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    Feb 14, 2008, 8:56 AM - Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #1

    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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  2. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Feb 14, 2008, 10:44 AM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #2

    Ha Ha...that's cool......looks like you have a set of thrusters there too.
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    Feb 14, 2008, 11:52 AM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #3

    That's an incredible discovery. those look like they would make great JP stabilizers.
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    Feb 14, 2008, 1:08 PM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #4

    I forgot to mention that you can get them at Wal*Mart for $1 a piece.
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    Feb 14, 2008, 3:48 PM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #5

    Excellent, that's a great idea.

    DAZ
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    Feb 14, 2008, 3:58 PM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #6

    great find!!!!
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    Mar 10, 2008, 9:05 PM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #7

    LOL. I actually have those on my homemade jet pack. They do work really well for cheap.
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    Mar 11, 2008, 11:12 PM - Re: Poor man's stabilizer (pic intensive) #8

    Quote 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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