final black coat -.-

But here it is all silver...wondering if I should name it...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0002_zps30824ca7.jpg)
I used Krylon Nickle Shimmer
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0003-1_zps8ba42af0.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0004-1_zpsb49694e2.jpg)
Have I mentioned I <3 KRYLON Nicle Shimmer?
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0013_zpsc5f12917.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0014_zps5e4a3e02.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0005-1_zps46692d13.jpg)
The paint also helps prevent the ferrous steel Angle Iron I used for the frame from rusting.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0009-1_zps65946a34.jpg)
I didn't bother going crazy with the areas that wont be seen anyways.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0010-1_zps55aac73b.jpg)
still good though...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0011-1_zps9c1fd64c.jpg)
pretty...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0012-1_zpsee2849cc.jpg)
I uhh/....don't really give a sh!t about palces that wont be seen so...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0015_zps630a7eb6.jpg)

This is what I used for the weathering
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0016_zps2963f88c.jpg)
$20 Windsor&Newton Watercolour Masking Fluid>$3 toothpaste(on sale)
got to buy some DARKSIDE skittles and rivets with all the money I saved...

Anyone else here have a dirty, dirty, filthy mind?    If so, stfu.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0017_zps1a7562ae.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0018_zps3e968c40.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0019_zpsf0bfa1db.jpg)
Black over the areas that would get something other than black(helps with the weathering)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0020_zps8ede56c5.jpg)

THE NEXT DAY(March 17th/Sunday) I got some grey on the jetpack the night before...but here it is dried-ish... I added the -ish because it caused the Krylon Raspberry to krinkle in some places, due to the cold and me putting Krylon over an Enamol Rustpaint...I find all gloss paints are very tempermental...wish Krylon had this colour in actual Flat, what they have that tehy claim to be flat....I object to it's flat-ness.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0022_zpsfffbdaf1.jpg)
first colour after the grey was red...and these are the cans I used today...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0023_zpsf5a69b13.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0024_zps2a07021f.jpg)
this particular can was being very odd....the paint, after literaly 10minutes straight of shaking, still wasnt very opaque. On edges and raised parts the paint ebbed back from the edge, leaving the fins on the center missile tank part with grey and black showing through, so I changed the design a big and opted for black...then gold...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0025_zpsa61d25e6.jpg)
Heres the Krinkling I spoke of(it resided a bit after a while)...this affected area is by one fo the tank bottoms, my left side thruster(when wearing it)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0026-1_zpsbb2412a3.jpg)
And again on the top, same side...wont matter because these areas are being painted black anyways
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0027-1_zpsd88d43c1.jpg)
(this crinkling is 90% on the tooth-paste weathering ) LOOK WHAT THE WIND HAD THE NERVE TO DO!    EACH COAT OF PAINT AND THATS WHAT HAPPENED!   I was able to kind of correct it by shielding the part with a piece of sheetmetal and light misting coats, wasting 90% of the paint in the form of overspray, but it luckily it globbed on a bit and hid most of the dimpling without doing much globby-ness....THIS msut be why they say not to do spraypainting when its 3*C
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0028-1_zps9f037b93.jpg)
Once the red was done being a bith to work with, I masked over the parts that were to remain red and then did the gold
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0033-1_zpsc53f5e87.jpg)
reminds me of a duracel....except the top aint copper its gold  :P
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0034-1_zpscde865eb.jpg)
and I then ran out of masking tape while masking poff the gold so I could put the final lblack on it -.-

So instead I rebuilt the gyro housing, gave it a brine bath(3 parts water, 2 parts salt, 1part vinnegar) and that removed all the nasty chemicals that had acumilated on it from being in an old scrapbin for aproximatly a year, and made the brass machine screw on it match it in colour. then I whipped out my  Dura-Glit (a can of polish wadding from the 70s) and made it very very very very shiny. I can see my reflection in it...     BUT: since I used this, you see, it will weather the surface too look like old brass(think of old, weathered bullet casings,,,minus green oxydation if I can help it, it will just tarnish to a battered bronze colour)

with Interior Incandesceant lighting
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0037-1_zps03a8e8eb.jpg)

