Jetex

Jetex

Post by Jim Facker » Mon, 20 Jan 1997 04:00:00



There was  some talk of Jetex availability.  

Doylejet,
p.o. box 60311
Houston, TX 77205

carries Jetex 50 motors, supplies, and plans.  They also have Jetex
Scorpion 600 motors, but no fuel!  5.5 oz thrust, 12 sec. burn.  I would
have killed for one of these when I was a kid.  There it was on the hobby
shop wall...

Anyone know what Jetex fuel is??

 
 
 

Jetex

Post by Paul Lawrence Hamilt » Mon, 20 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>There was  some talk of Jetex availability.  
>Doylejet,
>p.o. box 60311
>Houston, TX 77205
>carries Jetex 50 motors, supplies, and plans.  They also have Jetex
>Scorpion 600 motors, but no fuel!  5.5 oz thrust, 12 sec. burn.  I would
>have killed for one of these when I was a kid.  There it was on the hobby
>shop wall...
>Anyone know what Jetex fuel is??

Guanadine nitrate (at least the old yellow stuff was)

Paul Lawrence Hamilton
Samis & Hamilton
Airport and Aviation Consultants
(301) 299-3573

 
 
 

Jetex

Post by Mark Simpso » Mon, 20 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> >There was  some talk of Jetex availability.

> >Doylejet,
> >p.o. box 60311
> >Houston, TX 77205

> >carries Jetex 50 motors, supplies, and plans.  They also have Jetex
> >Scorpion 600 motors, but no fuel!  5.5 oz thrust, 12 sec. burn.  I would
> >have killed for one of these when I was a kid.  There it was on the hobby
> >shop wall...

> >Anyone know what Jetex fuel is??

> Guanadine nitrate (at least the old yellow stuff was)

Guanadine nitrate???  Bat shit!!  I love a good chemical joke.;-) All
you need now is a miner's cap, a cave, a shovel, clothes pins (for your
nose) and a bucket. ;-)
Seriously, I remember hearing about the Vietcong using bird excerment in
explosives.  I guess it depends on what the bird has for dinner.
Guanadine nitrate was used as an accelerator for zinc phosphating in an
old patent I remember seeing.  I imagine it was probably too expensive
to be of commercial interest since sodium nitrite works just as well in
this application.
Mark

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Quote:
> Paul Lawrence Hamilton
> Samis & Hamilton
> Airport and Aviation Consultants
> (301) 299-3573

 
 
 

Jetex

Post by Bob Kapl » Thu, 23 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>>Anyone know what Jetex fuel is??

> Guanadine nitrate (at least the old yellow stuff was)

My tablets (both 30 years ago, and the "new" ones from the 80's are more of a
rust-orange color.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Abort, Retry, Fail?"

 
 
 

Jetex

Post by The Silent Observe » Fri, 24 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> >>Anyone know what Jetex fuel is??

> > Guanadine nitrate (at least the old yellow stuff was)

> My tablets (both 30 years ago, and the "new" ones from the 80's are more of a
> rust-orange color.

And just to confuse the issue, the new propellant tablets now in stores
are almost black -- extremely dark, brownish stuff of some kind.

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