Jetex Blog

An online resource covering the technical and historical aspects of small sustained thrust micro rocket motors for use in model airplanes and other craft. Reborn


Well, it has been a worrying few weeks and thank you for those who have enquired about the site.  Thank you for your patience!  I was almost resigned to the Jetex website being lost forever in Internet limbo.  So many, many thanks to our estimable administrator Dave for all his hard work behind the scenes with the happy result of its resuscitation.  Like me three years ago, it has returned alive and kicking after several weeks in intensive care.

It is my devout wish that will continue to instruct, edify and inspire.  I hope it is now all but invulnerable to those that would do it harm.  And no (thrice no) this is not a challenge.  I'm sure with enough ingenuity we could be hacked into again.  But to what end?  Why spoil someone else's fun?

Be that as it may, is all about celebrating good things in life, and flying rocket-propelled models is a hugely rewarding hobby.  Challenging, yes, but if it were easy everyone would be doing it! exists to help old-timers (and I'm very much an old-timer myself) to revisit the joys of their youth, and enable those who wish to fly modern free-flight 'jets' to do so.

To this end:

We have motors in stock,  Rapier L-2s of various types and L-1s for smaller models.  We can give advice about buying and operating old Jetex motors.  And yes, they do still work!

We have access to a vast number of plans, classic and not-so-old.

We have a number of kits suitable for the beginner and experienced modeller.

There is a gallery of models from which you can gain inspiration which I hope will grow with your models.

I hope that ' reborn' will now flourish for some time, and I hope to see you both on-line and on the flying field. 

Onwards and upwards! 

Jetex and Rapier performance
Rapier Motors 2017

Comments 2

Guest - Steve Cover on Friday, 07 July 2017 16:35

Glad to see you back Roger.

Glad to see you back Roger.
Guest - Howard Metcalfe on Friday, 07 July 2017 16:36

So very pleased to see the site back up and running, we own a huge dept of gratitude to Dave for all his patient work.

So very pleased to see the site back up and running, we own a huge dept of gratitude to Dave for all his patient work.
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