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    Apr 24, 2013, 2:56 AM - Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #1

    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 .

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    Apr 24, 2013, 5:38 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #2

    Definitely going to keep my eyes open for this one. Good luck with the build.
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    Apr 24, 2013, 1:26 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #3

    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.

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    Apr 26, 2013, 11:49 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #4

    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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    May 9, 2013, 6:27 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #5

    Spherical head of thruster ready for interior parts:

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    May 9, 2013, 3:14 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #6

    Very interesting thread. Can't wait too see next steps.
    Good luck!
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    Jun 10, 2013, 7:18 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #7

    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.
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    Jun 10, 2013, 9:25 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #8

    Looks really good so far!
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    Jun 10, 2013, 6:49 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #9

    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.





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    Jun 11, 2013, 2:08 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #10

    One of the best jp building i've seen !
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    Jun 14, 2013, 9:20 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #11

    WOW, Amazing work! Looks like plastic Christmas balls are good for something after all.
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    Jul 4, 2013, 7:37 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #12

    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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    Jul 9, 2013, 1:56 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #13

    Excellent work and concept! Really looking forward to more progress!
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    Jul 19, 2013, 3:05 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #14

    Set of casted resin parts



    Corpus of jetpack ready for finishing



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    Jul 20, 2013, 10:39 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #15

    First trying of (almost) complete set



    Inside thruster

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    Jul 22, 2013, 10:10 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #16

    Painting of jetpack corpus:





    Finished rocket (without fins) and thrusters

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    Jul 22, 2013, 11:08 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #17

    The Jet nozzle interior detail is a nice touch! i'm inspired to see what I can do with mine!!
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    Jul 22, 2013, 11:27 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #18

    Looks very nice...curious as to why not go with the more accurate nozzle in the thruster
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    Jul 23, 2013, 6:44 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #19

    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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    Jul 23, 2013, 8:20 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #20

    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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    Jul 23, 2013, 9:29 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #21

    Amazing pack. Very good work!
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    Jul 24, 2013, 3:11 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #22

    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)
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    Jul 24, 2013, 3:42 PM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #23

    Off to a great start with the painting!
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    Jul 25, 2013, 1:29 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #24

    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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    Jul 25, 2013, 10:16 AM - Re: Z-6 jetpack made from scratch #25

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

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