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  1. #26

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    We got to pull the first one today out of its molds and is currently being cleaned & bondoed.
    Hopefully, pics by tomorrow....stay tuned.

    Mardon

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    Cool, cant wait to see the finished Jet Pack.

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    OH my mouth does salivate at the thought of being the proud owner of a jet pack. Cant wait to see the pics of the the pull. Thanks Mardon.

  4. #29

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    Heck, I'd be proud to wear the paper jet-pack
    Awesome job, and I too can't wait to see/have one of the FG pulls.

    Ely

  5. #30

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    Count me in for #1 then


    Here are some more progrees pics of the demold process where the original cardboard mockup is being separated from the new FG molds.

    More pics when recieved ...


    FP




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  6. #31

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    Thanks for posting more pics, Chris!
    I'll send you pics of the completed pack in a day or two as I still will integrate your suggestions.

    Ugghhh....it still hurts me to see those shredded cardboard pieces when my mock-ups get released from their molds. Imagine seeing one of my 1/6 scale tank mock-ups which I labored doing for a month gets shredded in just a day!
    Well, atleast we got a mold of it :-)

    I was in the mall yesterday & saw those camel back packs - thought it would be possible to put the pack inside the jet pack & just make holes/slits for the shoulder & belly straps to come out of......and maybe a small hole to route the straw up inside your helmet for a drink? LOL!
    Gosh! the ideas that enter my mind! :-)

    Mardon


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    A Camelback-equipped Jet Pack?!

    Awesome!!!


  8. #33

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    Frankly, with our JP that has a panel opening at the back - this is a REAL possibility :-)

    Cant find that blasted Aqua Lung KAM EZ pak anywhere, however I did inform SD of getting his awesome JP harness. Dang thing looks comfortable.

    Mardon

  9. #34

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    oh wow, being able to put the harness inside just makes this thing better and better!


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    I gotta throw my interest into this one due to the light weight of it. Let me know what were looking at cost wise as well when it is figured out

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    I might be in on this as well depending on price. I just got the MB pack so I don't know yet.

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    mlcallanta wrote:

    I was in the mall yesterday & saw those camel back packs - thought it would be possible to put the pack inside the jet pack & just make holes/slits for the shoulder & belly straps to come out of......and maybe a small hole to route the straw up inside your helmet for a drink? LOL!
    Gosh! the ideas that enter my mind! :-)

    Mardon

    I like how you think, Mardon!
    A jet pack with enough extra space for refreshments...
    A jet pack with extra storage space for just about anything else for that matter..
    A jet pack with a covering access panel for said extra space...
    AND a jet pack that's all relatively lightweight to just about every other non-papermache jp out there...
    This is becoming a dream come true, and it just keeps getting better and better everytime I check this thread! You certainly have my undivided interest on this!

  13. #38

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    I love W.I.P. pics

  14. #39

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    Okay, pack still being cleaned - I did get to weigh the pack with missile attached (no ball thrusters) and it measured 1.25 kilos or about 2-3/4 lbs. With ball thrusters attached, I'm guaging maybe 3 - 3.5lbs. Hopefully, it all weights under 4 lbs total. I guess anything below 5 lbs. is good?

    I did free reign on designing this pack & having the opening panel at the back made me think if this would be better for you guys - but after thinking awhile, decided to integrate this opening as it would be helpful for you guys adjusting whatever harness you guys preffer. Naturally, if you decide to keep this opening panel workable, then you can put stuff in since the whole pack is hallow anyway. Food, sandwiches, drinks, camelback, con stuff, toys, whatever. Yes, its not accurate with the panel, but it gives you something more. Anyway, you can keep it shut for good & just bondo the edges.

    I cant wait till it gets done so I could throw pics to anyone who can upload here.

    Mardon


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    mlcallanta wrote:

    I guess anything below 5 lbs. is good?
    The aching back I usually have after carrying much heavier jet packs around for 7 or 8 hours of con-trooping says that...this is VERY good!!!

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    Man, that looks sweet.

    I hope you know what i think about your work by now, Mardon, but those pics look just awesome.

    Si

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    a fiberglass pack? with the ability to store, water or what have you in there is awesome! I hope the project is going well!

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    5 pounds or less, thats graet. I hope the shipping aint that much then.

  19. #44

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    My pack was finished yesterday, but due to the suggestions of both BP & FP to increase & widen both panels along the main chamber, so we had to integrate that as well.
    "Piano keys" now will be 4x4....right, Chris? ;-)

    My pack adopted the modification thru bondo, so naturally due to the new modifications it would need to be molded once again. Now, I have 2 JP molds - for which you guys can decide which style you preffer :-)

    Because of the bondo modification to my own JP, we finally got the total weight of my pack to 2 kilos or 4.4lbs. Do take note that since we will be doing another mold of this new modification, the production JPs would be a lot lighter than my own JP.

    My workers finally promised me completion by today, so I'll send pics of my completed Fiberglass JP to some folks who are interested.....and maybe they could upload to the board for everyone to see.
    That'll be by tonight - promise! :-)

    Mardon


  20. #45

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    mlcallanta wrote:

    My pack was finished yesterday, but due to the suggestions of both BP & FP to increase & widen both panels along the main chamber, so we had to integrate that as well.
    "Piano keys" now will be 4x4....right, Chris? ;-)



    That's awesome Mardon, glad you're willing to incorporate the mods Seriously look forward to this pup. Shoot me the pics when you're ready ..

    Chris

  21. #46

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    Its DONE!! Finally!

    I've sent 10 all new pics of the completed FG Jet Pack to FP, Rex and to VC of SD.....hopefully, one of 'em could upload the pics here!

    I'm all excited about this & even bought a hydration (Camelback) backpack to fit inside the JP & maybe use its straps to act as harness.
    Anyway, pics of those are what i sent to the guys - so hope you get to see it soon!

    To BP & FP - thanks for your suggestion/reccomendations on making the design more accurate. I hope i didnt let you guys down. :-)

    Mardon


  22. #47

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    Mardon -

    No let down here You did an awesome job !! I think the revisions look great. Overall, I believe that you've achieved the perfect combination between accuracy and overall usability because of the weight. Under 5 LBS is simply amazing. Until now, the lightest Jet Pack (vacuum formed) has been around 8-10 LBS, not taking into consideration some of the stryrofoam packs of course. You'll make a lot of people happy with this one Especially considering that this will be the "ONLY" jet pack that could "BARELY" be labeled "Some Assembly Required"

    Bravo


    One more suggestion might be to square off the slots at the base of the rocket (the neck base) and put a backing behind the holes, unless that's up to the end user.


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    Merged: Re: Mardon's Jetpack Project - ** FINISHED PICS 04-09-03 **

    Wow, thats amazing, I like IT much better with the corrections. Cant wait to get my hands on one of these.

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    Merged: Re: Mardon's Jetpack Project - ** FINISHED PICS 04-09-03 **

    Amazing Mardon. Couple q's though where did you get the camel pak and if you use it as the JP harness how will you secure it inside so that the JP doesnt pop off the removeable panel?

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    I'm interested in getting one too if its not too late

    dan

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