with natural lighting in my kitchen
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0036-1_zpsc1605364.jpg)

and with direct sunlight outside
its so bright, it defocused the camera
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0037-1_zps03a8e8eb.jpg)

and umm...yea, expecting a shipment of around 2000 LEDs of varrying colours within the next week or so, so if time permits I'll have all the electrical done in time for my next efvent on the 24th this month.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Solus Raam on Mar 18, 2013, 11:51 AM
Wow just wow. Incredible work you have done here. Can't wait to see it all finished.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 21, 2013, 11:30 PM
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0082_zpsb4099b72.jpg)
Wednsday was a snowday, so wednsday plus today I finnished* the jetpack. I say finished* because I still intend on synchronsiing the LEDs with some 555 timers and some IC boards.
To start with, I got some more masking tape on my lucnhbreak, and then to remove the toothpaste I resorted to a coarse plastic bristled brush...a bit too course because in some places it went through the silver...but that was a simple repair.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0043-1_zps2981e95a.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0044-1_zps7b31abe3.jpg)
A little BLACKWING clears us of our deeds.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0045-1_zpsf88dd88f.jpg)
It was acutaly so cold out when I did this that the water would freeze under 20seconds of rinsing the jetpack.
So I brought it inside, clutching it like an infant in my Yoda towel
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0046_zps72d4ec70.jpg)
also did a little bit of weathering on ths missile...didnt raelly want to as its munitions that will be fired off and exploded on a regular bassis, but it wouldnt raelly look right without the small amount of weathering.
oh and I also trimme it down yesterday after doing a height test with the jetpack, removed about 4" so the tip of the missile points no more than 2" above my helmet
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0078-1_zpsa8853c0a.jpg)

since it was so cold out I had to do the blackwash in my living room....I got yelled at...but it kinda worked........the blackwash missed a couple spots, I'll have to get thoe later...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0052_zps6fd5875f.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0054_zpsf623a733.jpg)
here I started the blackwash removal...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0057_zps92112b98.jpg)
thursters are going to be relatively dirty anyways..infact the whole things would.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0058-1_zpsf4974a7a.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0059-1_zps49d0b6b6.jpg)

heres part of the small lightsaber dmgon the shield generator....as an example of the brush's wrath
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0060-1_zpsd0ba0c43.jpg)

thusters:   went through in a couple spots but I fixed that today
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0061-1_zpsa064a046.jpg)

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0047_zpscab15e84.jpg)



heres my hydration system...I'm using a military Camel-bak, a chemical resistant one at that...
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0075_zps8f620f88.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0062-1_zpsc6022f86.jpg)
photobucket's fault tis upside-down...just turn your head or something

I used the old guantlet flamethrower hose for this, because a drunk shabuire(my parents) snipped the end off whilst attempting to help...there is much hate in me.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0064_zps56295af8.jpg)
I just stuck the hose end onto the camelbak drinking aparatus and clamped it for added security. It will be staying on the chest palte via a Cushion-clamp llike how it is on the back plate.

I had to splice the braided line with the CamelBak line for it to work right, I used a piece of 3/8" copper pipe as a coupling then wrapped the connection in electrical tape and clamped it...mainly just to keep the braided part from fraying, but the tape also helps keep the halfes from seperating.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0066-1_zps440c637e.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0065-1_zps8cbeb8b6.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0067-1_zps4d5b0b0a.jpg)
the ring clamps I used were all stianless of course.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0069-1_zps8b65487e.jpg)

here it is in its rough position
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0072-1_zps48dcec65.jpg)
yea thats right: i got my own shop coat in the same grey as my flightsuit


this hose goes up the side of the right
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0074_zpscdda738b.jpg)

reclamped the end of the water line were it attaches to the bottom of the watercell
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0076_zpsbbbf4458.jpg)

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0077-1_zps4d61b4c7.jpg)



