Micro Rocket Motor and Model Jet Resources



Ben's Wing Zinger

Ben Nead, former owner/manager of, launches his first Rapier powered model – a converted 9" Wing Zinger foam glider – in the Arizona desert on May 21 2001. This photo prompted Richard Crossley to write “Great picture, Ben! That thing looks like it's just been blown out of the front of your trousers!” Ben himself says “It also looks like I’m being zapped by a death ray from a UFO! A cool effect, actually. There’s nothing like a desert backdrop with the expansive blue sky to make things even more sci-fi looking.”

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Contributors the world over are helping to build, a comprehensive online resource covering the technical and historical aspects of small sustained thrust micro rocket motors for use in model airplanes and other craft. The post-WWII British-made Jetex motors are the most well known and well thought-of examples.

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