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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #275 on: June 14, 2011, 03:29:39 am »
I'm reminded of a design me and my buddies came up with for the "RedBull Flugtaag (sp?)" some years ago...

Shoes with wings.  Reckon if shoes with ROCKETS would count?

Just thinking out loud, here...

Good idea - perhaps you could start with a big old pair of ski boots and go from there...

I'll see what I can find laying around at the mission...  AND on the Bay of E, and the List That Craig Keeps!

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Ok, yeah...  The boots, and have the squiggly bits go from the tankish shape down to the boots, which will hold the funnle looking whatsit!  It's a PERFECT design!  (Impractical, improbably, and well, let's face it, a bit whimsical, but a perfect design none the less!)
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #276 on: June 16, 2011, 05:21:43 am »


Xenos,

Why not get a pair of old ski boots, paint them up all coppery or brassy or whatever, mount a small fire extinguisher or a soda bottle on the outside of each boot (upside down) and fit small funnels as your jets coming out the bottom of them.

Fins on the back of the boots would look cool too.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #277 on: June 16, 2011, 05:30:55 am »


Xenos,

Why not get a pair of old ski boots, paint them up all coppery or brassy or whatever, mount a small fire extinguisher or a soda bottle on the outside of each boot (upside down) and fit small funnels as your jets coming out the bottom of them.

Fins on the back of the boots would look cool too.

Becase as awesome as that would be, I want it to at least be PLAUSABLE (like Bart should have changed his "D"s to "B"s instead of "A+"s...). 

Right now the issue is finding a cheap pair of skiboots...  They get a bit...  Up there.

But yes, that is the basic idea for the boots themselves.  I'm also looking into getting a milk can for the "Tankish shape," and I've already got leather strapping.

SO, the trick now is getting the money to get the stuff to make the set!  :D :D :D

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #278 on: June 16, 2011, 07:28:28 pm »
After the pleasure of meeting Herr Doktor at the MCM expo and once again seeing the magnificent Jet Pack, I am going to have to grease up my digits and come up with some infernal propulsion device, wonder if the coglings will buy me some parts for Fathers Day? I spent ages unable to sleep the other night for thinking about Jet Packs!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #279 on: June 16, 2011, 10:06:48 pm »
Why not try looking for ski boots at goodwill? It's summer, so there's a chance that there might be some.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #280 on: June 17, 2011, 03:16:19 am »
Why not try looking for ski boots at goodwill? It's summer, so there's a chance that there might be some.

Plan on checking Goodwill, local thrift stores, and the mission's thrift store.  It'll have to wait a bit (as everything I plan to do does), regarldess-my financial situation is...  Well, let's just say I can't afford to pay attention!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #281 on: June 18, 2011, 07:51:04 pm »
I'm in the process of positioning my Main Thruster Cluster.



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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #282 on: June 19, 2011, 04:58:18 am »
I hope you'll be finishing with a coat or two of Max Factor rocket-packer lacquer. It gives a lovely lustre to your thruster cluster adjuster.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #283 on: June 19, 2011, 05:06:53 am »
Now, now, don’t bluster him into using your lack-luster lacquer on his thruster cluster adjuster.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #284 on: June 19, 2011, 06:04:20 am »
I hope you'll be finishing with a coat or two of Max Factor rocket-packer lacquer. It gives a lovely lustre to your thruster cluster adjuster.



Naturally.

However, the damp atmosphere in these Northern climes is a terrible attacker of rocket packer Lacquer. It causes it to knacker and turn blacker.

You have to keep applying it with a Thruster Cluster Adjuster Duster.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #285 on: June 19, 2011, 09:31:39 am »
Well, this thread has certainly been an entertaining read, now I just need to build one!  I have a backpack frame, a smallish keg (maybe 1.5 gallons) for the tankish shape, and other bits and bobs...  I shall have to undertake this endeavor and hopefully not blow my shop up this time.

