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    May 12, 2003, 11:27 PM - Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #1

    I've noticed that most of the Fett jet packs have the soot
    colored weathering at the top of the white rocket base unit
    just below the warhead. This would lend to it firing off like
    an RPG (which it looks like already). However, when Jango
    fires his...the white base unit actually fires off along with the
    warhead. So, wouldn't that mean there should have been
    no soot color at the top, but instead near the bottom of it?

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    May 12, 2003, 11:35 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #2

    this has always bugged me as well. I like the idea of the warhead firing like what is pictured in the Chronicles. If anybody has that picture to post I would appreciate the visual.

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    May 13, 2003, 10:44 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #3

    Here ya go HS. The second pic is huge, so I just supplied the link.




    Pic 2:http://hydrous.net/~blastech/1st%20P... Pack%2003.jpg
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    May 13, 2003, 10:47 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #4

    I was actually disappointed at the way they had Jango's rocket fire by including the base as part of the projectile. The pre-pro suit pictured above makes so much more sense and is more believable.
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    May 14, 2003, 12:01 AM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #5

    In my mind it will always be a grappling hook that is why Fett had climbing spikes on his boots.

    Lee
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    May 14, 2003, 12:44 AM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #6

    Thanks Blastech. Well, I don't know about all you guys but my jet pack will have the grapling hook/warhead like the prepro suit...

    The Boba pack would still be accurate this way IMO.

    So the spikes aren't just for kicking ass??
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    May 16, 2003, 12:59 AM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #7

    I completely disagree. I had always thought the rocket fired exactly the way it did in AOTC. I have never seen those photos before, but the rocket fired the way I expected it to...In fact I would've been weirded out if it had fired like you guys say it should.
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    May 16, 2003, 6:47 AM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #8

    But this was the original design, and from all of the written descriptions of the suit, it was meant to be a grappler/warhead. I don't think the ILM guys did their homework.
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    May 16, 2003, 10:20 AM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #9

    Just one more instance of the Lucas contradicting stuff he's already released and placed his seal of approval on. If he's not gonna support the things that are written maybe he should not authorize then and take the money for them???

    Bad Uncle George, bad!
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    May 16, 2003, 11:43 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #10

    What everyone seems to forget here is this...

    Uncle George doesn't care as much as half of the fans do... he's looking at it as simply a movie...not factual. He doesn't feel he has to always meet everyone's expectations for realism.
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    May 17, 2003, 1:24 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #11

    Bottom line:

    Before the Prequels, the top of Fett's jet pack was a grappling projectile, not a rocket. That's why the weathering is right under where the grappling projectile joins to the pack.

    There are numerous printed resources (again, before the Prequels) that refer to the tip of the jet pack as a grappling projectile.
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    May 20, 2003, 1:32 AM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #12

    Yeah, even some Lucasfilm licenced books say that it's a grappeling hook instead of a rocket. Weird.
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    May 22, 2003, 7:17 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #13

    Maybe Boba changed his or the jet pack could have either a rocket placed in it or a grapple. Just an idea.
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    May 27, 2003, 7:17 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #14

    Like most of you, I assumed the tip was the only part that fired, considering the blast marks from the exhaust. And yes, looks like an RPG to me too. I saw in the Fett/Jodo comic though that they fired the missile like in ATOC, which disappointed me. And then in AOTC, disappointed me even further. The best explanation I can come up with is that the made it the whole thing so it would be easier for the audience to see it, and thus tell what's happening. Who knows though... and of course, yeah, like every other discrepency between Jango's and Boba's costumes, this could be chalked up to "boba probably changed it in the 20 years between the movies".
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    May 28, 2003, 6:19 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #15

    In my mind, the whole thing comes off. If it's a warhead, the whole thing comes off. Yet if it's used as a grapple, a different top part goes in to hold the cord and stuff and the grappler fires out of the tip. Probably a modification to the origional Mandalorian armor that Boba made. Was probably origionally a rocket that fires the whole thing, but he modified it to have a grappeling attachment. Am I making sense, or sounding repetitive?
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    May 28, 2003, 6:54 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #16


