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I like that R4 kit :D
NewcastleFalcon wrote:(lighter fuel not included :) )
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Roughly relevant to the topic, the littlle engines used in models vehicles are fascinating.

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even a jet engine

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now their is a link between the jetex, and modern vehicle safety features, and this

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They are all crap?

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they were a Pile of Poo ?

Guano goes BANG if mixed right :)

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The link between the Jet model and Tracey Island will be airbags I expect..

The propellant for the model jet engine will be that used in airbags and the guano is an ingredient in the powder used to lubricate and stop the folds of material sticking together...

Alasdair, anything can be made to go BANG if you try hard enough!!!

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I know Jim, but very old bird poo has got nice levels of phosphate.

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Stickyfinger wrote:I know Jim, but very old bird poo has got nice levels of phosphate.
And great for the garden too... Original reason guano was harvested commercially wasn't it?

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Just watch out for the Yanks trying to take over any island with guano on it!;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guano_Islands_Act

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It was Jim, without having a high level if nitrates it tends just to make a lot of smoke with little power so not really that good as an explosive.....

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Just watch out for the Yanks trying to take over any island with guano on it!;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guano_Islands_Act
Is this the first appearance of guano on the FCF....I hope so. Excellent link James....didn't know anything about that this morning, there's more to guano than meets the eye.

Yes, the link is the propellant in the Jetex motor is guanidine nitrate the same propellant used in deployment of some airbags. The Guanidine bit was oriiginally derived from Guano.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jetex

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I'll just throw this one in from Bronco models.

Might appeal to Lieutenant-Colonel David Niven perhaps?

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: Is this the first appearance of guano on the FCF....
Yes, but unlikely to be the last :) :|

I really enjoy how this and many other threads on here develop and become most interesting with lots of hitherto unknown information revealed...

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:even a jet engine

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Back in the 70's I built a Keil Kraft F86 Sabre and powered it with a Jetex, getting the cartridges to light was a right palaver, the best way I found to get them going was to drill a hole in them (two cartridges for a full load) and thread the fuse through them. The Sabre didn't last very long and in a rather realistic event caught fire due to the flammability of the dope covered airframe :bomb:

When the Jetex was lit it produced a fair amount of thrust, so much so that one time I lit it on the ground when it wasn't in an airframe and it took off into flight like a Doodlebug :-D

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I'm reasonably sure the ones we used had a hole for the fuse preformed in the fuel.
Evil things only ever worked when you weren't expecting them to.

Have you seen the price of them now?
I did think of putting the pellets in the Viking boat to carry the wife's ashes.
Damned thing just turns turtle. Back to the drawing board :(

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DickieG wrote: Back in the 70's I built a Keil Kraft F86 Sabre and powered it with a Jetex, getting the cartridges to light was a right palaver, the best way I found to get them going was to drill a hole in them (two cartridges for a full load) and thread the fuse through them. The Sabre didn't last very long and in a rather realistic event caught fire due to the flammability of the dope covered airframe :bomb:
Something like this....
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