If it's got that big hole, where could I put my velcro? I don't like using a harness.
If it's got that big hole, where could I put my velcro? I don't like using a harness.
Wow Chris.....thast sure was fast! I just sent you these pics a few hours ago! :-)
Man, I cant thank you enough for helping us thru this project - you & the others have done so much, that i'm speechless :-) Kudos my friend! :-)
Actually, the original mold has those back holes covered - i just told my workers to make holes 'coz they look COOL! :-)
Ofcourse, i could have them cover it with a flat sheet of FG.
Still, the holes look cool, ya? :-) Nonetheless, the production is closed - so individual folks can do the holes to their own pack or not.
Tk-Fett - stuff the camelbak inside, close the panel with screws...and you're off! Just make sure you cut a slit on either the panel or around it for the harness straps to exit from.
Lisa-Fett - in those pics, you'll notice a flat panel ( a thin sheet of fiberglass panel cover) - you could either glue this shut or use screws to bolt it down, then use your velcro.
Folks, before any confusion arises - in those pics you'll see a thin Fg panel - that is the cover for the back portion or rather the opening panel. Like i mentioned earlier, you could either glue this permanently or bolt it by using screws to allow it usable.....the decision is all up to you guys.
I just provided the option for you guys to decide what you wanted your JP to do - just a JP or something that you could place inside is just an option.
Besides, since most of you either use a velcro or any kind of harness - then I thought it best to make a separate panel that you could either glue permanently or make it removable to make changes if necessary.
PLEASE, dont think there is a gapping hole at the back of the JP - I may have not shown it properly in the pics above, but it does have a panel opening/door.
Once installed - the JP is definitely covered :-)
Pic #2 of the completed JP above shows the contoured flat panel below the jet pack.
This piece was molded as part of the back of the JP as the JP has 2 contours - I just had my workers cut the center section to act as a removale panel.
If anyone wishes not to have this option, then we wont cut the center section - infact, that will make it easier for our workers :-)
Just thought you would appreciate the option ;-)
The camelbak pack I bought is a local brand - they actually call it a "hydration pack(?)" where you can buy a separate plastic 'bladder' that you can fill with drinkable liquid - water, juice, coke, beer, etc & the pack has a special lining inside to keep the temperature to your liking. It also comes with a long straw & mouthpiece.
Fact is, the bladder pack is more expensive than the backpack :-)
OK, definitely interested here
this pack looks great, and the part about "budget boba" cauht my interest as well, about how much are we talking for one of these babies?
Hi again everyone!
Thanks for all the support & kind words on our JP! :-)
Currently, this project is in Rex's hand, so kindly PM or E-mail him your interest. No worries, no commitments necessary till we get a final price:-) He could either e-mail each interested person or inform this forum.
I'm still waiting on Rex's order for his own jet pack for us to guage how much international shipping this would cost to eventually guage the total cost. Maybe it would be even cheaper if I can send 2 or more JPs in one box - it all depends on how many orders Rex could get.
You could also ask Rex if he already filled the 5 strong interest from folks eligible for our "FREE" armor promo - it sure wouldnt hurt to ask him about it :-)
I also got some interest on the "hydration" pack I used - which is actually an experimental idea that just struck by accident. If however you are also interested in this, then I could take more pics of it or maybe buy for those interested.
I'm not quite sure what kind of Camelbak/hydration packs you guys can get over there, but if I could help you guys out even more - then just give me a buzz :-)
Frankly, I know that these packs could work - and some have even used these specifically while trooping - heck, you gotta drink, right? :-)
Making it useful is ofcourse up to each end user.
That looks fantastic, Mardon!! Fixing the side bars and the keys really brought the whole thing together! I'm lovin' it.
Both you & FP really made this project what it is now 'coz of your suggestions :-)
I'm sure the other board members appreciate this as well.
I'm interested.PM when you settle on a price.
Whoa.....how did I miss this thread??? I WANT ONE!!!
I sure hope you also consider making a stubby Jango pack as well!!
I would love to have one it is truly awsome.
Phew, I'm relieved about the hole.
For me, shipping within the US was $20 with insurance, unless the pack could be shipped in smaller pieces as a kit. As it is, even with the rocket off, it will probably have to be an oversized package, and you have to pay a lot extra for that.
Hey, I'M INDEED INTERESTED AS WELL!!! Even when I have a Fiberglass Jet Pack as well, that I haven't even finish due to a lot of mods I'm making to it. But...DUDE!!! That's an amazing work, specially that you started scratch built, casted, molded,...and weights less than 8 pounds???
Keep me posted for this baby. I'd even surrender the one I have for one of these, cause they look even easier to put together.
