Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

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    Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    Hey everyone!

    I know there is a smoking jetpack thread around here somewhere, but it's eons old and there doesn't seem to have been a solution to this minus GatorFett's rig.

    I'd really like to be able to make this jetpack smoke but make more of a fog exhaust than a powerful burst of compressed air.

    I've done quite a bit of research and found a few options, but I need the dimensions of the jetpack's insides.

    While still expensive (around $699), the Antari M-1 mobile is battery operated, but I don't know if it would fit. If I could find one used for about half, I might jump on it - if it fits. The dimensions of the fogger are:

    Length: 227mm
    Width: 66mm
    Height: 81mm


    Antari Lighting And Effects - Products


    The other option was a device called Pure Smoke from Ellusionist. This retails at about $147 but is mostly used for close up magic. I've seen it done on a fembot costume, emailed the costumer, and she mentioned that she was a bit disappointed with the output. Mind you, she split the smoke into two (for your know...both boobs) so there was half the output. I would think that buying two of these would work best, one for each exhaust of the jetpack. The next issue would then be to rig them remotely together - something I know nothing about.

    Pure Smoke by Jason Brumbalow | Ellusionist


    I know this has come up many times as I'm sure lots of you would like to add this feature if it was reasonably affordable. Has anyone else found a better solution?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    i got really excited the other day when i found this Tiny FX- Look Solutions USA

    then i saw the price tag $1850 ....jeez....

    the first option you have listed would fit my pack it looks like.. not sure of the maker of mine, its kinda old..

    i'm going to do some experiments soon, with the TK that host our armor parties, with model rocket engines in the thrusters.. He was/is really into that sort of stuff and really wants to try it out .. so if that is a success i will post it up on the forums here.. it would be a one time shot, and you would have to use it outside.. and they are pretty cheap.. but he has some ideas and thinks it could be really cool.

    good luck

    Justin

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    Thanks for the input, Justin. At least I know this thing will fit into ONE pack

    Yeah, the Tiny FX was the first item I saw and nearly broke my jaw from it falling so hard at the sight of the price. But, this is not uncommon in theatre and film as the smaller the device, the more expensive it is to keep the same effect as something larger.

    You can rent these units, but I imagine with the amount of times you use them, you may end up paying the same amount just to buy it.

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    Thanks Fett 4 Real

    That was the thread that's been ongoing associated with Gator's solution. While it's an option, I would like to see if I can put something together that creates a mist, rather than a blast out of the exhaust.

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    Re: Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    I also found something from Pea Soup called the Micro Rocket

    Battery Powered Smoke Machines

    It's still a bit expensive, about $600, but another option nonetheless.

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    Re: Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    A buddy of mine is into RC Planes and this JUST came out - a smoke system for planes!

    Granted, it's designed for planes and the current output only allows for 2 minutes of smoke. But the price is much better at $139.99

    However! This guy apparently builds all of these devices, so perhaps he'll be able to build something that will last longer! I'll keep you updated!

    Smoke system

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    Re: Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    I'm going to go with a small fire extinguisher, it would give a good blast for jet smoke, you can burst when you need and it will fit in your jetpack.

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    Re: Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    How do you plan to fire it, Maulock?

    Also, my friend just developed a system for his pack. He's keeping a tight lid on how though, I think he may do kits when he's completed development. May be something to keep an eye on.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153391633310112

    You may not be able to see it because of facebook privacy settings. I'm not sure.

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    Re: Possible Fog Machine - Will it work?.

    Nope. Can't see it. Although I'd be interested to see what your friend comes up with.

    I'm talking with MrRCSound and a gentleman from Troy Built Models. It's looking like they are going to be able to help me. I'll keep you posted. Right now it's a matter of increasing the runtime of the smoke. 2 minutes is not enough.

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    This is his TDH account. I guess he doesn't come by the forum anymore but it looks like you can send him an email. Tell him Austin from GA Garrison sent ya.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/members/stryder/

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