only experience with Jetex engines with a No. 50B, and that was
back in the early 1970s. It was attached to a dime store type Guillows
glider - the king where the wing, stab, and fin slid into slits in the
fuselage. Once the engine finally ignited, the glider took off with
a cool hissing sound and headed skyward. The glider had been trimmed
to fly smoothly with power off. I can remember having a heck of a time
getting the crappy little piece of chemical-coated wire wick to stay
lit as it passed through the Jetex's nozzle. Looking back from this
perspective, I do believe I was fairly inept at a lot of things at the
time, so maybe that was the entire problem. Maybe someday I'll pull
my Jetex No. 50
from its package
and determine whether I've gotten any better at simple things since
Airplanes News items.
Jetex Jet Engine Ad
Challenge of Jet Powered Flight
Clean design, careful construction
and skilled workmanship ... these are the pride of the accomplished
modeler. And it is these characteristics that pay such enjoyable dividends
to users of Jetex engines. For the basic fact of jet power is this:
Efficiency is proportional to speed. Thus minimum air resistance and
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of a Jetex engine.
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Jetex Jet Engines
The world's smallest jet engine, most
popular in the line; it is adaptable to practically any small model
on the market. Price, complete with fuel, wick, instructions.
Jetex No. 50B "Contest Special" - a sturdier version of the
No. 50 "Standard", designed specifically for use with an augmenter tube.
Price, with fuel, wick, instructions, and 6-INCH
Jetex No. 50 fuel-6 pellets with wick and spare washers
15 pellets with wick and spare washers. $1.00
streamlined proportions make this the ideal engine for average-size
scale models of jet fighter planes. The 12-inch augmenter tube, available
separately, may be used as a structural member of such models.
Price, complete with fuel, wick, instructions $4.95
augmenter tube for "Jetmaster" (may also be used with the No. 600 "Scorpion")
Jetex No. 150 "Red Spot" fuel-10 pellets with wick and
spare washers $ .95
The newest, largest, and most efficient
of the Jetex family; thrust is three times the total weight! A superlative
engine for spectacular speed and performance.
Price, with fuel,
wick, instructions, and 6-inch augmenter tube $8.95
600 "Red Spot" fuel-10 pellets with wick and spare washers $1.95
American Telasco Ltd., Huntington, N. Y.
Posted February 2, 2014