and Rockets website visitor Steve O. wrote asking if I had any information on the Skystreak model made for the Jetex
engine. It had a lightweight molded plastic airframe modeled after the Douglas D558-1 Skystreak with a motor clip
on the bottom. Rather than being designed to actually fly, it was intended to "fly" along a string stretched taut between
two supports. Those aluminum bushings in the nose and tail accommodate the line. Evidently these things are very difficult
to obtain, but Steve managed to get one. He was kind enough to send me some photos of his prize.
Here is a thread on the Jetex.org website forum that shows a built-up stick and tissue model of the
Skystreak made for using
a Jetec engine.
Posted January 10, 2012