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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1125 on: April 22, 2014, 01:51:51 pm »
The fairy rocket pack looks great.

In terms of the engineering and flying of the water jet pack:  Being tall is a benefit.  Your CG moves down relative to the nozzle position.  Small people and children will have a much less stable flight.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1126 on: April 23, 2014, 05:44:52 pm »
A short video of a quick test of the new smoke generator in my boy's rocket pack. I'm waiting for new battery to arrive and I need to finish off the new leather straps which I have made as the old nylon straps weren't very comfortable for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF8B_eK7bP0

I'm hoping the new battery will boost the pressure in the system - because the smoke is getting pushed down it needs a lot more oomph to get it to blow out with any kind of vigour. I'm currently running two 40mm fans on a 9v battery but I have another 12v battery coming so we'll see how that goes.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1127 on: April 23, 2014, 05:49:03 pm »
If the fairy princess really does not like her rocket pack, maybe it is the colour black on the wings?  Does she like rainbows or pastel colours possibly?

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1128 on: April 23, 2014, 10:10:20 pm »
No, it was the fact I changed the wings without her approval, after all, she's four and therefore knows best about everything...  ;D

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1129 on: April 24, 2014, 05:17:37 pm »
My new 12v 3.8Ah battery arrived today, so I fitted it to my boy's pack. It now works almost too well  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Utf3bQeoeM
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1130 on: April 24, 2014, 07:30:30 pm »
Very nice.  Looks perfect.  Just don't inhale.

Side note: remove the "s" from https to make http and the video will play inside of BG.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1131 on: April 24, 2014, 08:09:08 pm »
I was waiting for it to take off.  Lovely.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1132 on: April 24, 2014, 09:31:39 pm »
Very nice.  Looks perfect.  Just don't inhale.

Side note: remove the "s" from https to make http and the video will play inside of BG.

So it does... Nice tip, cheers  ;D

I've still got work to do on it - I had to replace some of the pipework inside because it gets so hot it melted part of it, all the plastic conduit has been replaced with copper. I also had to make a new hand control because the increased voltage caused some issues with the micro-switches I was using before.

It's getting there though. I'm toying with the idea of removing the redundant fan from the back of the case and replacing it with a speaker and mounting an MP3 player inside with some suitable sounds effects and possibly Elton John's "Rocket Man"  ;D

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1133 on: May 26, 2014, 05:01:38 pm »
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1134 on: May 26, 2014, 11:45:16 pm »
Excellent.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1135 on: May 26, 2014, 11:57:43 pm »
Pretty damn cool... and once again shows off Maets' point about nozzle placement.
As a pilot you wouldn't want to miscalculate your fuel burn, I would imagine that the glide vector of that thing would be similar to that of a falling house brick.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1136 on: June 13, 2014, 04:49:59 pm »
How about a water hoverboard.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1137 on: June 18, 2014, 03:16:09 pm »
I finally obtained enough stuff to have a bash at a rocket pack.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1138 on: June 18, 2014, 05:39:23 pm »
Beautiful.  Very nicely done.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1139 on: June 18, 2014, 05:52:29 pm »
Thanks Maets. I have to admit I'm extremely pleased with it.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1140 on: June 18, 2014, 06:58:13 pm »
Does it have shoulder straps?

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1141 on: June 18, 2014, 07:18:03 pm »
Not yet Frances, still a work in progress.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1142 on: June 18, 2014, 08:40:17 pm »
Thanks Maets. I have to admit I'm extremely pleased with it.

As you should be!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1143 on: June 18, 2014, 11:51:19 pm »
O! Nice and clean!
And with no 'gears'! :)
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1144 on: June 19, 2014, 12:46:48 am »
Very original 'Buck Rogers' lines - very nice indeed!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1145 on: June 19, 2014, 06:37:11 am »
Thanks everyone. As is usual with my "make it up as you go" projects, which is basically everything I make, I only had a rough sketch, a pretty firm idea of the basic pack and some vague ideas about "valves and gauges" to be added when available. Now it's finished apart from a harness I really dont want to add anything to it. Except perhaps a Manufactures plate.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1146 on: June 29, 2014, 07:35:18 am »
Thanks everyone. As is usual with my "make it up as you go" projects, which is basically everything I make, I only had a rough sketch, a pretty firm idea of the basic pack and some vague ideas about "valves and gauges" to be added when available. Now it's finished apart from a harness I really dont want to add anything to it. Except perhaps a Manufactures plate.

That is one gosh darned lovely piece of work.

Worthy of a manufacturers plate bearing your name.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1147 on: June 30, 2014, 09:59:39 am »
Thanks very much, much appreciated. I'm working on a nameplate.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1148 on: July 26, 2014, 05:55:32 pm »
Makers plate.
Definitely

On that subject. Here's an etch design that I hadn't got round to putting through the tank.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1149 on: July 27, 2014, 06:54:37 pm »
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