Russian and French Scale Jet Planes
May 1956 Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers

May 1956 Young Men
• Hobbies • Aviation • Careers

May 1956 Young Men Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.


Russian and French Scale Jet Planes

They Really Fly !

A great deal of time and effort has been devoted to Jetex-powered models of the contest and sailplane variety in the past few years, and very little to scale models. In this respect many model builders are missing the boat as Jetex engines are uniquely adaptable to scale models of jet fighters and similar aircraft. The Jetex #50 engine, for instance, is small enough to be completely covered and easily cooled, yet gives enough power to fly a model at a fast clip. Using the Jetex #50 engine as a starting point, a number of scale models of current jet fighters were built with spans of from 8" to 12". The models were of all-balsa construction and were designed to combine accurate scale with the maximum of flying pleasure. To all outward appearances they look like solid display models. In general both straight-wing and swept-wing types perform equally well in flight. This puts the majority of today's jet fighters within reach of the model builder as possible prototypes.

- By Richard M. Bueschel

Fun size U-MiG-15 and Mystere plans and instructions are part of Group Plan #E56A by Hobby Helpers, 770 Hunts Pt. Ave., New York 59, N. Y. (50¢).