is too bad that the
of engines is no longer being manufactured. They were source of
affordable real "jet" engines back in the 1960s and 1970s when I
was a kid with only paper route money for financing my habit. If
you were lucky enough to get the wire fuses to ignite the pellets,
the little Jetex 50s made a great whooshing sound as they propelled
your balsa model through the air. My friend, Jerry Flynn, and I
mounted them to the dime store Guillows balsa stick and sheet gliders.
Here is a plan for a little more sophisticated model called the
This particular page is from page 29 of
the June 1957 issue of American Modeler magazine. The Supersonic
Sam used the
Jetex 50 motor. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
The AMA Plans Service offers a
full-size version of many of the plans show here at a very reasonable cost. They
will scale the plans any size for you. It is always best to buy printed plans because
my scanner versions often have distortions that can cause parts to fit poorly. Purchasing
plans also help to support the operation of the
Academy of Model Aeronautics - the #1
advocate for model aviation throughout the world. If the AMA no longer has this
plan on file, I will be glad to send you my higher resolution version.
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