I also made the harness system, two X straps across the chest and one horizontal across the wiast
its all riveted and bolted onto  the colar plate bolts
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0079-1_zps630efdb1.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0081_zps6102b9c6.jpg)
Also added this strip of padding, it was a velcro-in part for my laptop bag, but since I have a huge laptop it wasnt nescesary for the bag and it was instead bolted onto the lower angle-iron bar of the frame.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0080-1_zps4a575b6e.jpg)

Now for the electronics. I began with another ppiece of Controls Equiptment, this one a project box of sorts.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0083-1_zpscb3200e6.jpg)
first i installed a small switch i got out of a large industrial Kraft beverage machine
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0085_zps7e0d5de2.jpg)
then I glued in a terminal bar
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0088-1_zps469ca95d.jpg)
I then wireded it without any 555s,thos'll come later on once I find my IC board. I got it a while back but because none of the solder terminals were connected I tossed it in a bin, but now Im going to join the points onn the board with a a small strip of 24gauge copper ground wire.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0089-1_zps593703f3.jpg)
this is what it does
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0090-1_zps0511184a.jpg)
for the LEDs I used the second strip of automotivered LED s  which work just fine.


here is the isntallation....wierd angle, but the wires are towards the top of the jetpack.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0091_zpsf607bca8.jpg)
it all runs on a single 9v battery.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0092_zpscb4d1dc7.jpg)

'ders the shield generator
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0094-1_zps6cc2360c.jpg)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0095_zps135f2acd.jpg)
once I get the parts and the spare time those round windows will be replaed with a a momentary switch for continuous on, and a second switch will make the lights pulse. the beacon will be on1s/off1s when synched.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0096_zps9611d444.jpg)


ty for your time, be-kind-rewind
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Swift on Mar 21, 2013, 11:51 PM
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That's literally the only response I can muster. This is just way too cool .__.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Mar 22, 2013, 01:25 AM
You've done an incredible job on that vod! Bravo!

My one crit would be the use of the lightsaber piece on the rocket. For me it is instantly recognisable, though Joe Public will never know.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 22, 2013, 07:38 AM

My one crit would be the use of the lightsaber piece on the rocket. For me it is instantly recognisable, though Joe Public will never know.

I intend on improving the missile with one machiend from aluminum once I get access to a lathe again, then I'll primarily base it off of an RPG warhead.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 22, 2013, 01:29 PM
So how much extra weight does this add to your armor now? LOL  Awesome work, dude.  You've definitely got talent.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Niabi on Mar 22, 2013, 03:48 PM
 8) Vod... Very Cool ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 22, 2013, 04:38 PM
So how much extra weight does this add to your armor now? LOL  Awesome work, dude.  You've definitely got talent.
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15-20lbs mounted onto the backplate without water in the hydration pack. Once I get the CO2 system done it'll likely add around 5lbs with the gas.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Thaxos on Mar 22, 2013, 06:06 PM
That is one sweet jetpack.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 22, 2013, 07:16 PM
Koyaci, Moose'alor  ;D
That is one sweet jetpack.
this specific picture will also be on both my armour and weapon thread, but with other ones, so I admit its a semi-necro post...srry  :-X
some of you already saw these on fb


as you can see, my misile is still a tad bit tall...but it seems to work
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0114_zps36f68f9f.jpg)

the hoses are braided stianless but they look white because of the snow messing up the contrast
Here you can see the hoses going to the jetpack, the helmet being that far down wasn't intentional, the rim kept getting caught on the neck plates because the neckseal wasn't on right >.<
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0116-1_zpsc857666e.jpg)
you may be slightly sketpical that this jetpack would be very useful with all this weight.....its called an afterburner  :P
...plus I often just use an assualt rifle style weapon, this is just my heaviest configuration.

looking at were the sling was on the back, thats not very good...I'll ahve to add a 2" plastic buckle to it so I can equipt it under the hoses and around onto the other side of my shoulder.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0117_zps317641cf.jpg)
and no, the lights arn't on >.<

theres a huge smal advantage to be gained with the cape like this(was that an idium just now?)   with it behind the hoses the wind cannot ruin my day with its annoyingness.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0118_zpsec3d509a.jpg)

the hoses DO, however- limit my mobility when I move my hands infront of me, i.e. to take my helmet off. What I'm thinking of is putting a couple loops onto the sleeves for the hoses to pass though.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Solus Raam on Mar 24, 2013, 11:20 AM
Just awesome work brother. Only thing I can say. Just awesome.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 24, 2013, 11:32 AM
You need a Bigger Weapon !   :o  hahahaha 8)


Great Work ner'vod .....  ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 24, 2013, 12:18 PM
Sheeesh man. That is cool. You know what you need? Wrap around shins!
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Mar 24, 2013, 01:46 PM
That's awesome dude! Nice job!

