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Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread NOW MORE UPDATE-IER!

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    Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread NOW MORE UPDATE-IER!

    Just thought I would post up a few pics of my progress and see what everybody (anybody?) thinks. Here goes...














    The plastic was a Freebie! An old sign from work. I have been using superglue to tack pieces in place and then I would lay down a thick bead of Goop Glue on the insode seam. The Goop seems to react somewhat to the printing on the sign and make a crazy strong bond with no roughening up of the plastic at all.

    I am a lttle further than this right now...starting to putty some of the lines. The last pic has had the top hastily "painted" with MS Paint to make it look a little more like the other plastic.

    Also the right fuel tank has been replaced so that it looks just like the left one. The 2 inch PVC just wasn't working out to the right dimensions. I found some Finch feeders that were perfect at Meijer's. Just had to pop off the top and pop out the bottom and fill them with expanding foam to make them sturdy.

    I'll keep updating this as I go, but I seem to keep jumping from one part of this suit to another as I start to lose interest in one area and gain interest in another. I always go back to one area, though... (sooner or later)

    Lemme know what you think!!!
    Last edited by drokkul; Oct 25, 2010 at 9:22 PM.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Whoa ... that jet pack has words on it!!!!!!

    Very nice job there! Got two questions for ya:
    1) How heavy is it so far? (I've asked this question of quite a few people now for statistical reasons.)
    2) How tall is it (from bottom to top?)

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Looking great sofar!! :jet pack Keep us posted please!!

    Alan

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Got the bottom vent done (Modified vent from SingleSeat's laser cut pieces(shortened the fins a little)). Couldn't get the plastic to bend to the right shapes for the hole in the bottom, so I used several pieces of plastic to make the inner walls then used putty to hide the seams. Then I poured a small amount of resin in the bottom to give it strength.

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Column piece for the center tank.


    Here is the backside to show some of the "Goop joint welds" and the steel bar I'm using to reinforce with.

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Very nice!! It is looking better with every picture!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Nice job. Just getting started on one myself and it is an inspiration to see how yours is coming along!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Quick update pic...

    Roughing in the center tank side pieces for the left side. This is a quick fit of the pieces pre-sanded...

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    That looks awesome!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    That is coming along great!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Really nice work you got going there!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Impressive on putting that puzzle together.Keep up the good work.

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    "You've come a long way, baby!"

    Here is how my pack looks now. I still like to sit back and look at it and just think about all the work put in to get to this point. Still a lot to go, though!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Man I love scratch builds!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Here it is with the center part primed and just a couple of very minor fills left. Next I will start work on bondo and putty work on the side tank housings. I still dont have the center column actually attached yet as I will wait until I have the upper tank part finished.








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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    That's cool. I have a lot of respect for you scratchbuilders.

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Latest update...

    Got the left side tank housing bondo and putty work done except at the bottom where the tank cap will go. I have to wait until November to make the caps and rocket. That's the soonest I can get access to a lathe unless I break down and buy one for myself . Here ya go...




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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Kick ass man!! That thing's gonna look awesome when it's finished

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Wow.
    Excellent progress on the JetPack.
    It's taking shape nicely.

    Great work !!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Sweet pack, I have to start mine soon and will be watching yours closely. Keep the pics commin.

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    A little more progress. Not a lot of work got done as I have been sick for almost a week now .

    Got the bottom of the left tank housing bondo'd and puttied

    Permanently attached the center column

    And added the strip detail to the center section

    Here goes...


    I still need to putty over the hole showing in the above pic. This was where one of the pegs for the bird feeder went...




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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    Keep up the good work Homestar! That jet pack is really lookin good!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    drokkul that is looking AMAZING so far!!!

    You have great scratchbuilidng skills!

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    Re: Yes...another scratchbuilt jetpack thread :)

    WOW

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    Excellent Work!! That is turning out to be one kick butt jet pack. Can't wait to see it completed.

    Alan

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