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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1225 on: June 10, 2015, 08:53:13 pm »
Its not the heaviest one I have made, but it is rather heavy.  Fits me nicely and I have worn it for a few hours, but was glad to take it off.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1226 on: June 11, 2015, 08:53:05 am »
Its not the heaviest one I have made, but it is rather heavy.  Fits me nicely and I have worn it for a few hours, but was glad to take it off.

Of course - not of them are heavy once you turn them on...
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1227 on: June 11, 2015, 11:49:29 am »
Its not the heaviest one I have made, but it is rather heavy.  Fits me nicely and I have worn it for a few hours, but was glad to take it off.

Of course - not of them are heavy once you turn them on...


Good point!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1229 on: June 24, 2015, 06:55:19 pm »

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1231 on: June 25, 2015, 06:45:01 pm »


I'd like to see a steampunk take on this; not a rocket pack; a rotor pack.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1232 on: June 25, 2015, 06:46:04 pm »

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1233 on: June 25, 2015, 08:20:18 pm »
That is a great idea.  I am going to have to keep that in mind for a future build.  Thanks.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1235 on: August 07, 2015, 12:56:37 pm »
The Rocket Pack Collective  now in the Armoury section.  I guess it is fight of flight.  ;D



A spelling question.  The spell check like Armoury, but Google likes Armory. I assume that is British English for American English?

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1236 on: August 14, 2015, 05:46:20 pm »
So Why exactly is the rocket pack collective in the armoury?
This is a topic for people who have built or are interested in building a rocket pack, and by association the technology of rocket packs, and modern examples of similar devices.
As such, surely this topic belongs in tactile.
Rocket packs are not weapons, Rocket packs are a method of transport that avoids all that unnecessary fiddling about with wheels or horses and other associated foolishness.
Just because the title contains the word rocket, there is no reason to suppose that this topic has anything to do with weaponry. Admittedly the damned things do occasionally explode, but this is entirely down to a minor miscalculation of the air fuel mix, not to any militaristic intent.
As far as I am aware, none of the Rocket packs created by the collective have ever been weaponised, or even fitted with mounted weaponry. Admittedly it is possible to carry a firearm whilst using a rocket pack, but by that logic any topics about bicycles should be posted in the armoury because it is theoretically possible to fire a gun whilst riding a velocipede.
So, to conclude my rant. Will someone please tell me why this topic has been moved to the armoury?

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1237 on: August 15, 2015, 05:51:50 pm »
#pragma MOD-HAT ON

They gave it to me because I missed the staff meeting where they decided where to put it.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1238 on: September 05, 2015, 07:59:36 am »
At work today I came across an old Kenmore vacuum cleaner...  It's going to be scrapped soon since it don't work.  I'm going to talk to my boss after the holiday about laying hands on it.

It'll make for a damn nice pack, assuming I'm able to get it. 

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b7/ea/cd/b7eacd7bbc29e109c1210ecc98da2081.jpg

That's a link to the style of it.  Any ideas on how to make it really epic win?
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1239 on: September 05, 2015, 10:50:10 am »
Nice find. Start by removing any of the insides to cut weight. Add a few nozzles. Brass vases work nicely. Add a backpack. And you'll have a great start.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1240 on: September 05, 2015, 11:26:27 am »

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1241 on: September 05, 2015, 08:02:34 pm »
Nice find. Start by removing any of the insides to cut weight. Add a few nozzles. Brass vases work nicely. Add a backpack. And you'll have a great start.

Was planning on trying to mod the frame of that'n, add some leather strapping to hold it on.  Going to take the tubes off the top, leave the open hole so it's got kind of a "ramjet" feel to it.  The concept I'm working on is like shock troops that drop from airships into battle.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1242 on: October 14, 2015, 09:32:44 pm »
I lent a photographer a rocket pack.  Here is his blog.  http://nostalgicglasswetplatestudio.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/-rocket-boy-with-greyson-balkowitsch-october-9th-2015

He is shooting with wet plate photographic techniques.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1243 on: October 15, 2015, 12:34:37 am »
You would think the kid would look happier. Not only is he going to fly, but he has one of your packs on!! I know I was happy to try one on! :)
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1244 on: October 15, 2015, 12:51:23 am »
It was very heavy.  Probably my heaviest pack, but it is the one he wanted.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1245 on: October 29, 2015, 03:27:39 am »
I've seen people with articulated wings at Steampunk shows, but this beats them all:
https://www.facebook.com/TheCrookedFeather/videos/1651718828374349/?fref=nf

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1246 on: October 29, 2015, 03:51:22 pm »
Those are very nice.  I like the use of pneumatics for operation.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1247 on: November 17, 2015, 10:38:50 pm »
Here''s a rocket pack I did a couple of years ago.


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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1248 on: November 18, 2015, 12:14:23 am »
Very nice.  Welcome to the collective.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #1249 on: February 24, 2016, 09:45:06 am »
Merci beaucoup pour les infos,ils sont trop sympa ces images..