Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive)

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    Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive)

    Anyone who's ever used the Renuzit air-freshener will know that it has a telescoping action that the top cone uses to separate from the base to reveal the gel-like substance on the inside that produces the smell (leave it open and it'll be gone in a week).


    Yesterday, I was looking through my box of random jet pack parts (its a very small box, so far ) where I had two of these disassembled (these are also the air-fresheners commonly used for the exhaust nozzles). I had seen those pieces a dozen times and never really realized their potential, but at that moment, I had a revelation! That small tube-like piece used to make the telescope motion is perfect for a cheap stabilizer for anyone on a budget. With a little work here and there, which I will do myself and post the results, I think these could work nicely. Pics of the pieces follow . . .
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    Ha Ha...that's cool......looks like you have a set of thrusters there too.

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    That's an incredible discovery. those look like they would make great JP stabilizers.

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    I forgot to mention that you can get them at Wal*Mart for $1 a piece.

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    Excellent, that's a great idea.

    DAZ

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    great find!!!!

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    LOL. I actually have those on my homemade jet pack. They do work really well for cheap.

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    Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive)

    FettMonger said: View Post
    LOL. I actually have those on my homemade jet pack. They do work really well for cheap.

    I'd love to see how they look on a jet pack.

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