I second Karvas on the enclosed shins though :D
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 24, 2013, 02:05 PM
Sheeesh man. That is cool. You know what you need? Wrap around shins!

they actualy ARE a upgrade in the very near future, I recently got more stianless steel(jetpack build) so I'm going to make angular shin backs like on the Republic Commandos to accentuate the front, either that or I'll do standard round to match the gauntlets-depending on how the shins look I may even redo the gauntlet bottom halves in the block-ish style, all depends on how tehy look-Illl make a mockup and see...I intend on having powercells on the shin plates like Sev has, so lots of possibilities, now I am going to catch up and update my WIPs because I jsut got back from a troop.


HOWEVER
that can't happen until I get a new grinder(mine erupted into a ball of flames, remember?)   I plan on getting a new Mastercraft grinder this friday.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Kel Toi on Mar 25, 2013, 07:24 AM
Just catching up again mate, everything looks brilliant bud  ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Jaden Tracyn on Mar 25, 2013, 05:37 PM
Great work, love the weathering!
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 25, 2013, 06:04 PM
why thankyou  ;D
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Brodu Ma'iingan on Mar 26, 2013, 12:48 PM
Have you trooped in this yet?  I'm curious how much it hurts after a long day of trooping!  I am worried about putting anything heavy on my back, even though I really want a jetpack.  That's an incredible job, by the way...very inspirational.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: xenotoes on Mar 26, 2013, 03:04 PM
Too.

Much.

Awesome.

*dies*

Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 26, 2013, 04:11 PM
Have you trooped in this yet?  I'm curious how much it hurts after a long day of trooping!  I am worried about putting anything heavy on my back, even though I really want a jetpack.  That's an incredible job, by the way...very inspirational.
I did 3 days ago, nothing out of the ordinary.
 :-\

And by ordinary, I mean bruised pectorals from the plates, and the only slightly diferant thing was be unable to draw my beskad from it's sheath due to the restriction caused by the hoses, I'm going to see if there are any slightly longer hoses in production next time I'm at an establishment that sells braided faucet hoses. I have another troop this saturday, so i'll blackwash the hoses a bit once I fix the right gauntlet hose connection were teh nut eventualy loosened on me.

Too.

Much.

Awesome.

*dies*


I feel honoured: I share a similar opinion about your drawings  ;D
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 28, 2013, 07:25 PM
Ok, so I spent a litle over an hour trying to make a board(circuit board) with multiple 555s on it based on some schematics a friend gave me. Upon enquiring to 4 other people, the schematics were no good. So the person who gave me the schematics(you know who you are) you are not getting your game DLCs back. stfu, your argument is invalid.


Other than frying $20 of parts because of a shabuire's osik'la schematic, not much to report, but I WILL tell you what I was trying to do.

rig beacon to pulse +1s/-1s   (1 second on.1 second off)     and put two switches onto the round parts on the shield generator, so when pushed they cause continuous on, or pulsing on and pulsing off with a 10uf capacitor and 10kOhm resistor to make the LEDs light up and then go dim with about 1s charging(or at least that's what the di'kuts schematic had)

Oh and if anyones been wondering, I've only rigged 2 555 timer circuits, but this is the video that taught me how.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Korhan Ondar on Apr 10, 2013, 06:57 PM
This is just awesome and incredible work.
For someone who is new to these boards, i have seen and heard a lot of mention of blackwash, but your toothpaste technique I've is intriguing.
Could someone oblige and explain how to perform these two processes; materials needed, application and what not.
I have an idea of how both methods where used, but its always great to hear others explain how they did it step by step.
Learning from multiple sources is great.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Einn_Karel on Apr 10, 2013, 07:43 PM
and the only slightly diferant thing was be unable to draw my beskad from it's sheath due to the restriction caused by the hoses, I'm going to see if there are any slightly longer hoses in production next time I'm at an establishment that sells braided faucet hoses.

something you may want to consider is motorcycle brake lines. they are a bit thinner than faucet hoses, but they are longer and a little more flexible, also they are available in a wide variety of colors of braided steel
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 10, 2013, 08:00 PM
I did look into automotive stuff, but it was way pricier just by application than the faucet hoses.

