I've wanted a replica of the Cirrus X3 rocketpack from the excellent and underrated film The Rocketeer for a long time. I finally decided to build one, from scratch. This is the culmination of about 5 months work. Everything made by me, by hand. I learned a lot of new skills during the build process, including molding & casting and a bit of Arduino coding. The trigger fires up LEDs in the rockets and speakers that play the actual ignition, thrust and wind-down sounds from the film. The Leather harness is my own design and, yes, it's as satisfying as you imagine to strap it on.

Cirrus X3

Rocketpack

The Rocketeer

Build Pictures

Build Pics