Airfix Engineer - Jet Engine

Airfix Engineer - Jet Engine

$44.99

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Airfix Engineer - Jet Engine

$44.99

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 required: 4 x 1.5v C

 

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Airfix Engineer

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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Prop 65 Warning

 

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Mike Rolph

Mike Rolph

Online Product Executive - Airfix

y Technical Specification & Detail

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

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sssss 5
  • u 1 Helpful Vote
  • d 1 Unhelpful Vote

Jet Engine a20005-50-126

I really liked this kit albeit simple to intermediate in build. Some of the details in the instruction may be confusing however my advice read ahead to get the grand scheme of what the electronics do in the way of connections. It would be helpful to show an actual wire schematic. The Assembly sequence 10, page 10, Circled A is illustrating only how to pair wires up and use the heat shrink. Not a good example as there is no pairing of red to black. Only: red to red and black to black with heat shrink to protect after twisting wire pairs. I think the instructions were just trying to illustrate how to do the shrink wrap. With that I give this an Outstanding Rating. Great for motivating the youth of today to jet engines. ... Read more

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not good

Sadly I was dissapointed with what appears to be an excellent model.
1. The instructions are inadequate. Even with a designer mentality they take some figuring out.
2. I found some of the assembly sequences illogical. It was far easier to assemble some of the casings before tackling the wiring.
3. The wires are too short where they need to be long and are long where they could be shorter. This causes problems when assembling the casings, especially in the throttle area.
4. As an educational toy it fails in the first degree. The completed engine works in the wrong direction. If by any miracle this was a practical engine, the aircraft would be flying tail-fin first. I did try re-engineering the blower but without any real success.
So, Airfix, I think this particular product requires a complete rethink or, at least, an explanation that the model does not work in the same way as a real jet engine so that youngsters don't get the wrong idea.
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A bit disappointed

First off, I know Airfix models are designed to be a bit challenging and take time to complete. However the main challenge of this model was to understand the instructions, especially the wiring.

There are a few issues which need to be looked at and resolved.

1: The button on the base for the switch isn't correct, the hole in the bottom is too deep so the switch doesn't work properly, I had to put a small bit of plastic in there
2: The holes in the top of the part that holds the engine are too big and you cant screw together
3: The motor is underpowered on full strength so to get the turbine moving needs a little push.

I think Airfix need to seriously consider a colour manual for this and reviewing the wiring diagrams.... Read more

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