Also;
I do believe I'm the only one here with a stainless steel jetpack...or at least the first?
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Apr 12, 2013, 11:37 AM
Also;
I do believe I'm the first one here with a stainless steel jetpack...or at least the first?

Probably, because people tend to avoid having 100+ pounds kit...  ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 12, 2013, 11:42 AM
actually, im replacing the angleiron frame with 1/4" aluminum soon. Just got some commision work that gets first priority.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 12, 2013, 09:18 PM
Probably, because people tend to avoid having 100+ pounds kit...  ;)
I'm sure I could tranfer to a set of beskar armour with little to no transition period.

Oh and here is the circuit I made for it, had this installed just before my last event but had projects galore so I couldnt update my threads just yet.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0188_zpscc8c1646.jpg) (http://s810.photobucket.com/user/Dresdon_Acacin/media/IMG_0188_zpscc8c1646.jpg.html)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0191_zps6665af6a.jpg) (http://s810.photobucket.com/user/Dresdon_Acacin/media/IMG_0191_zps6665af6a.jpg.html)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_0192_zpsf430e84d.jpg) (http://s810.photobucket.com/user/Dresdon_Acacin/media/IMG_0192_zpsf430e84d.jpg.html)
this was very tricky to make due to my giant 140W Weller 8200 soldering gun rated for like......stained glass work  :o

Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 13, 2013, 11:50 AM
Dude, you are such a jawa!  :P
What is that? What's it gonna do?
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 13, 2013, 11:55 AM
Dude, you are such a jawa!  :P
What is that? What's it gonna do?


ROFL    :P :P :P


It's a thingamabob for his Doohjicky ... Read Back <   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 13, 2013, 02:24 PM
Gonna make a mini vid about it tonight.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 16, 2013, 07:05 AM
busted the comm spike light that night-repaired it and added another batt. container then filmed, but the vid is still on my dad's Iphone -.-


In other news, my mind is filled with vipers wispering 'rebuild' for a Mk.5 Dresdon Acacin.

Maybe I'll get these...
http://www.dynotunenitrous.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=92
I'm at school atm so I don't know if this will fit inside my jetpack off the top of my head, but if it does then I'll be using this bigger bottle for it
http://www.dynotunenitrous.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=384




This is just awesome and incredible work.
For someone who is new to these boards, i have seen and heard a lot of mention of blackwash, but your toothpaste technique I've is intriguing.
Could someone oblige and explain how to perform these two processes; materials needed, application and what not.
I have an idea of how both methods where used, but its always great to hear others explain how they did it step by step.
Learning from multiple sources is great.
Actualy, I used to use proffesional $20/bottle latex masking fluid, but then I got really poor again  :(

I swear, people insert posts between the cracks


1)silver basecoat(can be bare metal or painted silver))steel and painted both need generous clearcoat))

2)apply toothpaste to all areas to be weathered, were armour-meets-armour, between armour paltes, all raised surfaces, leading edges, random areas, 'critical' areas(blaster fire)

3)Do rest of painting on piece

4)let paint FULLY CURE(average of 3 days to gas out so it's not soft)

5)use course bristled plastic brush, plastic fork, or sandpaper to remove paitn and masking fluid(what you use to remove it can depend on the material the part is made of)

6)generously coat with black acrylic paint and let dry

7)400 grit wetsand to remove  excess black to desired effect.

