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
 

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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