Last week I made a pretty big decision: I'm not gonna buy the jet pack from Bobamaker. I'm making it myself. After reading Jango72s post (Jango72s scratch built jet pack progress thread ( from WoF templates )) I want to try if for myself. Not with cardboard, Forex instead (aka sintra/foamboard/foamex).
So I bought me a few sheets. 3 m2 of 3mm and 3 m2 of 5mm to be precise.
Here are the first pics of my progress report.
First I made a cardboard prototype to get a feel for the size.
Next I started drawing the rocket shapes onto the 3mm sheet.
Thank you for looking
[updated aug 18 '09]
Jet pack is really starting to take shape. Now I have to figure out to make the grapple mechanism
[update may 12 '10]
Almost there see post below for pics
[update aug 7 '10]
100% assembly! Left to do: sanding, primer, paint!
See post below for pics