8)flatt or matt clearcoat MISTED on to seal in weathering and protect paint layers a bit
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Korhan Ondar on Apr 16, 2013, 09:03 AM
Thanks, this is extremely helpful.  ;D
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Lando on Apr 17, 2013, 09:46 PM
Great build
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Remo Jadd on May 13, 2013, 10:44 AM
I do hope you can stand up in all this  :P  :laugh: .

Nice work though ;) .
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on May 13, 2013, 05:43 PM
8 hours with it all at freecomicbookday and the rotary blaster so that's 150 total.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 06, 2013, 08:42 PM
WEARABILITY UPGRADE!

I splurged and spent an exorbant amount of cash on brass quick disconnect fittings for the hoses, then I had to go get some steel pipe fittings because I was feeling cheap due to the fittings being in 3/4"standard pipe threading and the hose being 1/2" standard pipe threading, they had a coupling in brass that changed that but it would have costed me about $25 for all four(times two)  :o and with the $ dished out for the disconect fittings I wasn't spending like $12/fitting and $6per adaptor for a total of around $100 with tax for the fittings aparatus. So heres what I did...

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/1186194_10153298577070366_290812439_n_zps964cb0eb.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/1186194_10153298577070366_290812439_n_zps964cb0eb.jpg.html)

Parts used:(and Loctite automotive grade threadlock)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2262_zps9f57c62b.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2262_zps9f57c62b.jpg.html)
I also used the brass nipples(hahahahahaha) already attached to the jetpack that the hoses connect to, those screw into the zinc hose base on the sides of the jetpack, its technicaly a piece of controls/conduit but 1/2" conduit threading is 1/2" pipethreading.

After chopping the steel pipe fittings and shortening the threaded portion, I was left with this on the hose:
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2263_zps419280c2.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2263_zps419280c2.jpg.html)

Then I realised I needed 2 sets of fittings, so I just ground off the threading on the jetpack part of the disconnect fittings and put the brass nipple in that and brazed it on with some SilFos. After that I used a 120grit sanding wheel to smooth off the SilFos and flux where I brazed, then cleaned them off with a wirebrush to clean off the burnt gasket.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2263_zps419280c2.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2263_zps419280c2.jpg.html)

Looks pretty much seamless(and again i used an exorbant amount of threadlock to make sure it stays in place)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2264_zpsdbbbe678.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2264_zpsdbbbe678.jpg.html)

this is the part that goes onto the jetpack
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2265_zps001a19e6.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2265_zps001a19e6.jpg.html)

and there ya have it.

Oh and the adde 2" on the hoses is a huge improvement on mobility!
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(see newest post)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 12, 2013, 10:46 PM
Its rather difficult no to doublepost is no one posts inbetween my upgrades....

this upgrade is all about:
METALSTORM!!!


So basicaly, there are two spring-up METALSTORM launchers on the jetpack headboard at either shoulder. I was originaly going to abase them off like those lamps designed like the human arm withthe two bars and then the springs so it can move and pivot n stuff. Originaly it was going to be more complex, but then these ktichen cabinet snap-hinges took most of that ouut of the equation. As for the actual launchers, a couple months back I took apart a VFD drive and god two aluminum terminal blocks out of it and I inteded to use them for exactly this. Im going to add "laser sights" to them consisting of 5mm red LEDs sitting in the backs of some tubes. Might make them tonight, might make a seperate blinking chip for faster rate of blinking for armed light, idk yet.

Heres the snap-hinge and square tube aparatus, i used fancy hex machien screws and a random Tbolt I got from some surveying equiptment i took apart a couple years back. I used the spring from the lamp to keep it in the forwards position and to also make it snap down easier. It will be mounted on either side of the jetpack here:
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2311_zps0bd615f7.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2311_zps0bd615f7.jpg.html)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2310_zps701664bd.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2310_zps701664bd.jpg.html)

Here is the actual launcher portion-its the aluminum terminalblock about 1.5"x1.5"x3.5"
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2312_zpse8b976a6.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2312_zpse8b976a6.jpg.html)
How this attaches is there is the open area int eh termianl block. The square tube fits in that hole(loosely) so i drilled through the block to put a 1/4" bolt and a fancy grade7 nut since it looked fancy(although I don't really need a nut rated for like 2 tons on this it makes it better because I say so)


