I was aware of the Jetex system ( there were adverts in comics) but they were out of my pocket money range. Rubber band powered balsa aircraft were just about affordable.My Crikey! If I had known of their existence, I would have nagged my parents for years.
It appears that there are forums full of enthuasists for these beasts.
Another project-gonna build one-added to the pile! I wonder if hexamine could be used as replacement fuel? Hmmm... (cue explosive experiments x many).
Sent from my karzi while losing several pounds
I do remember a friend who had a control-line model aircraft with a powerful little petrol engine. He was showing it off to a group of us in a field and after a few minutes the novelty wore off of watching it going round and round. He landed it, tried to re-start the engine by flicking the prop, and misjudged it; the prop whacked into his finger, badly cutting it and spraying us with blood.
Typically cruel kids, there was little sympathy for him and I got a huge telling off from my mother for the impressive bloodstain across my T-shirt.......