Miphet, in regards to the catalyzed dihydrogen dioxide steam generation, I have mechanations to harness this steam in an alternate method than rocketry and utilize the large amounts of steam produced to operate a functional steam powered motorcycle...  Not to get too far off topic. 8)

(Edit, add picture)

Well, I made a rough sketch of how I wish my pack to be.  I already have the keg, now it is just a matter of getting the rest of the fittings.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #286 on: June 20, 2011, 12:28:18 am »
Finally shot the test firing of the winged rocket pack I had posted sometime ago.  As suspected most of the exhaust is through the central thruster with only a small amount out the two side thrusters. Three of my five rocket packs can be test fired in this way.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #287 on: June 20, 2011, 03:29:17 am »

Ah Maets - you've done it again!

Sensational.

And now we return to the thruster cluster adjuster discussion...

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #288 on: June 20, 2011, 09:10:14 pm »
Miphet, in regards to the catalyzed dihydrogen dioxide steam generation, I have mechanations to harness this steam in an alternate method than rocketry and utilize the large amounts of steam produced to operate a functional steam powered motorcycle...  Not to get too far off topic. 8)

Very nifty idea. Perhaps using a catalytic converter for the platinum catalyst matrix? "IT! COULD! WORK!!"

Also, the keg is a great idea for a tank!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #289 on: June 20, 2011, 10:20:59 pm »
Maets how on earth? Or over earth? - truly a masterpiece!
That generally goes to all rocket - participants ive seen on this thread, great work!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #290 on: June 20, 2011, 11:17:14 pm »
Miphet, in regards to the catalyzed dihydrogen dioxide steam generation, I have mechanations to harness this steam in an alternate method than rocketry and utilize the large amounts of steam produced to operate a functional steam powered motorcycle...  Not to get too far off topic. 8)

Very nifty idea. Perhaps using a catalytic converter for the platinum catalyst matrix? "IT! COULD! WORK!!"

Also, the keg is a great idea for a tank!

That is actually what I was thinking of for my initial experiments...  I will post more later in a seperate thread on this so this one is not derailed.

Oh, and thanks for the comment, I wil hopefully have this in the works soon after my engineers notebook and my wife/dolls key mechanism has been finished...

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #291 on: June 20, 2011, 11:32:25 pm »
Many thanks to Maduncle for sending me the official numbers.  The post cards are fantastic.  I am envious!

This is a fun thread and I look forward to seeing more and more rocket packs.

One of these days I hope to actually do the photo shoot I have been planning for sometime.  Need a few volunteers and good weather.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #292 on: June 21, 2011, 12:06:35 am »
Love the pack, Maets. I really like the wing design.

On another topic, I just received my number a few minutes ago. It actually fit very nicely. Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orconwindar/5854459225/#in/photostream

Also, love the postcards. Wish I lived a little closer to Australia so I could see the store.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #293 on: June 21, 2011, 07:02:19 am »
Love the pack, Maets. I really like the wing design.

On another topic, I just received my number a few minutes ago. It actually fit very nicely. Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orconwindar/5854459225/#in/photostream

Also, love the postcards. Wish I lived a little closer to Australia so I could see the store.

Excellent - another numbered rocket racer!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #294 on: June 21, 2011, 06:08:01 pm »
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Well, I made a rough sketch of how I wish my pack to be.  I already have the keg, now it is just a matter of getting the rest of the fittings.

I find myself in the opposite position - I have all the exhaust ports and peripheral parts, and I'm just waiting to happen across a suitable wooden keg.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #295 on: June 21, 2011, 06:24:14 pm »
There is beer that comes in a mini aluminum keg.  Could be painted for the desired look and lots of fun emptying the keg in the first place.  Better yet, design one so that the keg is swappable and you will be a walking (or flying) beer dispensor.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #296 on: June 21, 2011, 09:06:31 pm »

is my single cylinder contribution, hopefully worthy of a racing number, lost track of where we were with the numbers! Hand control valve wip!
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #297 on: June 21, 2011, 11:08:50 pm »
Great rocket pack! Is it all metal, or painted? Either way, it looks fantastic.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #298 on: June 22, 2011, 12:42:32 am »
Welcome to the Rocket Pack Collective.  Interesting rocket configuration.  Nicely done.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #299 on: June 22, 2011, 03:27:10 am »
Great rocket pack! Is it all metal, or painted? Either way, it looks fantastic.
all metal and painted