Not real, but i could see someone trying this
I was thinking at putting a small fog machine in my new jet pack would be real cool. Just hit a button on my guantlet and have a short burst. Well I found it! http://www.tinyfogger.com/tiny-compact.html
Now I just need a small loan. They are about $1000!!!
Next idea, Fog in a can. http://www.gibsonteched.net/SLCC02.html
I am just not sure how to make that work. I would have to have something to push down on the top to let the fog out. I was thinking some sort of R/C control. I am just not sure how to wire it.
yeah i found the fog in a can place a couple months ago... they should just fit into the 2 jp fuel tanks and if the nozzles and tube is hollowed out then the smoke would come out of it. You could even make the top of the fuel tanks screw on and off.
That is cool. How do I put that in my jet pack? I also don't want to smell like Cherry!
Ok this is not my bag but after seeing the desperation being reduced to smoke blowing toys I can't take it anymore here's what you do. The little CO2 fire extinguishers you've got your mission..this message will self destruct after someone does this. LOL
That's pretty nifty , I'm pretty sure you can get them at Party City. Not sure but something like that might be hanging around in Party City.
ok a thought ... are you think to use a little fire extinguisher to make the "effect"
i mean you can put the extinguisher into the pack with 2 hoses....yada yada yada
what do ya think
EDIT : check this "How can I make a fire extinguisher?"
EDIT 2 :
EDIT 3 : how to make smoke bomb
EDIT 4 : how to make smoke (like smoke machines)
What did the guys at Star Wars origionally use for flames and smoke on ROTJ Bobas Jet Pack? Was it special effects or real blasted fire?
maybe in the film they use fx , but if you remember the white pre-pro suit you can see on the pic fogg or smoke
I have found in the book "AURRA SING: Dawn of the Bounty Hunters" by Ryder Windham and Josh Ling some good pictures of boba fett and his concept costumes. In one picture they show Boba Fett all in white (page 38 ) with "smoke" shooting out of his jet pack. They made his jet pack with "...air canisters that could shoot out carbon dioxide..." (pg. 54). This made the Jet Pack quiet heavy. The book can be found in the Masterpiece Edition Aurra Sing 12" doll if interested.
Heres the pic we believe they are talking about.
My goal is this:
You'll notice that when you turn one of those cans of compressed air (used for cleaning electronics, etc) upside down, the air comes out cloudy, almost like a fire estinguisher. I'm trying to implement this into my jet pack, but I want to make it electronic so I can control it from my gauntlets.
The only problem is that I cant be obviously can't be sticking my fingers up in my jet pack to spray the nozzle, so how can I do this electronically, using something like a servo? There was some discussion on this some time ago, but I don't think anyone actually tried it out.
Let me know if you have any ideas
That could work and you could utilize the buttons on the gauntlets. You could also do something similar to the way the shutter cables work on film cameras.
I have been thinking about the same thing, but from a different angle. I thought about using the can of compressed air, mounted in some type of housing that holds the nozzle open, pressurizing the spray line. Then install a solinoid vavle between the can nozzle and the discharge at the thruster. The solinoid could then be controlled open or closed from the gauntlets.
I will work on a little drawing, to help explain what I think I said. But hopefully you get the jist.
Try this previous thread:
It offers a lot of ideas you might try out.
Thanks. I checked that thread out a while ago, but there isn't much there I could work with.
Here are some photos which I found a while ago, I forget where, of an original jet pack. It shows a Paasche compressed air can, the one used for airbrushes, inside one of the side tanks. So it looks like I'm on the right track
I actually forgot until I looked at a can today during photography class that they have a squeeze trigger rather than a push one like on a spraypaint can, so that would would make it a bit easier to push using a servo. I'll post more details later.
Last edited by Jango Fett Jr; Jan 18, 2005 at 3:44 PM.
This design was originally developed for thrusters for a model of the BG Viper that I was building (which never got finished), but it should work just as well in this application.
Simple design (less things can go wrong)
Parts readily available (nothing exotic or requiring special machining)
Cheap easy to get ‘fuel’
First thing is the ‘fuel.’ Back when I started using an airbrush, I used the Badger’s canned air (liquid CO2). Anyone who has used this stuff knows what happen when the can is knocked over, you get one, a screwed up paint job and two, a plume of white gas. Problems, canned air can get a bit expensive, plus the cans don’t hold enough gas for more than a few extended bursts.
So the next link in the chain comes in from the paintball industry, paintball guns also use CO2 and they sell various size bottles that are cheap and are easy to refill. This resolved fuel problem, now what was needed was a delivery system. This would involve hoses valves and nozzles and look like it was going to cost and arm and a leg.
By chance I came across Harbor Freight, they sell cheap airbrushes, which I have heard is useless for painting (currently $4.99 ea.), but the kit has the necessary pieces, i.e. valves and hoses.
Now to put it all together. The jet pack has plenty of room for the CO2 bottle (installed upside down), gas lines and battery. As for the electrical wiring harness. To activate the system consider a momentary switch on the left gauntlet with the wires running up through the flame thrower hoses with a plug (phone jack should work fine) where the hoses attach to the jumpsuit. Next, integrate the wires into the jet pack harness with a second plug at the jet pack-to-harness buckle. The wires then go down through the jet pack to the battery then on to the jet pack’s nozzles where air brush nozzles and the solenoids are installed. Pressing the switch activates the solenoids which opens the airbrush valves and CO2 goes shooting out.
Paintball CO2 cylinder (probably need 24oz)
2 Airbrushes (Harbor Freight)
1 in – 2 out gas manifold (Y fitting)
2 Electrically operated solenoids switches
Momentary switch (mounted on the gauntlet)
Plugs M&F (Phone Jack type)
Unfortunately this will add a few pounds to the jet pack, most of that in the CO2 bottle. Now I have to say that I have not yet built this system and have not done any searching for the solenoids switches, but the design is simple enough that it should work. The only problem I can see is that the gas lines may freeze up during extended use.
Well what do you think?
What you need to do is find a nozzle that sprays vertically instead of horizontally (look on the cans of line marking paint), Install the compressed air can upside down in a gutter pipe or similar.
Fix the nozzle so it won't move (this will allow you to change the can and leave the nozzle in place) all you need to do then is use a solenoid or actuator to push the base of the can towards the nozzle.
Its much easier than trying to push a small nozzle or to use a flow valve.
In regards to finding a vertical nozzle I would suggest trying a butane canister some of witch come with a series of small to large plastic adapters for the different lighters they might refill. These adapters should fit the end of your CO2 can and it will shoot straight up. I would not recommend using the butane for your would be jet pack propellant unless you want to set your but on fire
Hope this helps.
WOW yall are some thinkers
Looks simple and inexpensive. Piece of cake. Keep up the good work!
I have been thinking about this and there is a much more simple way to do it.
You need a C02 canister (small C02 fire extinguisher or the bottle from a paintball gun),
an electrical powered gas solenoid (http://www.aeroconsystems.com/Lake_Solenoid/index.htm) (or similar),
a battery and some wire.
Plumb the C02 bottle to the solenoid (the same sort of thing they use in NOS kits) and plumb the solenoid to the jet pack outlet (you could use a nozzle for different dispersal patterns).
Wire the battery to the switch and then to the solenoid.
Your C02 will last a long time and can be cheaply filled at most gas suppliers (I mean gas not petrol, i'm English) or paintball arenas/suppliers.
This looks HEAVY!