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 Concept Boba Rocketpack

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Concept Boba Rocketpack
« on: Jul 18, 2012, 09:20 PM »
well, I havent really made a jetpack before. so here is my first try.  I really want something compact and light i want it to just attach to the backplate and not need a harness system. something Vacuum-formed would work perfectly, but I dont have access to something like that. my plan is to do something very similar to the rocketpack in this drawing from one concept Boba image.


My plan of action is to do it with cardstock and use resin and bondo to strengthen it. pictures as I make some reasonable progress




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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2012, 12:11 PM »
Look forward to seeing it built ;) .

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #2 on: Jul 21, 2012, 04:43 PM »
well, some poster bord, this card stock, and resin, and here is the start so far. i need to start looking at what i could make the rockets out of


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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #3 on: Jul 21, 2012, 04:55 PM »
You could try estes rockets.. found at your local hobby lobby.

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2012, 10:17 PM »
You could try estes rockets.. found at your local hobby lobby.

thanks for the tip. i found these.
http://www.bellevillehobby.com/pc-20aplasticnosecone.aspx

I like the shape of them, i was thinking of getting 12.  that would run me like 38 bucks. ill keep them in mind, but keep shopping around

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2012, 12:59 AM »
Good luck.. maybe someone has some used ones they might sell ya at cost.

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #6 on: Aug 08, 2012, 10:02 PM »
Shab, that thing is cool!  I'm interested to see where this goes!

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2012, 09:54 PM »
well, its been a while since i have updated this. i like the idea of using rocket tips from hobbie rockets, but i wanted something a little wider..... so i found THESE!!!!!! another idea i had was icing decorating tips, but alas, most of those were two small





and for the body, I found some old toy parts and a canister  that was literally, the perfect size for the rocket holder... thingy




well, I put it all together and gave it a quick paint job, i can always add more greeblies, the brown paint can wash off. not bad being made out of poster board and resin for the most part. its amazingly light. with the weight of it, i can just velcro it to my backplate no problem

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #8 on: Sep 05, 2012, 11:26 PM »
That looks great vod.  I think it will work great.  I'm curious now to see how it looks on your back.

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #9 on: Sep 06, 2012, 08:47 AM »
Great finds!  Those are perfect, vod!

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #10 on: Sep 11, 2012, 11:19 PM »
Looks fantastic. If I were you, I'd create a harness just to be safe.

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #11 on: Nov 11, 2012, 08:37 PM »
Very well done!!

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #12 on: Nov 11, 2012, 09:18 PM »
I've never worn a jetpack myself, but I've trooped with a few that have. You technically CAN do it without a harness, but the weight of it (being resined, fiberglassed, and bondoed) will probably make it pretty uncomfortable, pulling the back of the vest down, which in turn would pull the collar plate into your throat.

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #13 on: Nov 27, 2012, 07:43 AM »
This is Very nice .

I hope mine looks as Good .....

Nice job Vod .

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Re: Concept Boba Rocketpack
« Reply #14 on: Nov 28, 2012, 09:18 AM »
Turned out excellent, great job!

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