Here is what they look like assembled.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2313_zpsfed335ac.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2313_zpsfed335ac.jpg.html)
I decided to add some heatsinks onto the square tube ebcause i thought it looked kind of bare...
I also epoxied pieces of sheetmetal on to cover the gaps where one would access the lugnuts on the terminal block.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2314_zpse5388f2c.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2314_zpse5388f2c.jpg.html)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2316_zps194df6bf.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2316_zps194df6bf.jpg.html)
added those bolts onto the back to cover where the main IN lead would ahve gone into the 'blocks
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2317_zps823a9f06.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2317_zps823a9f06.jpg.html)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2318_zps2576f0c6.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2318_zps2576f0c6.jpg.html)

This demonstrates how the mecahnism acts when its "unfolded" in the upwards position.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/IMG_2319_zps70048451.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/IMG_2319_zps70048451.jpg.html)

most of the device will be black, minus the heatsinks i think...althought I'll be painting it like my blaster, with the silver drybrushed weathering. So i might leave the heatsink bare aluminum...
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Oryon on Oct 13, 2013, 02:13 AM
I would be frightened if I saw a metalstorm pop up over someone's shoulder... Nice work
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 13, 2013, 09:11 AM
Well Ty ner'vod

Their being painted black atm, is post pics but now my new laptop is kriffed, and also my old laptop that I was using a duel monitor setup with...it worked fine before then all of a sudden the monitor goes black as if the computer is off and that's that....now even my memory stick died so there goes literally everything except my dads iPhone to do stuff with....wtf is up with this ridiculous amount of foul happenings have to all happen to me within a 1month timeframe???
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 13, 2013, 10:52 AM
That looks pretty cool buddy ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Oryon on Oct 13, 2013, 11:58 AM
Well Ty ner'vod

Their being painted black atm, is post pics but now my new laptop is kriffed, and also my old laptop that I was using a duel monitor setup with...it worked fine before then all of a sudden the monitor goes black as if the computer is off and that's that....now even my memory stick died so there goes literally everything except my dads iPhone to do stuff with....wtf is up with this ridiculous amount of foul happenings have to all happen to me within a 1month timeframe???

Hrmmm... I can see that Technology clearly hates you... I guess that's why you're so good at making this stuff ;D
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 13, 2013, 12:48 PM
Tel me about it...


They've got the black on them now...today I'll drybrush the weathering on if I have time..
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Jay Krayt on Oct 13, 2013, 12:54 PM
What a great idea! Loving the way this looks so far. So bad sheb  8)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 14, 2013, 05:51 PM
Mounting underway....been winterizing Acacin Armouries so I've been doing carpentry kinda osik all weeken-which sucks because I have homework and commissions to be working on -_-

(Been doing this while drills were charging)
Black and weathered:made sure the muzzles were scorched.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps33546929.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps33546929.jpg.html)
Made sense;
Left: slayer>predator shoulder cannon
Right: blackened>all I could come up with
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps20ad6bb1.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps20ad6bb1.jpg.html)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps6bfc03f0.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps6bfc03f0.jpg.html)

Edit: had some issues with the launchers popping bAck down so I just moved the springs over(there'll be individual, nicer springs replacing these once I pick some up, ima check around tomorrow for some.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps40e62489.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps40e62489.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 19, 2013, 07:57 PM
O NOEZ DOUBLE POST!!(&]~,?*

Got the proper springs and switched them out .
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps28fe651d.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps28fe651d.jpg.html)
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps0e230900.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps0e230900.jpg.html)


Then my stupid mom was having a sh#t fit starting osik with everyone so I stayed at Acacin Armouries until the sheb holes all went to bed. But while there I installed a cooling fan to reduce the condensation of perspiration as it will affect my future electronics being added to it. Haven't done the electrical yet but I'll have 2 sets of batteries hooked up in series-parallel formation so they last twice as long without having to be changed.   The fan is a 0.19A PC boxer fan so it's fairly powerful. I have a 0.42A fan I wanted to use but it was a bit too tall for this application as there still needs to be the hydration pack and batteries, so I'll build a mini cage for it do there's still room for airflow.

