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 Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP

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Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« on: Feb 27, 2017, 09:56 AM »
First of all, this would not even exist without my brother Deimos Ordo's talented eye and brilliant armor making skills! This was definitely a team build, with most of the work done by him. I had a lot of ideas...but he had the skills to make my ideas a reality.

I have always wanted a custom jetpack but was concerned about back pain. So, how to make a super lightweight jetpack?

It started off with me walking into the garage after our recent move and going...hmmm...



I liked the shape of this bin and thought it might work as a streamlined jetpack base. I had lots of random greeblies lying around, so here we go!







I still need to add some red lights behind the heatsink vents along the bottom, weather it a bit more, and flat coat everything.
The missiles are from toy rockets.
The jets at the bottom are from toilet tank floats.
The greeblies are from things that Deimos and I had lying around.

And the best part is that it weighs virtually nothing! I'll post the final pictures when it is finished.




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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2017, 12:41 PM »
now that is awesome, love it!!!!!

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Nice.

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2017, 07:56 PM »
Wow, good eye.  I may borrow that idea for kit #2.

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2017, 11:52 PM »
Now THAT'S a really good idea! ;D

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #5 on: Mar 02, 2017, 02:09 AM »
That's really cool. I may do something similar to replace my current jetpack.

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #6 on: Mar 07, 2017, 03:52 PM »
Had a major fail that will require I reattach the heatsinks using some sintra and a partial repaint before I can do the lights.  >:(  Oh well...
Pics when I have them.

On the bright side, better now than at SWC!

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2017, 04:01 PM »
Updated pics! The "lights" are really the sun shining through. I have LEDs, but they aren't nearly that bright. I plan to upgrade them, but most likely after SWC. As long as everything holds together, I think this will be the finished product!




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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2017, 09:56 PM »
If I ever decide to make a jetpack, I might just have to borrow this. ;D

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #9 on: Mar 11, 2017, 08:55 PM »
love it !!!!!!

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2017, 05:17 PM »
Can we set the flip side?  How do you go about attaching it to your backplate?

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Re: Lem'zig's lightweight custom jetpack - WIP
« Reply #11 on: Mar 20, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Can we set the flip side?  How do you go about attaching it to your backplate?

Will do! Still working on it, so I'll try to get a pic up by the weekend.

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