Anyone have a "Working" jet pack!

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    Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Does anyone have a Co2 setup in their rocket pack... i can't seem to find the thread that had a pic of a set up.

    if anyone can post pm me the link!

    thx

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    hi the thread is called smoking jet pack part list , it had a post on 2-23-08

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Thx guys!

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    I know Darren (TK1068 ) has one. He did a demo at the C4 TDH dinner ... pretty impressive!

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Yep, I have one.

    Feel free to shoot me any questions you may have.

    Gator

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    thx i will!

    can you post pics of your set up?

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    I know Darren (TK1068 ) has one. He did a demo at the C4 TDH dinner ... pretty impressive!
    It was very impressive yes.

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    I know Darren (TK1068 ) has one. He did a demo at the C4 TDH dinner ... pretty impressive!
    Ell oh ell, I fell asleep during that dinner too!

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    I followed Gator Fett's instructions except for

    1) need to use a flexible hose to get it through the "jets" on my Ruffkin
    2) went with a push button instead of a toggle on the gauntlet

    The garrison seems to like it and I love it. Makes me laugh every time I hit the button.

    Just so you are aware, the pressure for the CO2 paintball is 800 psi - per the local paintball store. I have access to lots of valves/equipment but the valve Gator mentions is the only one I saw (stopped checking after a while) that could handle 800 and run on dc voltage. It was on backorder in Jan but arrived within 3 weeks.
    Last edited by bbbrowles; Feb 27, 2008 at 6:10 PM.

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    thx i will!

    can you post pics of your set up?
    Did you even look at the thread that Gonzo Fett posted?

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Doh! yes i did.. for some reason i thought you were a new poster adding to the thread...

    So, i have to be aware if the valve/solenoid, can handle the pressure of the C02 tank?

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    So, i have to be aware if the valve/solenoid, can handle the pressure of the C02 tank?
    There is a bigger concern in my opinion. The tank and setup will add weight to the jet pack. Will your harness and, more importantly, your back be able to handle the weight?

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Ell oh ell, I fell asleep during that dinner too!
    Gee Andy, you never fall asleep at dinners do you? Thanks to Jimmy BufFett for the poses.



    Definitely be careful when working with high pressure tanks. Check everything twice!

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    There is a bigger concern in my opinion. The tank and setup will add weight to the jet pack. Will your harness and, more importantly, your back be able to handle the weight?
    Yes i think i can handle the weight, i will most likely have a quick disconnect, for the set up so if i get tired i can always store it away.

    plus i'll get/make/find a harness, that will help properly support my back.

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Speaking of "working" jet packs.. anyone knows if there are any scientists out there, trying to create actual jet packs? If so, I'd like to donate to that wonderful cause!

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    I actually used this as a harness.

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...118&lpage=none

    I sewed on a couple of straps for the JP on and then changed the hooks to backpack clips and connect it to the belt. I wore the JP for 2 hours and was comfortable....but yes I did notice it when I took it off. My fat belly helps keep the belt down tight. If you lack girth it may not work as well for you.

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    why not also use a smaller tank? that tank was pretty big they do make smaller ones about half that size

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    Re: Anyone have a "Working" rocketpack!

    Yes they do...

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