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Post  AMCGUY Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:24 pm

Anybody have an old JETEX 50 with original mount that they are willing to sell?
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Post  Ken Cook Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:30 pm

Do you have pellets, wicks, and screens? I've been searching for some myself. The Powermax fuel pellets are not compatible with Jetex like I thought. I think they're the coolest thing to see in use. Ken
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Post  AMCGUY Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:33 pm

Don't have the fuel, etc.....just have a project in mind that will likely just be a display piece.
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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:10 pm

Is this the type you want?
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I have one somewhere & I think it's like this one.  I'd have to search.  Not 100% sure I want to part with it as it has sentimental value, but I doubt I will ever do anything with it & probably should move it on to someone who needs it.  Let me know if this is what you want and I'll report my search findings.  Won't happen today.  Over 105° out there.

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Post  AMCGUY Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:17 pm

Yes, thats the one.  Contact me if you would like to part with it.


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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:47 pm

I've gotta find it first.  Have a tin of fuel pellets as well but probably can't ship them to you from "deep in the heart of" Down Under.  Postage cost shouldn't be too bad as it's only light.  Hopefully the authorities won't detect any explosive residue.

I'm positive it still has its mount and original mounting screws.  My late brother had it attached to the belly of a profile balsa jet.  Not sure what the plane was but I'd recognize it if I saw it.  I do recall that the fuse was a pain to thread through and would rarely ignite the pellets.

Make me a reasonable offer (I have no idea, but had thought about ebaying it).  I'll locate it and PM you some pictures first before you make your final determination.  I recall it's in good condition, although some of the cad plating has gone.  Won't know more 'til I locate it.

Think this could be the plane, or something like it.  jetex - Wanted: JETEX 50 motor Seahaw10It's been nearly 40 years.

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Post  Ken Cook Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:58 pm

Indeed you had to use small wire to keep the hole clear. The main problem with the Jetex was the metal housing would quench the fuse when it got up to the hole. The trick was to use a lighter and really heat the base prior to lighting the fuse. Not an easy task if your mount was on the underside of the fuse. You ended up setting the plane on fire. They fascinated me then and they still do. What a cool idea. It would love to see them return. I have the Jetex Psst 50 which used a aluminum body and a aluminum clip but they shared the same fuel pellets. Ken
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Post  Davenz13 Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:04 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:

Think this could be the plane, or something like it.  jetex - Wanted: JETEX 50 motor Seahaw10It's been nearly 40 years.

Rod.

Hi Rod That looks a bit like a English Electric Canberra. Early ones had a rounded fin and rudder. Would make sense your brother doing one of those as both our air forces had them down under.
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Post  Oldenginerod Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:43 am

I'm not sure how common Veron models were in Australia, but the one pictured is a Veron Seahawk. It looks very familiar to me, although I don't remember the name Veron from my youth. It wouldn't surprise me if the one I recall was a Keil Kraft as they were very common, second only to Aeroflyte out here. I can say for certain it wasn't an Aeroflyte. I don't recall ever seeing it fly & recall my brother's frustration trying to get the Jetex to fire.
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Post  Davenz13 Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:14 am

Oldenginerod wrote:I'm not sure how common Veron models were in Australia, but the one pictured is a Veron Seahawk.  It looks very familiar to me, although I don't remember the name Veron from my youth.  It wouldn't surprise me if the one I recall was a Keil Kraft as they were very common, second only to Aeroflyte out here.  I can say for certain it wasn't an Aeroflyte.  I don't recall ever seeing it fly & recall my brother's frustration trying to get the Jetex to fire.

You know I really should stop relying on my memory and check up on things first lol!
Went to the books and there it is, Hawker Seahawk Embarassed

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Post  getback Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:59 am

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Post  dckrsn Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:23 am

getback wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jet-X-Atom-35Z-50th-Golden-Anniversary-Edition-Set-/131392483760?pt=US_Radio_Control_Control_Line&hash=item1e979a31b0  Is this what your looking for ?? and what the heck is does it do ? The Jet X stupid Eric Happy New Year
Here's a quick tutorial Eric.
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Post  AMCGUY Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:05 pm

Here is a website with some info. http://www.jetex.org

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Post  getback Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:56 pm

Well that was not as Quick for me but interesting I ended up here for some 2010 reading   http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=4299.0  Eric Crazy Eyes
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:36 pm

So that's what that is. The one I have is missing the mount, is clean as a whistle, and came in a lot of misc. C/L stuff.

This fellow has a few for auction on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/trevorldean/m.html?item=131392597164&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

I just bought a OK Cub engine from him and he offered to hold the sale if I was going to buy something else and he would combine shipping. Nice fellow.
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Post  AMCGUY Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:44 pm

The motors that he has are Jet-X (instead of Jetex). The Jet-X are a newer release but same concept. Thanks for the tip though.
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Post  Cox International Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:49 pm

We have a new in box Jetex 600 Scorpion with sealed fuel pellets and other parts which we could sell.
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Post  AMCGUY Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:07 pm

Bernie, That's a cool motor! Its bigger than I need for my project though and it would probably be a shame to remove it from the original package. Regards, Darron
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:11 pm

Hi Darren, I still have that JETEX motor on my mind. Slipped on ice and messed up my back and arm, might be a while before I can climb the stairs to the loft to find it, but I'm sure that it's there.

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Post  AMCGUY Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:18 pm

Bob,

Sorry to hear about that.....hope nothing too serious. No hurry on checking on the motor.

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Post  Davenz13 Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:36 pm

Cox International wrote:We have a new in box Jetex 600 Scorpion with sealed fuel pellets and other parts which we could sell.

Hi Bernie
If Darron doesn't want it I'm very interested in the Jetex.
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Post  AMCGUY Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:02 pm

Davenz13 wrote:
Cox International wrote:We have a new in box Jetex 600 Scorpion with sealed fuel pellets and other parts which we could sell.

Hi Bernie
If Darron doesn't want it I'm very interested in the Jetex.
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Dave (Davenz13), I'm going to pass on the Scorpion......very neat engine though. Darron
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Post  Davenz13 Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:17 am

AMCGUY wrote:
Davenz13 wrote:
Cox International wrote:We have a new in box Jetex 600 Scorpion with sealed fuel pellets and other parts which we could sell.

Hi Bernie
If Darron doesn't want it I'm very interested in the Jetex.
PM sent

Dave (Davenz13), I'm going to pass on the Scorpion......very neat engine though.  Darron

Cheers, Thanks Darron Thumbs Up

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Post  Oldenginerod Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:27 pm

Aussie Jetex on its way to Texas.  Hope you enjoy it Darron.  Let us know how your project goes.
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Post  AMCGUY Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:40 pm

Thanks Rod....I'll keep you updated. Darron
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