Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    Hello all.

    I am working on a sculpt of one of the two unidentified greeblies, but have not given up hope on actually identifying the found part. So with this in mind I am asking anyone who may have a back ground working with compressed air lines or gas fittings to have a good look.

    The part looks to me like it is made of brass, with a red anodized knurled section. I did think it was an audio jack plug, but the brass material brings makes it much more likely to be a gas or air line fitting - as suggested by the label. With the knurled section tigtening/attaching to something.

    Anyone got any thoughts?

    Would be great to get it nailed down as most parts have been identified.

    The one bottom right and also dotted about from different angles.




    Bobby.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    I'm a woodworker and my air compressor hoses have fittings like that on the ends.
    the thing is the red part, if thats what these are would slide back its spring loaded
    and allow you to insert the hose then slide forward locking the hose in. If i'm right
    its a pneumatic air . PS sorry for the wordy description. Oh yeah the red part on mine is just brass colored you could paint it.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    I left the word fitting out after pneumatic ,pneumatic air fitting , hope iI could help.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    Thats a great lead. Any chance you can post a photo or mail it to me? I can't find one that looks quite right.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    woodman said: View Post
    I'm a woodworker and my air compressor hoses have fittings like that on the ends...
    It could be, look at this, it looks really close and it's a compressor hose:



    Well done woodman
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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    This is about the closest I have found so far,


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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    This one is a bit closer IMO:



    We must continue with the research
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    Re: Unidentified Jetpack Greeblie help

    That is closer. However, they all have a cylindrical section before the hexagonal section. I like the threaded end, much more like it and a better knurled section. However we are looking for brass

    These things are 1/4" which seems to be the correct sizing, I think we need to find a late 70's coupler! I am sure we can get it!
    Last edited by Bobby Fett UK; Feb 22, 2009 at 5:16 AM.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    It's probably red to indicate the type of gas it hooks up to.
    Is that the gas line for the functional flame thrower?
    Or just the jet pack exhaust?

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    Look at this:



    Not really close, but red and brass
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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    LP - not sure about the label etc. I assume it served no function? Most likely a part that was to hand?

    KaanE - looks like that screws, so maybe the spring release is more probable?

    I have seen a few more that have parts of what we are looking for, The 30 year span is the hurdle here!

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    I think that could be easier do a time machine and go to the same store where they bought the parts

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    aren't these hidden in a recessed area underneath the jet pack? Are they really greeblies?
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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    Lufo1138 said: View Post
    aren't these hidden in a recessed area underneath the jet pack? Are they really greeblies?
    Not always, only on the PrePro 2 are hidden, in the others no, well in the MoM one (the hero RotJ) yes, but I think that it doesn't have them.

    And not, they aren't geeblies, they are there to adjust some electronics and gas in the JP.


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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    You don't see them, well the 3 round the back, but I will know they are there.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    I believe the red one to be a quick Disconnect coupling for a gas line for a low pressure system. The connections come in green and red.

    It couldn't be any 'audio jacks', as it wouldn't serve as any real function, also since it is labeled "Gas out to Valve & Regulator" wouldn't make any sence if it was used for anything else but 'Gas'.

    The second brass knuby looking one appears to be the same greeble on the Pre-Production 2 Left Gauntlet. It appears to screw onto a large hose line with a smaller line coming out the side. I believe that the knob should twist and turn limiting the flow of gass out a smaller line kind of like a regulator.
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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    Thanks for contributing Seven, I know we have talked about it before, and I totally agree with you after looking at it for as long as you did So you are saying that we are looking at two parts together? Have you been able to source any or got any photos as examples?

    BTW, thanks for the Webley cast, I got it the other day

    Any more light you can shed on this would be great. Like the diameter of the anodized section or the hole?

    Cheers, Bobby.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    What confuses me about the pics is the set of plugs that are labeled. The labels seem to indicate they serve some practical purpose for the function of the costume, but the one in the middle looks like a cobra 5 pin mic plug and the one on the left looks like a BNC adapter, neither of which could be used for what their respective labels indicate w/o some interesting modifications. Sorry if this is detailed in a discussion in the past somewhere, but does anyone know if some of these plug-ins were functional as suggested by the labeling? If so, how did the setup work?

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    You might look for couplings used for oxy-acetylene welding. The couplings and hoses are color coded so that they are not hooked up incorrectly. Green for oxygen and red for acetylene.

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    quick picture...
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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    For the unknown one, I drew up some details of what it might look like:
    This is what we see (upsidedown of course)


    This is what it appears to look like from the Pre-Pro 2 gauntlet

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    Re: Unidentified Jet Pack Greeblie help

    Hey Bobby, have you checked here? Maybe send them a picture and ask if they can ID the valve

    http://www.fitzilla.com/index.html

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