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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Nov 10, 2008, 7:29 PM - My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #1

    After talking with Steelblitz late last week, I thought I would give this a try. I disassembled the $18 Radioshack mini-amp. Mounted the speaker onto a 2" pipe that had been notched to fit down into the jet pack. The sound comes out throught the middle vent on my MLC arena pack.

    Made a plastic platform to mount the amp. I had to glue in a little bit of pipe in the middle to raise the amp up. It won't sit flush with all the solder connections and such. I used CA glue on everything.

    Cut the inside lip of the JP and a small notch on the backplate to access the on/off of the amp without removing the 4 screws. It's flush with the backplate and doesn't stick out. I had to open the left strap hole ever so slightly to get the mic plug through. Did the same to the Cruzer backplate, and you can't even see it. The only reason I would need to open the JP was to change the 9v battery.

    As far as dressing. The mic has to go through the backplate before the strap. connection will be made outside the vest, between the vest and the backplate.

    What do you think? The volume is decent, I've always been heard just fine through my helmet. This will help add a touch more volume.










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    Nov 10, 2008, 7:52 PM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #2

    so now you'll be talking out your rear?
    im sorry i hsd to say it. honestly its a real nice setup to keep it hidden as jango hasnt got any pouches or anything.
    Last edited by asok; Nov 13, 2008 at 10:14 AM.
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    Nov 10, 2008, 8:49 PM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #3

    BobaFettSlave_1 said: View Post
    so now you'll be talking out your ***?
    im sorry i hsd to say it. honestly its a real nice setup to keep it hidden as jango hasnt got any pouches or anything.
    I read this post and started blowing soda out my nose! Good lord! Some funny stuff!
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    Nov 10, 2008, 10:06 PM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #4

    your jet pack came out very nice
  5. Nov 11, 2008, 2:33 PM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #5

    Absolute genius idea. Love it!
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    Nov 12, 2008, 11:17 PM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #6

    cool Idea maybe add a sound board for jet FX
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    Nov 12, 2008, 11:27 PM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #7

    Looks great Craig. I plan on mounting the same set up through my TD Pack (if the bloody thing ever gets here ) and running the sound loop i showed you the other day through the Ipod.
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    Nov 13, 2008, 9:01 AM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #8

    Very cool! I have a similar set up but I have an MP3 player with star wars music on loop and MP3 speakers shooting Theme music out my.... Jet Pack vent. That way wherever We troop there is theme Music
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    Nov 13, 2008, 9:31 AM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #9

    Sgt. Skirata said: View Post
    Very cool! I have a similar set up but I have an MP3 player with star wars music on loop and MP3 speakers shooting Theme music out my.... Jet Pack vent. That way wherever We troop there is theme Music
    Now that is an even better idea IMO! Good work guys!
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    Nov 15, 2008, 11:49 AM - Re: My Jetpack mounted sound system (pic heavy) #10

    I should be able to do that with my jet pack when I get it. What a good idea.

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