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« on: April 19, 2019, 01:12:07 AM »

By the time I got this built the engines became unavailable as you all know. I have hand launched it and it glides very well. CG is right on as near as I can tell. I have the starter still from Shorty's Basement and it still lights. I may just bungee launch it for some longer glide flights. I had even planned to drop it from my 83 inch span B-29.

https://oi94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/U-812/Bell%20X-1/DSCN3943.jpg

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My 8 year old Aerographics X-1
My 8 year old Aerographics X-1
My 8 year old Aerographics X-1
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 04:33:44 AM »

That's a pity Steve.It looks great too.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 10:24:37 AM »

Thanks John.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 01:22:04 PM »

When these hit the shelves maybe you can go fly your X-1

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3286795-Seeking-Jet-x-Plane-Designers

https://jetxus.wordpress.com/

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 06:50:50 PM »

3view thanks so much!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 02:46:20 PM »

I can't go into much detail other than to confirm that the new Jet-X are AWESOME, but they do require 13mm Estes engine mounts.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 03:29:15 PM »

I can't go into much detail other than to confirm that the new Jet-X are AWESOME, but they do require 13mm Estes engine mounts.

Don they use the same ignition squibs like Estes' motors?
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 03:57:22 PM »

BIG question...
Will they be legally mailable to Europe  (Germany)?

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 10:04:01 AM »

BIG question...
Will they be legally mailable to Europe  (Germany)?

Pete

Unfortunately I highly doubt it. Current export laws for the US and import laws in the EU render it nearly impossible to ship rocket motors overseas. Really quite sad, and those same EU laws are why Rapier is restricted to the Czech Republic now.

Don they use the same ignition squibs like Estes' motors?

Fuse ignition. Basically, just like old Jetex in that regard, but more reliable.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 10:43:13 AM »

How long can Rapiers last on the shelf?
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