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Herr Döktor
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« Reply #200 on: May 30, 2011, 07:22:15 pm »

Firing system.


Details to add, but the structure is there.

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


Curly Wire? Wasn't he a music hall turn with a rather peculiar act involving a set of tongs and a hair dryer?

Anyway, couple of pictures of Mr Jack Union sporting my rocket pack:




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« Reply #201 on: May 30, 2011, 07:33:57 pm »

Greenscreen Smiley
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« Reply #202 on: May 30, 2011, 07:43:48 pm »

I'll give the Major a poke and get some higher res. versions, I know how much you ♥ greenscreen!

PS: your posters are even better in the flesh, er, paper!

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« Reply #203 on: May 30, 2011, 07:48:11 pm »

Do you has videos of greenscreen jetpack Jack??

Glad you like the poster.  I've not seen a paper one yet.
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« Reply #204 on: May 30, 2011, 08:07:46 pm »

These modern special effects are just mind-blowing!!

I actually believe a man can fly.
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« Reply #205 on: May 30, 2011, 08:09:35 pm »

Shame Jack is arching his back so much in the second pic...any photshopped flames from the rockets are definitely going to roast his arse!!
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« Reply #206 on: May 30, 2011, 08:19:29 pm »

You could always slice vertically at about the trouser line and flip the legs... of the photo, that is,... Jack's a brave chap, but we couldn't ask him to submit to such radically experimental surgery......could we?

Oooooh! Errrr! Just had a strange vision of a Thunderbird 2 launch pad style hydraulic blast wall built into the seat of the trousers. Time to get out of these fumes, I think.
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« Reply #207 on: May 30, 2011, 08:20:05 pm »

Shame Jack is arching his back so much in the second pic...any photshopped flames from the rockets are definitely going to roast his arse!!

Fix it in post Smiley
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« Reply #208 on: May 31, 2011, 04:03:48 am »

I think I just might toss my hat into the ring. I've been meaning to make a steampunk rocket pack for this year's Steamcon, and this is the perfect incentive to get going. Plus, I recently picked up a wonderful perfect condition aviator coat (for $10!), which will go perfectly with the rocket pack. Unfortunately, all i have to work with is some cardboard tubes, paint, and a budget of $10. I'm saving most of my spending money for my trip to England in a month.
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« Reply #209 on: June 01, 2011, 11:20:04 pm »

I think I just might toss my hat into the ring. I've been meaning to make a steampunk rocket pack for this year's Steamcon, and this is the perfect incentive to get going. Plus, I recently picked up a wonderful perfect condition aviator coat (for $10!), which will go perfectly with the rocket pack. Unfortunately, all i have to work with is some cardboard tubes, paint, and a budget of $10. I'm saving most of my spending money for my trip to England in a month.

With cardboard tube, paint and ten dollars you should be able to turn out a decent rocket pack to go with your amazing jacket. Consider plastic soft drink bottles and garden hose as other useful cheap parts too.
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« Reply #210 on: June 02, 2011, 12:10:38 am »

I think I just might toss my hat into the ring. I've been meaning to make a steampunk rocket pack for this year's Steamcon, and this is the perfect incentive to get going. Plus, I recently picked up a wonderful perfect condition aviator coat (for $10!), which will go perfectly with the rocket pack. Unfortunately, all i have to work with is some cardboard tubes, paint, and a budget of $10. I'm saving most of my spending money for my trip to England in a month.

With cardboard tube, paint and ten dollars you should be able to turn out a decent rocket pack to go with your amazing jacket. Consider plastic soft drink bottles and garden hose as other useful cheap parts too.

Heh heh, I actually was just heading out to spray paint one of my parts- a plastic soda bottle. I hot glued it to one of the skinnier tubes, and am going to back it one of the... ummm... not sure what to call them. One of the sort of tubey things that the flame shoots out of. Also, I was thinking of incorporating a couple of old  style coca cola glass bottles to be a couple other... tubey things. I would post pictures of my design, but my camera is having trouble, so it might be a while.
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« Reply #211 on: June 02, 2011, 12:20:58 am »

I think I just might toss my hat into the ring. I've been meaning to make a steampunk rocket pack for this year's Steamcon, and this is the perfect incentive to get going. Plus, I recently picked up a wonderful perfect condition aviator coat (for $10!), which will go perfectly with the rocket pack. Unfortunately, all i have to work with is some cardboard tubes, paint, and a budget of $10. I'm saving most of my spending money for my trip to England in a month.

With cardboard tube, paint and ten dollars you should be able to turn out a decent rocket pack to go with your amazing jacket. Consider plastic soft drink bottles and garden hose as other useful cheap parts too.

Heh heh, I actually was just heading out to spray paint one of my parts- a plastic soda bottle. I hot glued it to one of the skinnier tubes, and am going to back it one of the... ummm... not sure what to call them. One of the sort of tubey things that the flame shoots out of. Also, I was thinking of incorporating a couple of old  style coca cola glass bottles to be a couple other... tubey things. I would post pictures of my design, but my camera is having trouble, so it might be a while.

Excellent work.

