Hello all! I got my jet pack in the mail today. I bought it second hand, but it's only been primered.
Fett hunter identified it as a "GoldenArmor" pack. Upon first inspection, it looked like a terribly daunting task was ahead of me, but upon further investigation it only looks like there are a few problem areas with my pack.
The first is the rocket. Whoa. Dang. The rocket came in two pieces, no counting the base. There was no included method for attaching the two pieces, so if I wanted to assemble this I'd have to find a way to bore both pieces out and insert a rod. But the whole rocket is shaped so oddly that I just want a new rocket. I was initally thinking I could get a lathed wooden rocket, but if there are any "default" alternatives to the GoldenArmor rocket, I'm open to suggestions. I'm *hoping* for a one-piece rocket if possible.
The second was that this pack was filled with expanding foam. This isn't as much of a problem as it is a severe inconvenience and set-back. I'm gonna have to carve it all out so I can install the parts to this thing! I only really plan on carving it out where I need to get in and screw parts in and bolt in the harness system, but I'd like to take much of it out anyways. Then once everything is nice and secure and epoxied into place, I plan on going back in with some more expanding foam, but not nearly as much as there is in there currently.
Third is also sort of a set-back, and that's the nozzles. They are a solid block of resin. So I'm gonna have to carve out some of the bottom of it so it looks right, but I only plan on going like an inch into it.
I'm going to want some metal parts for it, mainly the stabilizer and beacon parts. It came with resin copies, but I don't like how fragile they feel. It also came with some knobs and misc buttons. What are those for?