Some help on whether a jet pack can be constructed from my styrofoam

Darth Cerbius

New Hunter
Some help on whether a jetpack can be constructed from my styrofoam

Hi, i need some comments from other Fett-goers on if I can construct the JP out of some construction-grade styrofoam. I have some pics here, thanks.

foam 1.jpg


foam 2.jpg
 

Darth Cerbius

New Hunter
oh, disregard the lawnmower in the bg, it was taken in my garage. And sorry if it's dark.
 
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Jimmy BufFETT

Well-Known Hunter
I won't say it is impossible, but there is one very significant issue that is going to arise while cutting, trimming, etc. And that is that you are gonna get a lot of pieces chipping off. It will probably be difficult to get a smooth surface.

I'm not sure what you would be using this for, but if it's for trooping, you're gonna have a problem if somebody bumps into it.
 
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MandalorFett

Well-Known Hunter
I would recommend using a "skin" of sintra or styrene to keep the material from being damaged.

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Darth Cerbius

New Hunter
Allright, thanks for the help. I decided to instead to use another Fett's method that only cost him $30, but I cut out the styrofoam to use as a model to cut out my wooden backpiece.
 
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Forcebewitya

Active Hunter
you can always fiberglass over the foam I know someone who's made a set of armor that way and it turns out really well. I was going to make my JP that way but I'm fiberglassing over cardboard instead now following WoF's templates.

Forcebewitya.
 
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Falconfett

New Hunter
Polyester resin will eat this type of foam, so use an Epoxy resin or protect the foam before fiberglassing with water-based polycrylic (i.e. Minwax) , several coats. People have been using this foam for building rc planes, then some fiberglass them. I have seen them use water-based polycrylic (i.e. Minwax) with fiberglass cloth also. I was also planning on building a jet pack using the pink foam and then fiberglassing it.
Here is a site I found. This guy is using pink foam and fiberglass to build things. http://www.fiberglassblades.com/Process_FF.html
Falconfett
 
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