And 'tubey things' is the correct technical description.
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« Reply #212 on: June 02, 2011, 02:03:47 am »

I think I just might toss my hat into the ring. I've been meaning to make a steampunk rocket pack for this year's Steamcon, and this is the perfect incentive to get going. Plus, I recently picked up a wonderful perfect condition aviator coat (for $10!), which will go perfectly with the rocket pack. Unfortunately, all i have to work with is some cardboard tubes, paint, and a budget of $10. I'm saving most of my spending money for my trip to England in a month.

With cardboard tube, paint and ten dollars you should be able to turn out a decent rocket pack to go with your amazing jacket. Consider plastic soft drink bottles and garden hose as other useful cheap parts too.

Heh heh, I actually was just heading out to spray paint one of my parts- a plastic soda bottle. I hot glued it to one of the skinnier tubes, and am going to back it one of the... ummm... not sure what to call them. One of the sort of tubey things that the flame shoots out of. Also, I was thinking of incorporating a couple of old  style coca cola glass bottles to be a couple other... tubey things. I would post pictures of my design, but my camera is having trouble, so it might be a while.

Excellent work.

And 'tubey things' is the correct technical description.


Glad to see I got something right.   Cheesy

I decided to paint the main chamber black, mostly because that's the only spray paint I had, and painting it by hand does not work very well on cardboard. My only concern so far is that the main chamber is too small, and it may look cluttered with all the things I want to put on there. I have to keep reminding myself to keep it simple on my first real build. Well, I'm off to do some more painting, Hopefully I'll have made some progress by tomorrow.
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« Reply #213 on: June 02, 2011, 02:46:28 am »

don't forget if you want a really shiny painted soda bottle

spray the inside

you also don't have to worry about the paint getting scratched
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« Reply #214 on: June 02, 2011, 04:10:05 am »

Almost done with the pack. Just need to put on the wings, and find some way to keep it on my back. Unfortunately, the pack really is very skinny, so I'll have to be extra creative when putting on the number. Grin
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« Reply #215 on: June 02, 2011, 05:25:41 am »

Almost done with the pack. Just need to put on the wings, and find some way to keep it on my back. Unfortunately, the pack really is very skinny, so I'll have to be extra creative when putting on the number. Grin

If you look at a lot of racing bikes, they don't have anywhere to stick the number so they have a panel on the front or on one side for the number - either way, you get the next number once your rocket pack photo is up here.
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« Reply #216 on: June 02, 2011, 02:16:51 pm »

Thanks. I've almost finished the pack, just need to put o the hose for decoration and the straps. I should have a picture by Saturday.
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« Reply #217 on: June 02, 2011, 06:25:21 pm »

I think I just might toss my hat into the ring. I've been meaning to make a steampunk rocket pack for this year's Steamcon, and this is the perfect incentive to get going. Plus, I recently picked up a wonderful perfect condition aviator coat (for $10!), which will go perfectly with the rocket pack. Unfortunately, all i have to work with is some cardboard tubes, paint, and a budget of $10. I'm saving most of my spending money for my trip to England in a month.
With cardboard tube, paint and ten dollars you should be able to turn out a decent rocket pack to go with your amazing jacket. Consider plastic soft drink bottles and garden hose as other useful cheap parts too.

Heh heh, I actually was just heading out to spray paint one of my parts- a plastic soda bottle. I hot glued it to one of the skinnier tubes, and am going to back it one of the... ummm... not sure what to call them. One of the sort of tubey things that the flame shoots out of. Also, I was thinking of incorporating a couple of old  style coca cola glass bottles to be a couple other... tubey things. I would post pictures of my design, but my camera is having trouble, so it might be a while.

Excellent work.

And 'tubey things' is the correct technical description.
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« Reply #218 on: June 02, 2011, 11:33:09 pm »



No burnt backside and graceful as a bird. A proper Rocket man.
 
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« Reply #219 on: June 02, 2011, 11:36:51 pm »



No burnt backside and graceful as a bird. A proper Rocket man.
 

Beautiful.

And I love the background too.
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« Reply #220 on: June 03, 2011, 01:33:32 am »

Sure makes you wish you could really fly like that!
Nicely done!
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« Reply #221 on: June 03, 2011, 05:51:21 am »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/05/1000-jetpack-soars-nearly-a-mile-high.html

They have actually made a real, functioning jetpack.

I figured every one on here probably already knows, but just in case...
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« Reply #222 on: June 03, 2011, 08:12:26 am »



No burnt backside and graceful as a bird. A proper Rocket man.
 


That is beautiful stuff!

If we do a rocket pack collective book with photos of people and their packs, this needs to be in the book.
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« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2011, 08:48:27 am »

Mr. Jack Union has left the building!!

And he's not in Kansas any more.
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« Reply #224 on: June 03, 2011, 10:40:48 am »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/05/1000-jetpack-soars-nearly-a-mile-high.html

They have actually made a real, functioning jetpack.

I figured every one on here probably already knows, but just in case...

It flies really well and I'm sure over the next few years it will be possible to make componants for it smaller but at present it's not so much a 'jet pack' as a 'jet sideboard'

That's a great image of Jack Union doing his Cliff Secord impression..any chance of a larger version of that picture?
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