This Ray-Jets advertisement appeared in
the November 1946 issue of Air Trails magazine. The name is
unfamiliar to me. The company claims to have the first jet-propelled models,
which use their brand of "Rocket Units" that use "no fire," "no chemicals,"
and are "absolutely harmless." It was obviously not some form of the
Jetex rocket engine
since they did not enter the marketplace until 1958. According to the
Model-Plans.co.uk.com website, which has good info on the Ray Models
kits, the "Rocket Unit" was a CO2 cartridge that get punctured at launch.
The Jetex.org website has a mention of the
Jet−Racer, describing the launch method, and another page on
jet models. On rare occasion one of the Ray Models kits will appear on
Ray Models Advertisement
They Fly by Jet-Propulsion
If It's a Jet, You Can Bet
It's a "Ray-Jet"!
Ray Jet Super Rocket
"Flying acrobat" Differential controls produce rolls, turns, loops, etc. $1.00
First jet-propelled model of "the plane of tomorrow". $1.00
World's first jet-propelled glider. 50c.
Twin-tailed, super-speedy glider. Flies four ways. 75c.
Ray Ryan Fireball
The only dual-propelled flying model of the Navy super-fighter. $2.50
Package of 10 ... $1.00
Ray Lockheed Shooting Star
World's first jet-propelled flying scale model. $1.20
Sleek, speedy flying beauty. Swell for ROG flights. $1.25
makes for simpler, speedier stronger construction.
Ray Launching Gun
For use with all Ray-Jets. $1.00
Another "First" by Ray!
Nothing to Make
Simply Put it Together
"Pride of the Solid Fans Everywhere"
Ray Solid Squadron
Lockheed "Shooting Star"
Ray Rings are an exclusive years-in-advance feature of all Ray "Solids". Make
precision carving easy as A-B-C. Another Ray "first" - Ray Closure - Included with
every Ray Solid Model.
Build Just One -
And You'll Want to Build Them All!
Their big 12" to 14" wingspan gives you big-plane realism.
Their Ray Rings enable you to do an expert carving job.
Their Ray Cockpit Closure adds the realistic finishing touch.
See your dealer for these models today. If no dealer is near you, order direct,
including 20c extra for packing and postage. Minimum mail order $1.00.
Division of Aircraft Products, Co., West Chester, Penna.
Posted July 19, 2021