WHAT IS JETEX

WHAT IS JETEX

Post by MET » Wed, 18 Jan 1995 03:59:11



Quote:

> I tried to post this before, but I doubt it got through

> Two JETEX models could lift their own weight. The Scorpion 600 could,
> but I doubt it could have hit fin stabilization speed fast enough
> for a VTO. There was also a reinforced version of the 50 (the 100? the
> 50 HT?) that had core-burning pellets. It VTO'ed whether you wanted it
> to or not. The core-burner appeared shortly before JETEX disappeared
> from the US market. I'm glad to see them back.

> -Larrry Curcio

I had a JETEX50B as a kid in England in the late '50s. It
could certainly VTO ,as I found out when I had to
pay for the window!  That was on the old, dark brown
fuel pellets.

I have used Jetex wick as an ignitor booster for helping
copperheads.  Dunno if it's easier to obtain than Thermalite,
however.  I don't think it's regulated.

jk
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WHAT IS JETEX

Post by kaplo.. » Wed, 18 Jan 1995 21:33:12


Quote:

> Two JETEX models could lift their own weight. The Scorpion 600 could,
> but I doubt it could have hit fin stabilization speed fast enough
> for a VTO. There was also a reinforced version of the 50 (the 100? the
> 50 HT?) that had core-burning pellets. It VTO'ed whether you wanted it
> to or not. The core-burner appeared shortly before JETEX disappeared
> from the US market. I'm glad to see them back.

Since these are model airplane parts, and not subject to the NAR safety code
at all (after all, they are lit with a match and fuse), I'd point out that
you can always core your own. A hand cranked drill should do fine. With an
x-acto or some jewlers files you could even make star grains or whatever.


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