Airfix jet engine kit. Really neat.

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Airfix jet engine kit. Really neat.

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:23 am

June 25th, 2012, 1:10 pm #1

I think this will be a collector item soon. Would like to see these in public schools to interest kids in science and engineering.


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXBVCB&P=0




Philip & Maximilian
Head of Ranch Security, Song Dog, Texas

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Joined: May 24th, 2005, 12:30 pm

June 25th, 2012, 3:03 pm #2

...impressed. Poor fit, I think the compressor and turbine blades turn the wrong way. I never finished it, didn't feel like wasting time on it.

Better pic here:

http://www.hobbytron.com/SmithsonianJet ... neSet.html
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:23 am

June 25th, 2012, 3:17 pm #3

the blades on backwards? Or are electric motor leads hooked up wrong? HTH

Philip & Maximilian
Head of Ranch Security, Song Dog, Texas

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June 25th, 2012, 4:56 pm #4

They do not look the same.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:19 am

June 25th, 2012, 5:19 pm #5

...impressed. Poor fit, I think the compressor and turbine blades turn the wrong way. I never finished it, didn't feel like wasting time on it.

Better pic here:

http://www.hobbytron.com/SmithsonianJet ... neSet.html
Really? The designers of that kit need a lesson in aerodymanics.

Rick L.
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June 25th, 2012, 6:35 pm #6

And materials science - how is plastic supposed to withstand temp, pressure, etc? NT
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:53 pm

June 25th, 2012, 6:48 pm #7

Really? The designers of that kit need a lesson in aerodymanics.

Rick L.
As they are modeling a high-bypass turbofan, they could have at least suspended the core from behind so the function of the ducting could be better represented.
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Joined: March 9th, 2012, 4:57 pm

June 25th, 2012, 11:45 pm #8

...impressed. Poor fit, I think the compressor and turbine blades turn the wrong way. I never finished it, didn't feel like wasting time on it.

Better pic here:

http://www.hobbytron.com/SmithsonianJet ... neSet.html
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June 26th, 2012, 12:14 am #9


Airfix Engineer kit


'Smithsonian' kit

The kit descriptions both state 'over 50 parts', and the major difference appears to be in the mounting/controls setup.

Anyhow, I personally won't lose any sleep over the accuracy or inaccuracy of an educational toy.


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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

June 26th, 2012, 8:13 am #10

I think this will be a collector item soon. Would like to see these in public schools to interest kids in science and engineering.


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXBVCB&P=0




Philip & Maximilian
Head of Ranch Security, Song Dog, Texas

Where has all the music gone?
LARGE scale - like 1/8-scale).
George, out............
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