Started with a 2.5" hole saw
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps120744dc.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps120744dc.jpg.html)
( the green is off the sides of the Bluemol holesaw, just so you don't think it's some kinda plastic or something)


Then cut this grill out of a computer case.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zps6adc99ca.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zps6adc99ca.jpg.html)
And riveted it on with 3/16" pop rivets.


After that I pile out the old battery box since I'll rework that with either a custom sealed enclosure or just 9v battery holders.
(Jetpack is upside down )
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af246/DresdonAcacin/image_zpsa97e8d43.jpg) (http://s1012.photobucket.com/user/DresdonAcacin/media/image_zpsa97e8d43.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: klown5ive on Oct 19, 2013, 08:47 PM
Shut up and take my money!!!
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 19, 2013, 09:34 PM
Vor'e ori 'vod ;D
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Dec 22, 2013, 05:01 PM
This just made my jetpack THAT much cooler...

Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Barbarossa Kad on Dec 26, 2013, 05:56 AM
Awesome idea on the shoulder guns. Just a quick question does the spring move them or are they stationary?
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Dec 26, 2013, 10:06 AM
Their stationary for the time being, Im still looking into automation. I could use 15cm pistons but then I'd need a hydraulic system, so I'm looking for electromechanical actuators that would do the trick however they can't be digital because having a computer to decode the pulses seems like a bit much for just the one system.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Barbarossa Kad on Dec 26, 2013, 11:00 AM
Dude that's gonna be awesome.  I was just wondering because spring loaded stuff is a no go for approval.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Dec 26, 2013, 12:17 PM
Thats spring loaded blades mainly, I dont think this falls under that criteria because the springs keep it either in the up or down position, you need to physically move it by hand in order for them to go up.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Dec 27, 2013, 02:25 PM
Can you grab a video of the launchers going up and down?
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Prudii Senaar on Dec 28, 2013, 01:05 AM
I've got an idea, and I can just shut up if I'm wrong or if this is stupid buuuutttt
would it make sense to do something with a sort of motor and some gear thingies, to make them just go in a straight motion , so they go from concealed somewhere to sorta sticking out the top like that?

Okay that was an awful description :laugh:
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Dec 28, 2013, 10:32 AM
No I have been considering that, where they fold downwards to be in an "aimed towards the sky" position or even so they retract down into the jetpack. I recently came across various motors at Princess Auto that might work I just have no idea if they need carbatery 12V or if C batteries can make enough current :X and then if that motor works I'll have it so that I have a current bias switch on my gauntlet with 3 poles so that one side makes them go up, and one side makes them go down. Obviosuly a switch like this would function based on "I think its up or is the motor burning out and they're jammed in place?" XD

but I'm going to get the motors to test it out anyways, their only like $10 but kinda big, if thy get more powerful motors maybe I'll do the same system except small rotary blasters moving from "aimed upwards" to "aimed forwards" but if I can do that I should also be able to install a rotary sensor with a small LED display(3 LEDs) arranged to show which position their in as well. BUUUUUT with upgrades like that in mind I'm just going to make a new jetpack all together  to go with the future gauntlet replacement as well XD

edit: although just for reference, mini linear actuators for robotics(2"-6") go for about $80-$150 USD each so that's a bit much for one part of the jetpack unless I got them for free or the jetpack cooked me dinner and did the groceries with its own money...

plus, I plan on getting a co2 rig sometime in the future, same thing they run wetline nitrous with....


@Drak: I just got my laptop back so if I get a chance I'll snap a short vid explaining them.
Title: Re: Dresdon's DF-12 Stainless Steel Jetpack build(MOAR METALSTORM)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jan 19, 2014, 06:31 PM
Im going to be puttign my jetpack up for sale after a bit of maintenace on it, this is to fund enw welding equiptment that I will use to make better commissions and new armour because my body type has changed a bit and my chest plates are a bit wide for me and theres about a 1" gap at the sides of my backplate.


so basiacly chest, jetpack, gaunts FS