SMOKING JETPACK EXHAUST!

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bobagoat

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just remember that you would have to change the canisters. that would an added engineering task to the pack. on the bright side, i dont think those smoke cans weigh too much.
 
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BobaFettish

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Has anyone had any success with making their jet pack smoke yet? :confused I've heard plenty of theories, but I'd like to hear and see someone's success story first before I make any serious mods to mine.
 
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BobaFett295

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Here this is easy enough... You can use model rocket engines.. Not very hard to wire at all.. Just need to thing safety.. If you choose to place them in the side thrusters I would use nothing larger than a B size engine... If you want to use the Center grill you could use dual D size engines... I made use of the mic jack on the bottom of the jet pack to wire the unit with a inline switch to prevent miss fires... Please Do Not Attempt this without some knowledge of Model Rocketry skills... If you want a diagram email me.. And I can help you along..

You are only limited by your imagination!

Sorry, if I don't get back to you for a few days... Working on two Feature Films right now.. Alamo and Secondhand Lions..
 
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TR3171

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I purchased a fog machine for halloween, what about rigging something like that up? I am not sure entirely how it works but I think it has to do with heating the fog juice, Im not sure



Greg
 

BoJangleFett

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What about R134a freon? Its automotive refrigerant, Ozone friendly, comes in 12 oz. cans and runs roughly 5-7 bucks a can. It will blow a good white smoke and make a pretty loud & noticeable whoosh sound too.
 
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death to windu

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I remember reading in an old HAUNTED ATTRACTION magazine that there was a company coming out with a battery operated fog machine. It was small enough to be worn on your person. It was intended to be used in haunted houses or any cool Halloween costume. Every where you went there would be a cloud of fog with you. This would be perfect for a jet pack. I will go thru my older issues and get the company name and number and post it here. It may take a couple of days due to the fact that we are in the process of moving. But as soon as I get the info I will post it ASAP.
 

BobaFettish

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Man, that is perfect. TK826 wasn't kidding though.

Compact battery-powered fogger: $995.00
Wireless remote control: $299.00
Concentrated fog fluid: 8oz $15.00, 32oz $35.00
Hose adapter: $59.00
Y-splitter: $5.00
Tubing: 2' $9.00

Grand total: $1,382.00-$1,402.00

Out of my price range, but man would that be sweet.8)
 

BobaFettish

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Sorry man, fiberglass resin isn't flammable although I'm sure the RotJ paintjob would make some cool multi-colored flames. :lol:
 

Art Andrews

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Now this might be interesting. I am most interested in this because there is no fire involved and also no electronics so it should be fairly safe...

Anyone want to start looking into this more seriously? I know I am! Perhaps we could rig up a unit that holds the cans and with the press of a button the can valve stem could be depressed letting out some freon. Sounds pretty simple and very cool!!!


BoJangleFett wrote:

What about R134a freon? Its automotive refrigerant, Ozone friendly, comes in 12 oz. cans and runs roughly 5-7 bucks a can. It will blow a good white smoke and make a pretty loud & noticeable whoosh sound too.
 

DL44 Blaster

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Actually 134a refridgerant isn't "ozone friendly" any more than R22/R12/R502 etc. when released into the atmosphere.I work with HVAC at my work and have some working knowledge of refridgerants."Reclaiming" refridgerants is the law and is the deliberate practice of not releasing them into the atmosphere.Releasing them also isn't the smartest thing to do if you've ever been burned by ANY refridgerant I guarantee it's the last time you want it to happen.While the effect would be had for the jet pack it isn't safe,or very consious of the environment to do so,and is just like pouring antifreeze down your drain,or sewer.Sorry to be a poopy head,but it just isn't the right thing to do,and is also dangerous.

Steve :)
 
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Ego

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Aren't there some sort of environmental issues with releasing freon into the air??

Jer
 

DL44 Blaster

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Absolutely! There are penalties to be had if a facility,...even a home is "leaking" more than 10lbs. a year from what I had found out.I had a leak at home,and was talking with my boss about it asking some questions to the legalities of "re-filling" vs. fixing it.There are some areas that make it hard to police,or enforce,but nonetheless it IS illegal to knowingly release ANY refridgerant into the atmosphere.


Steve
 

BoJangleFett

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Wow Blaster, things have gotten a bit tougher with the freon rules lately. I'm glad I read this. My last job was installing/retrofitting/recovering freon, ect. up until 1995 when I worked at a Ford. Now I sell the stuff on the retail side and the info given to us by the vendors now seem to be outdated by a long shot. Thanks for the info.

B.T.W. I'm changing my mind from R134a to...um...canned COOL WHIP! I'm sure it's ozone friendly and sure to be a hit at all the Dairy Queens!:D
 

DL44 Blaster

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It became mandatory to reclaim after June 1994.We used to just crack open valves and let it just spew out until that time since it was alot easier than reclaiming the stuff.Unfortunately as I said the government can't police such laws to the average Joe,but the moral issue is at hand.I'd hate for any of you guys to get in trouble for lack of knowledge :) Oh,and canned "Cool Whip" isn't any better for the atmosphere, ;) ......basically anything in a spray can isn't good for it.

Steve
 
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