Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

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    Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Recently, some of my friends have asked me to do the Z-6 jetpack.
    Previously, I made Z-6 for my son. The effect was quite good:





    After analyzing a number of reference images, plans, drawings I made technical drawings with my own solutions.

    Objectives of the project:
    - Moving side nozzles (adapted for use servo)
    - Removable rocket with automatically opening wings (or adapted for use servo)
    - Flashing beacon
    - Size: width 16". No 15" or 16 "75. Size of 16" is perfect for all users.

    This is first photo of my jetpack. Really . Of course it is hidden in this stuff .

    Last edited by piotr; Apr 24, 2013 at 3:12 AM.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Definitely going to keep my eyes open for this one. Good luck with the build.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Today afternoon I received parts which were cut by laser plotter.
    I made technical drawings and for plotting all parts are vectorised in Corel Draw.

    Last edited by piotr; Apr 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Contrary to appearances, I worked on these xmas balls without singing xmas carols.
    Xmas Eve spirit I reduced to the one glass of Ballantine's (40% of spirit) ....


    Plastic xmas balls for side nozzle heads.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Spherical head of thruster ready for interior parts:


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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Very interesting thread. Can't wait too see next steps.
    Good luck!

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Small update. Building of main corpus. All glued edges are beveled. I do this to minimize the visibility of seams.
    Of course all edges will be sanding, putting etc






    Soon I'll publish some new photos of current stage.
    Last edited by piotr; Jun 11, 2013 at 3:18 AM.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Looks really good so far!

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    So... next step. Yesterday I received first part of pieces made by "my" turner. They are made of alu and polyamide and are waiting for silicone to make molds.
    Some news in corpus of jp. Alu tubes are put on corpus for try.





    Last edited by piotr; Jun 11, 2013 at 3:14 AM.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    One of the best jp building i've seen !

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    WOW, Amazing work! Looks like plastic Christmas balls are good for something after all.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Last 2 weeks I made also the radio for backpack of sandtrooper.
    This is topic about it on MEPD forum:
    Radio for bacpack - Field Backpack - Mos Eisley Police Department


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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Excellent work and concept! Really looking forward to more progress!

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Set of casted resin parts



    Corpus of jetpack ready for finishing




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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    First trying of (almost) complete set



    Inside thruster


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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Painting of jetpack corpus:





    Finished rocket (without fins) and thrusters


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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    The Jet nozzle interior detail is a nice touch! i'm inspired to see what I can do with mine!!

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Looks very nice...curious as to why not go with the more accurate nozzle in the thruster

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Wow. I like the precision and creativity of your build. Will you use the shell for an actual jetpack and backfill with foam or something for strength? Or are you just creating a sculpt/buck for casting?

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    I made it for casting, but now I painted it for use on CEII in Essen and Starforce in Torun. After that I'll finish corpus of JP for making molds. Molds for all other parts I made till now. Prototype was made by me of 2mm polistyrene and 10mm sintra (only for reinforcement of edges (inside).

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Amazing pack. Very good work!

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    This is a "trial" version for CEII and some conventions. Then I want to sand the body and prepare it to perform mold.
    The result of two days of intensive painting









    Removed rocket


    Comparison of adult and kids versions (both of jetpacks made by me)
    Last edited by piotr; Jul 24, 2013 at 3:22 PM.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Off to a great start with the painting!

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Now my aerograph is out of order, so shading I made using spray paint. It looks not enough good. I know it.
    When I'll do mold of jetpack's corpus and cast it, I want to paint it properly
    Also some details must be made, e.g. head of beacon light must have holes, etc.

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    Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch

    Great looking jetpack and a beautiful paint job! Keep up the awesome work!

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