Sorry for the delay in posting. I've been swamped in work...
Here's the skinny, best as we have right now.
Jet Pack- $280-
Shipping still to be determined. As LisaFett said, oversize packaging will cost more to ship. We are working to cover this potential extra costs. As such, I can only guesstimate that shipping from Mardon to me, to everyone else will have a range of $20-40 extra. Until we get one out of the mold, packaged, weighed, then I can get exact pricing.
So, if you could just bear with us for a couple of days until we determine the above.
Payment will need to be in the form of Money Orders. We are getting our house refinanced, and I can't have our credit card have a slew of paypal stuff coming in and out. Please understand.
And now the Jet Pack List- The first five will receive a free set of MLC Boba chest armor. The next ones on the list will be having their jet packs made at the same time as the first five. All in the same run...
Please PM me for all orders and questions.
2) TK Fett
5) Journeyman Protector
The pack will be like MLC's helmet, smooth, a few parts to glue, then paint!
Under 8 lbs? We're shooting for 4, 4 1/2 lbs!
take care all,
*** With the #5 space opening up, everyone has moved up a notch, giving JMP a FREE set of chest armor!!
I'll check and see if it can be squeezed in on this JP order.
I don't want to hold up the Jet Packs though, so if Mardon, can't get it done, it will come in with the next batch.
If so, I'll take care of the shipping...
No, not me, I am too stubborn to ever not make my own stuff. It might take me another year the way things are going in my life right now, but I will do it myself.
Okidoki, it seems Rex is now here so I'm officially passing this project onto him. Trust me, you're all in good hands! :-)
Still there's a lot more projects to be done & my 1/6 scale clients are already breathing down my neck to hurry up their vehicles...LOL!
Just wanna say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed their comments,suggestions, ideas & most importantly your support & assistance in making this project a reality!
To each & everyone - kudos! :-) This really was a fun project to undertake!
....now I'm off to find Fett shoes, so wish me luck! ;-)
See you all on the boards!
Just a thought, maybe for shipping you can place the rocket and thrusters inside the Jet Pack to make it fit into in a smaller box. But thats just a thought.
Okay, Mardon's ready to accept orders!
We've got a $40- International shipping rate to me,(remember, Mardon lives overseas...) and I'll ship them out from there.
I'll use actual US Priority Mail rates, Confirmation Delivery, Insured Mail. Unless someone wants FedEx, UPS, etc.
I don't know what Domestic shipping will be, but I will tell everyone as soon as I get a JP in my hands. I can handle the domestic shipping via PayPal for everyone's convenience.
I'll PM everyone my addy to send MO's too.
Well it seems the response has been good according to Rex, so here's a litle bit of update:
My own JP is currently being molded anew to capture the new mods....all production JPs would weight 4- 4 1/2lbs or lighter. I'm also in the process of hiring more workers to do just SW props, as my regular workers are already head high on doing vehicle orders.
Hopefully, production will start in the next 2 weeks and I'm looking at 3-4 days to make each JP.
To those who have ordered, if you have any special requests like having the back panel door or not, making holes below the missile base, etc. please indicate it with your order to Rex.
Once I get my own JP, I'll attach the experimental hydration pack I bought & put it on a mannequin to show you guys & if there's any interest on the pack, then give me a buzz as I could buy for you & include it with shipping your JP.
BTW - someone convinced me to do a Jango JP - so if there's also any interest on this. LMK
I'd much rather have the Jango stubby!
I'll upgrade to a Boba a little later.
Would the prices still be the same?
Jango's JP wont be anytime soon.....infact, we are still deliberating on its feasibility.
If there's only a few interest, we might shelf the project indefinitely.
Keep your fingers crossed thou.... :-)
Not a new update, just wanted to let all on the list that I will be sending out information tomorrow. Been working, hanging out w/ my family. Tomorrow morning, I'll get the info out.
Sorry for the delay...been dreaming about this JP as it is!!!
take care all,
Our friend Mardon & I are working on this & before we can go any further I am looking to see how much interest there is in an all fiberglass stubby jet pack. I need a commitment of at least 10 people to get this off the ground or it dies here. If you have not seen pics of Mardon's work just check out this thread http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=4738&forum=6
It will be constructed in the same method as the one Rex is offering & should weigh in around the 4lb mark. Price would be comparable as well. I have spoken with Rex & we have agreed that since I focus on Jango stuff, that me working on this project with Mardon is only natural. The pack will also be designed to work with the new harness system that I am offering.
Again, this is just to see how much interest there is. A formal sign up thread will be posted when all details are worked out. Mardon is available for questions as well.
count me in plesea (type ing with 1 paw sucks)
I'm already first on his list!