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« Reply #175 on: May 18, 2011, 12:53:10 pm »

This weekend in Somerset, NJ  http://www.oneiroievents.com/thesteampunkworldsfair/
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« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2011, 03:22:44 pm »

just so you know, rocket pack number 4 (with it's shiny sticker)was on display at WOTW steampunk festival last weekend as part of the Contraptions Exhibition in the pantry of Chepstow Castle Smiley
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« Reply #177 on: May 19, 2011, 05:10:17 am »



Unfortunat...  There is no WAY I can make that, although I'd LOVE to!  Perhaps next year-assuming we're not all killed by the Zombies first...
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« Reply #178 on: May 19, 2011, 07:20:54 am »

just so you know, rocket pack number 4 (with it's shiny sticker)was on display at WOTW steampunk festival last weekend as part of the Contraptions Exhibition in the pantry of Chepstow Castle Smiley

Photo please?
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« Reply #179 on: May 19, 2011, 07:44:53 am »

just so you know, rocket pack number 4 (with it's shiny sticker)was on display at WOTW steampunk festival last weekend as part of the Contraptions Exhibition in the pantry of Chepstow Castle Smiley


Photo please?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/31481670@N06/5724742904/#in/pool-1693543@N23
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« Reply #180 on: May 19, 2011, 12:43:02 pm »

just so you know, rocket pack number 4 (with it's shiny sticker)was on display at WOTW steampunk festival last weekend as part of the Contraptions Exhibition in the pantry of Chepstow Castle Smiley


Photo please?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/31481670@N06/5724742904/#in/pool-1693543@N23


yay!
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« Reply #181 on: May 19, 2011, 02:23:46 pm »

just so you know, rocket pack number 4 (with it's shiny sticker)was on display at WOTW steampunk festival last weekend as part of the Contraptions Exhibition in the pantry of Chepstow Castle Smiley
Ahh!  Mighty number 4.  Someday songs will be written and stories told of Mighty Number 4. Smiley

Great to see you are spreading the word on The Rocket Pack Collective.
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« Reply #182 on: May 19, 2011, 04:21:05 pm »

Oh man, that is some shiny pictorials.
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« Reply #183 on: May 20, 2011, 05:00:06 am »

Off Topic: How I Xenos and maduncle's posts:
... Perhaps next year-assuming we're not all killed by the Zombies first...
Photo please?

On Topic:
I want to build a rocket pack now... just another one of a thousand or so things on my to do list... but I do know where there is a empty canister for some type gaseous substance, now what to do about every other part...
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« Reply #184 on: May 20, 2011, 01:40:51 pm »

Off Topic: How I Xenos and maduncle's posts:
... Perhaps next year-assuming we're not all killed by the Zombies first...
Photo please?

On Topic:
I want to build a rocket pack now... just another one of a thousand or so things on my to do list... but I do know where there is a empty canister for some type gaseous substance, now what to do about every other part...

Good start!

Nozzles:
 - anything round and flared, funnels, trumpets, drink bottle tops, etc

Frame:
- anything you can comfortably wear, backpack frame, old farm weed sprayer frame, etc

Old hose can be used to connect part A to part B.

Best of all - have fun building it!
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« Reply #185 on: May 20, 2011, 11:15:46 pm »

Off Topic: How I Xenos and maduncle's posts:
... Perhaps next year-assuming we're not all killed by the Zombies first...
Photo please?

On Topic:
I want to build a rocket pack now... just another one of a thousand or so things on my to do list... but I do know where there is a empty canister for some type gaseous substance, now what to do about every other part...

Good start!

Nozzles:
 - anything round and flared, funnels, trumpets, drink bottle tops, etc

Frame:
- anything you can comfortably wear, backpack frame, old farm weed sprayer frame, etc

Old hose can be used to connect part A to part B.

Best of all - have fun building it!

Actually on further examination and investigation there are some safety concerns (i.e. the tank may not actually be empty) related to the tank. But I do now have some idea of what I want my jetpack to look like…
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« Reply #186 on: May 21, 2011, 12:37:07 am »

  Definitely use caution in verifying that your tank has no volatiles, flammables, cryogenics, or other noxiousities (is that a word?) within before you use it!
  Having more friends is a good thing for me...fragmenting the ones I have does NOT appeal to me as a means!
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« Reply #187 on: May 21, 2011, 12:28:04 pm »

Adding a pair of solid fuel boosters to the build.


Sticks to be installed later.

I'm just an old traditionalist when it comes to these things.
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« Reply #188 on: May 21, 2011, 12:51:50 pm »

Adding a pair of solid fuel boosters to the build.


Sticks to be installed later.

I'm just an old traditionalist when it comes to these things.



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To the South Downs, preferably.

(and possibly the North Downs, the South Coast and parts of the Home Counties simultaneously)

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« Reply #189 on: May 21, 2011, 01:10:03 pm »

S'pose I need a trad style firing system now?

Hmmmm?
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« Reply #190 on: May 21, 2011, 02:55:08 pm »

S'pose I need a trad style firing system now?

Hmmmm?


I have the very thing!

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« Reply #191 on: May 21, 2011, 03:09:47 pm »

S'pose I need a trad style firing system now?

Hmmmm?


I have the very thing!

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« Reply #192 on: May 21, 2011, 05:04:44 pm »

S'pose I need a trad style firing system now?

Hmmmm?

I was thinking that, if you were taking the low tech traditional approach, in the best tradition of Heath Robinson, the firing system should be a candle, in the obligatory "Willie Winkie" candlestick, attached to a hinged arm, that can be moved under the fuse by pulling a piece of string.
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« Reply #193 on: May 21, 2011, 05:24:15 pm »

Robot Impregnated?HuhHuh Shocked

Not sure I like the sound of that.

Still, If you're looking for an automated bang?

Mr. Addams, already got one of them.

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« Reply #194 on: May 21, 2011, 10:01:34 pm »

Well than Dr Quack,
I really think that you should take your inspiration from Mr Heath Robinson and include as much kitchenware, string, and broken wood (Repaired with string)  as possible.

Personally I would like to see a rocket pack designed in the style of W Heath Robinson.
I Could not find a rocket pack, but here are a couple of pictures for inspiration

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« Reply #195 on: May 22, 2011, 07:36:11 pm »

Something like this, you mean?


First go at a fit up for the bits made so far.

Still much work to do, but I'm pleased with it so far.
Fortunately, there is never any shortage of old bits of string at Quack Towers.
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« Reply #196 on: May 22, 2011, 07:51:36 pm »

I must confess that I have now been inspired to create a rocket pack in the style of W Heath Robinson myself.

I just have to find A Blowlamp, A pair of wooden Cupboard doors, several yards of rubber hose, part of a bicycle, and an old Tea Kettle.
Oh, and lots of string!

I also forgot, several brass or copper musical instruments.
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« Reply #197 on: May 22, 2011, 08:01:45 pm »

Don't get me started on blowlamps.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25319679@N05/2390142290/#
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« Reply #198 on: May 27, 2011, 11:21:57 pm »

Looking at Blackreaper's Plague Doctor mask in another thread make me think that something similar with adaptive 'beak' geometry might give a certain 'Anglo-French' look to a Rocketeer's helmet.
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« Reply #199 on: May 30, 2011, 07:05:19 pm »

Firing system.


Details to add, but the structure is there.

Curly wire? Curly wire? Who's got the curly wire?
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