Jet Engine

Jet Engine


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Jet Engine


Item Code: A20005

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Discover how a jet engine works by building your very own working model, with spinning turbo fans and a variable speed control.  Built as though hanging beneath a wing the Jet Engine's speed can be controlled by the handle built into the base. Using the simplified instructions, piece together over fifty parts to build an engine with movement, lights and sound.

Batteries Not Included

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A range of detailed moving engines which have been used in some of the most iconic machines. With transparent casing each model allows a glipse into the normally hidden inner world. View the full range 

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Colour and contents of products may vary from those illustrated

y Technical Specification & Detail

Skill 2
Flying Hours 3
Number of Parts 50+
Dimensions (mm) L275 x W150

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Very dissapointed with this kit. Instructions are a joke! Were the correct wiring instructions lost in translation? Supplied screwdrive did not even tighten one screw before rounding off, then when using a decent screwdriver the screw heads round out. Very poor quality! NOT SUTABLE FOR AGE GROUP 9+ Maybe 20+

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Honest Review - Item Not Recommended

9 year old son had this for Christmas. Guide age is 9+, however I would say 14 would be the minimum age because: The text and diagrams contradict each other regarding wiring. Colours are incorrect on the diagrams for jointing cables, THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS if high power rechargeable cells are used and AIRFIX should correct this and remove from shelves / recall items. Wires are named incorrectly also. This is really appalling considering how big a company Airfix are. They must have bought this kit in and done no quality checks at all.
Assembly is difficult, poor fitting components (I am a 49 year old coms engineer and I know how to wire and assemble components but this is awful, definitely not for a nine year old.
To cap it all, the motor/fan unit does not generate enough flow to move the turbines, you have to start it by hand and keep on full power otherwise it stops, tried fresh batteries no joy. Hope it will be recycled into something useful when I return it and the shop bins it
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It’s incredibly disappointing to hear of your experiences with the Jet Engine and I’m sorry for all the frustration caused. I can, however, assure you the Jet Engine will operate with careful and precise construction. If you would like to try and get your Jet Engine running please contact our Customer Care team who will be able to help:

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