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Official Jet Pack Harness

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    Originally posted by SITHcamaro:

    How is everyone keeping their jet packs held up? I made a suspender type harness (one belt across the stomach, and one belt across the chest...tightly), but my darn jet pack keeps sagging down! The bottom of the jet pack ends up resting on my bottom!
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    It seems that the 2 straps going to the top of the jet pack makes the entire harness slip upwards slightly. My first version had adjustable jet pack straps..this time I sewed the straps in place permanently. I figured that they were re-adjusting themselves...maybe that was not the case.



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    Originally posted by Lynn TXP 0369:

    I had the same problem..... It bugged the hell out of me..... But a lot of mine was also do to a loosish baggie jumpsuit that was sliding back as well causing the pack to fall back farther than normal with the full weight of the pack. I got a new jumpsuit and redid the harness straps and it seemed much better. Than I sold my pack and harness, I'm waiting to get my new pack and brandnew harness to see if the problem reappears...
    Lynn



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    Originally posted by SITHcamaro:

    Well, my flightsuit isn't loose, so that's not the prob.
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    Originally posted by Braks Buddy:

    Exactlyt what I was thinking SITHcamaro. It looks a LOT like the seatbelt from a plane. Fett's jet pack sits on a small metal frame (this can be seen in a few of the MoM (not mine) pics as well as Chronicles). It is setup like most backpacks with two shoulder straps and a waist strap (which is actually more of a belly strap because it sits SO high up). I haven't really begun to search for this because I haven't really started working on the jet pack yet.



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    Which harness would you purchase from the site, and how would you go about in attaching it to the jet pack?

    I'm so confused here and need some serious enlightenment before I being building my JP.

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    I bought the harness that had the round dial type connector (Not bad however the dial is about 1 1/2in thick, kinda digs inta the ribs!) What I did to connect the harness was to take the straps and cut them to length with enough to make a loop. To hold the loop I used a metal grommet and inside of that a pop rivet (seems like overkill but my jet pack is hevy) I then squashed it in a vice to make sure everything was tight. Now the jet pack can be connected a couple different ways. I noticed that on the film jet pack, it has a couple of 1 1/2in wide hooks, the straps have 1 1/2 wide rectangular metal loops. The hooks on the jet pack hook onto the loops on the straps. I would not set it up so that the straps are permanantly attached to the jet pack. If your jet pack is realitivly light (about 10 lbs) you may not need to get such a heavy duty harness. If you want any specific help on attachment ideas PM me.

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    Thanks for the detailed response. I was wondering if you could maybe post pics of how it attaches or maybe scan some sketches of how it goes? I really need to see this visually so I know what I'm doing. Thanks again.

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    I was looking for a good harness and this place has some pretty resonable prices (about half of what I have seen on other places) They are auto racing harnesses, see what you think. http://www.racerwholesale.com/ look under Harnesses

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    looks great....how the devil do you hook that up to the pack?



    1 confused Bear

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    Where is the best place to buy a Fett jet pack harness? How much do these usually go for?

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    Nobody offers them regularly to buy. I've heard "some dude who will remain nameless" offers some with his jet packs, but that's all. Everyone either builds theirs from scratch or modifies some kind of existing backpack equipment. I know at least a few of us (myself included)have used the old military PRC-77 radio harness, then modified in various ways to suit their particular setup.


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    Ok, this was given to me by a friend. This will give all of you a basic idea of how a harness system connects to the jet pack.



    I surely hope this helps. If anyone else has pics or sketches of how their respective jet pack system works, PLEASE post it here. This topic is so vaguely covered, yet its so very important to the nature of the whole costume.

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    Hey Michael,

    That looks sweet but what's that giant clip labeled "C"? Where would I find one like that?

    Right now, I'm using straps that I cut off of an old army backpack. I've got them under my vest and they come out the back of it and through the back plate and have D rings on them. The straps coming out of the back of the jet pack have clips that snap on over the D Rings... the problem is.. putting it on is a pain because someone has to feed those straps through every time...

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    I'm very confused as to what "C" is. How would that snap?

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    Looks good!
    Quote:I'm very confused as to what "C" is. How would that snap?
    The big clip thing on the jet pack would just slide/set-in the thing on the belt.... but where would ya find those things?

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    Ohh...I see. Hmm. Anybody around here in the snaps business?This is still a little confusing. Ok, on "A", do they go around like suspenders? It seems to me they are on the wrong side of the belt to go through the back plate to the jet pack. shouldn't they beside the front buckle? Does anyone actually have a harness like this that you could take pics of?

    EDIT: I see, the "A" straps go under the armpit around to "B"?

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    Does this harness work for you?

    I am with blastech thinking that the a strap should go over your shoulders to support the backpack. I have been putting off my harness but maybe the I can get one together in the next week or two.

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    Looks good. Or how about a harness tutorial???



    Now that would rock!!



    Jodo

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    Blastech wrote:Ohh...I see. Hmm. Anybody around here in the snaps business?This is still a little confusing. Ok, on "A", do they go around like suspenders? It seems to me they are on the wrong side of the belt to go through the back plate to the jet pack. shouldn't they beside the front buckle? Does anyone actually have a harness like this that you could take pics of?

    EDIT: I see, the "A" straps go under the armpit around to "B"?
    Look at the diagram to upper-right.... the one on the left is confusing, the "A" part would go OVER your shoulders and through the slots in the back armor piece then connect to the JP.

    EDIT: I think that diagram is off. Or i'm not understanding whats going on.

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    No, I sent this to my cousin, who doesn't even know Fett, and he explained it to me. It's like a backback, that doesn't connect to the pack, but the belt. you put on the belt first, attaching it to C on the jet pack. Then, you bring the A straps up under your arms and over your shoulder, back threw the cut out slots in the backplate. This is really a good design... It seems like the one they used since we can see the belt so much, but no straps. I'm gonna try to reconnsruct this one.

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    Ahh, Blastech explained it accurately. Thats exactly how it works. Sorry for the confusion. But my friend was in a hurry and just sketched out a quicky diagram. I wish he still had his harness system, but he sold his Fett costume on eBay.

    If anyone has their own way of using their own harness, please post here. We need as much info as we can use.

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    When constructing parts A & B, what are you guys going to use? Are you going to use snaps like backpack snaps? Or hooks or some sort?

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    Does anyone know where you can buy the things they used on the real suit? They are these hook looking things. I seem to remember Mesaback's suit having these. Have you guys seen em anywhere?

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    I also would like to know.... i'll probably built my own harness when the time comes but i'm clueless as to where i can find the hook things, they look pretty basic. Anybody have any ideas? the strap material is pretty common/easy to find.
    Heres a pic:

    also anyone know what the two metal "buttons" are called and where to get them?

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    Is that pic from the MoM exhibit or from your own costume?

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