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Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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November 1946 Air Trails

November 1946 Air Trails

November 1946 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets Table 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.

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 Ray Jet−Racer, describing the launch method, and another page on CO2-powered jet models. On rare occasion one of the Ray Models kits will appear on eBay.

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Ray Models Advertisement, November 1946 Air Trails - Airplanes and RocketsModeldom's Thrillers

Ray-Jets

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

Ray Jet-Wing

First jet-propelled model of "the plane of tomorrow". $1.00

Ray Swisher

World's first jet-propelled glider. 50c.

Ray Jet-Streak

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

No Fire!

No Chemicals!

Absolutely Harmless!

Rocket Units

Package of 10 ... $1.00

Ray Lockheed Shooting Star

World's first jet-propelled flying scale model. $1.20

Ray Jet-Racer

Sleek, speedy flying beauty. Swell for ROG flights. $1.25

Ray-Keel

makes for simpler, speedier stronger construction.

Ray Launching Gun

For use with all Ray-Jets. $1.00

Another "First" by Ray!

Create-O-Matic

Sportplane

Entirely Prefabricated

Nothing to Make

Simply Put it Together

Only $2.75

"Pride of the Solid Fans Everywhere"

Ray Solid Squadron

$1.00 ea.

Lockheed "Shooting Star"

Grumman "Hellcat"

Republic "Thunderbolt"

Hawker "Typhoon"

Supermarine "Spitfire"

American "Mustang"

Curtiss "Warhawk"

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.

Ray Models

Division of Aircraft Products, Co., West Chester, Penna.

 

 

Posted July 19, 2021

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