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 Jasher's Jetpack

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #15 on: Oct 23, 2012, 01:48 AM »
I have shortened the chain to 3 small and the one large that is looped through my vest, I am going to get another large magnet, sadly Home Depot is closed.... right now

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #16 on: Oct 24, 2012, 02:30 AM »
I found a few more heavy duty magnets, and they will be installed tomorrow. Since I have already knocked off the thrusters a few times... I decided to make a jet pack safety pack.






I may add foam, but for now since I have some extra fleece just lying around... I figure this will help me keep it from breaking during transport.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #17 on: Oct 24, 2012, 11:43 AM »
Yo Mama always seems to be a good comeback :P

But on to the jetpack. As long as your using the chains I think your always going to get some "wiggle from the top". I don't think your going to be able to put enough tention on the chains to keep them from wiggling. Maybe if you used some nylon webbing and hooked the door locks into those, but you'd have to alter the vest for that.
Ori's idea would be sound as well, but you would probably have to re-enforce the vest to support the weight of the backplate and jetpack.

Have a good one,
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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #18 on: Oct 24, 2012, 12:38 PM »
Yeah it's the chains that cause the wiggle. I use "jetpack hooks" which are really the feet of an aluminum paint tray bolted to my jetpack and then those hook to D-rings on my harness. I also prevent additional movement by clipping another strap to my kidney armor.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #19 on: Oct 24, 2012, 01:39 PM »
My jetpack has almost zero maneuverability it sits very stern on my back but it's also being held on by d rings and steel jetpack J-Hooks they don't move but I have a whole harness system with diver buckle like fetts rig.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #20 on: Oct 24, 2012, 03:06 PM »
I've talked with a few others with jet packs, they have said that theirs has some wiggle. I have a test run planned for this Friday, I am going to keep the chains for now, and see if just adding 3 more magnets, will help in any way. I know it's not going to just fall off on me in mid troop... I'm not entirely sure what the pull is on these new magnets, but they feel fairly strong to me.... I'll post my findings tonight after work

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #21 on: Oct 24, 2012, 03:13 PM »
Goodluck!

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #22 on: Oct 25, 2012, 12:10 AM »
It looks like I was right, adding the other three magnets has worked wonders, it has stabilized it on my back plate, and as an added bonus, it looks like the chains will be there purely for a just in case.

I should have pics of me wearing it come Friday.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #23 on: Oct 25, 2012, 12:50 PM »
My jetpack is pulled in pretty tight with my harness, so no, mine doesn't Wiggle as you put it  :D  ;) .

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #24 on: Nov 17, 2012, 02:38 AM »
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle yeah....

So those magnets are great, keeps it from pulling down on my neck, and holds fairly well. I am extremely grateful for those chains; I did a troop today, and this kid came up behind me and pulled my jet pack off my back plate, these magnets are strong enough that I can jump and it hardly moves... If it were not for those chains, I would be rebuilding my jet pack, and be pretty ticked at this kid... but lesson learned, jet packs not good when around unsupervised children....





There it is, while it is a tad bit crooked... it worked out great tonight.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #25 on: Nov 17, 2012, 08:31 AM »
... but lesson learned, jet packs not good when around unsupervised children...

There it is... sworn testimonial, brought to you by MAJIC.  :P

In all seriousness that's an awesome design. Got me thinking about the longevity of some jumpjet mofs I'm making to my backplate...

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #26 on: Nov 17, 2012, 01:07 PM »
Those children needed a good spanking, and an authority figure in that hallway... The only adults were us (2 501st Members, a handler; pretty sure we could have used another one, and myself) a one or two parents, who were getting pictures of their kids with us. We decided that we could have made our own film about AOTC (Attack of the Children)...

But other than that it was fun...

I am thinking about adding some red lights to the thrusters, and unfortunately you can't see the lights that are in the top area... so I will have to figure out a way to make those visible.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #27 on: Nov 17, 2012, 01:28 PM »
Looks pretty awesome Jasher  8)  8)


Those children needed a good spanking

I see plenty of those these days^^  a good whack never hurt nobody   :laugh:

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #28 on: Nov 17, 2012, 05:01 PM »
Out of curiousity? Does that Ax holster actually hold your ax out of the way? It looks too low.

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Re: Jasher's Jetpack
« Reply #29 on: Nov 17, 2012, 05:04 PM »
Ax holster? I don't have a holster for my ax, I carry it around...

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