Jump to content
Jancelot

Jancelot's back pack (pack 2 modified)

Recommended Posts

I figured I'd start a dedicated thread for my pack build. It's been in progress for awhile, but I had a long hiatus during renovation work on our house.

While the pack is mostly based on the #2 build, I'm choosing to use the radio face place instead of the faux one.

20140702_085727_zpsztgpmcc7.jpg

20140702_124353_zps8bkaqgjw.jpg

20140702_140913_zps32l7qxzi.jpg

20150727_175412_zpsyneir1yy.jpg

20150803_222808_zps23rpqoft.jpg

Upper box items loosely laid out.

20150803_222734_zpssubdvzxs.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the hose connection box, I ordered a 2.5" x 3" x 1.5" project box and clipped the wings off. That said, I think it might be a bit large. I'm going to trim the depth down to 1". But I'm also going to try a 2.5" squared or even 2".

$_35.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

off to a great start man. my only suggestion would be to look at the "wet wipe" bottles and trim them down...up to you though brother

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No prob...I'm on the road but if you pull the reference shot on the pack you'll see what I mean. I feel like they are about 5" but not positive

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cut the wet wipes bottle down a bit. The mushroom top now sits just above the lower left box per the photo above. Overall, while it looks like the proportions aren't correct, I'm trying to keep the general alignment intact.

20150806_201748_zpsdj2jdxzj.jpg

I took a half inch off the hose connector project box height and it fits much better.

20150806_202829_zpsdvpuq8wo.jpg

Made a new back plate for it. Kept the two small screws at the top for access.

20150806_203119_zpsrv3yviig.jpg

20150806_203254_zpseqiquhzo.jpg

20150806_203335_zpsy1xfgqpv.jpg

Hole in the top:

20150806_203400_zpspwlxdkd0.jpg

Hose test fitting. I need to cut the length down and shape it more. Is it supposed to be all black?

20150806_203748_zpsjo5keniu.jpg

To take pressure off of the bottle top, I used washers for spacers. I want to find/make a better solution, though. Perhaps even small blocks of wood painted black.

20150806_203824_zpsafixy17c.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In order to get the bolts in the cistern, our garrison CO had the idea to use a magnet to slide it down. It took a few tries for each, especially the far one, but worked great. I used the same method for my side tube.

20150813_153536_zpsr1s2svzw.jpg

20150813_153822_zpse1rnagpx.jpg

Repurposed the back of the radar dish lid for the inner cistern support. It's a rough "round-ish" shape, but it won't be seen anyway.

20150813_151841_zpsmcsfcckq.jpg

20150813_183639_zps5wcwprx2_edit_1439520

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! Busy week at work but made some progress on the stinger. Attached the cistern as well.

20150819_223514_zps4pxaxtg7_edit_1440049

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bottom blue bottle looks too long. Hmm. I'll shorten that one as well. Although I could take a both more off of the top one. Thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Working on the base frame for the radio.

Glued corner supports

20150901_221109_zpslxp02ljz.jpg

Drove a nail in the bottom for extra hold

20150901_223148_zps2utnczaj.jpg

Glueing the long sides. The four shorter cross pieces are temporary spacers while the glue dries.

20150901_231714_zpsa3ooojvq.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More progress on the radio. I plan on a Raspberry Pi or Arduino solution for sound loop. Mostly because I want to mess around with them. :)

20150907_221136_zpsflxbazrl.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I focused on work shop improvements this weekend. But I did get all faceplate elements attached and set the strap connectors to cure.

20150913_195232_zpsai9zqchi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×