    Packrat wrote:

    Am I making sense, or sounding repetitive?
    Yes.
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    Jun 2, 2003, 7:10 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #17

    Actually the real question is, why would Boba need a grappling hook on his Jet Pack? To get up to higher places? Nope that's what the jet pack's for. To grab onto things from far distances? Nope that's what the gauntlet whipcord is for.
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    Jun 2, 2003, 7:14 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #18

    Well, maybe I'm just too damned much of a logical thinker, but, was I the only one who was amazed to see the aerial acrobatics that Jango pulled in AOTC?

    There's only two jets on the jet pack. And they face down. They don't go side to side. I always worked on the assumption that the jet pack was more or less for a big vertical jump, and that was about it? I mean, that's all Boba did when he took a digger into the pit? He went straight up and straight out.

    I just don't see how logically Jango could be doin' all that fancy crap with only two jets.

    Which would then make the grappling hook make sense again.

    So, you ask me, the problem's with Jango and how he was portrayed in AOTC.

    Just my 1.31 cents (CDN Conversion)

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    Jun 2, 2003, 9:00 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #19


    Ego wrote:

    Well, maybe I'm just too damned much of a logical thinker, but, was I the only one who was amazed to see the aerial acrobatics that Jango pulled in AOTC?

    There's only two jets on the jet pack. And they face down. They don't go side to side. I always worked on the assumption that the jet pack was more or less for a big vertical jump, and that was about it? I mean, that's all Boba did when he took a digger into the pit? He went straight up and straight out.

    I just don't see how logically Jango could be doin' all that fancy crap with only two jets.

    Which would then make the grappling hook make sense again.

    So, you ask me, the problem's with Jango and how he was portrayed in AOTC.

    Just my 1.31 cents (CDN Conversion)

    Jer

    First of all, it is possible to turn without the jets rotating side to side. If one jet thrusts stronger than the other, you can turn. Secondly, the thrusters are connected to balls, so how do you know they can't rotate? I have never read a source that said "Boba can only use his jet pack to go forward. He can't turn." Many complaints about Jango (and perhaps the PT in general) seem to rest on previous assumptions about things that were never truly canon or all that important to begin with.
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    Jun 2, 2003, 9:06 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #20

    i agree with donny, who cares it looks just like i thouht it did, and besides who cares anyway...it looks great on screen!!! this movie was not made to be like, hey look how realistic this looks its, "sci-fi"
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    Jun 2, 2003, 9:14 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #21

    Well, that's why I said it was an assumption on my part! I've never seen anything that said he can only use his jet pack to go forward . . . then again, I never saw anything to the contrary either.

    As far as the balls comment go . . . . well, just look at the original prop . . . even the one that Jango wore. The thrusters are connected by an axle. They can spin, but in one direction only.

    I dunno . . . I could be wrong (it's happened before) but . . it all just seemed kind of hokey to me.

    Jer


    Foxbatkllr wrote:

    First of all, it is possible to turn without the jets rotating side to side. If one jet thrusts stronger than the other, you can turn. Secondly, the thrusters are connected to balls, so how do you know they can't rotate? I have never read a source that said "Boba can only use his jet pack to go forward. He can't turn." Many complaints about Jango (and perhaps the PT in general) seem to rest on previous assumptions about things that were never truly canon or all that important to begin with.
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    Jun 2, 2003, 9:21 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #22

    I know it's on an axle and i had assumed it could only spin one way as well. However it also seems possible there could be a ball bearing type mechanism inside the ball to allow it to rotate a bit.
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    Jun 8, 2003, 3:22 PM - Re: Anyone else notice discrepancy in the missle exhaust? #23

    Wouldn't Jango be able to turn by shifting his weight or something like that?

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