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Hornby Jet engine real working model kit 9 Years+ £40 down to £20 @ Debenhams
Hornby Jet engine real working model kit 9 Years+ £40 down to £20 @ Debenhams

Hornby Jet engine real working model kit 9 Years+ £40 down to £20 @ Debenhams

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What can I say, wish I had one when I was young With lights that imitate a spark, moving pistons and a motorised fan, this real working jet engine will excite any engineering enthusiast. Complete with simplified instructions, piece together fifty parts to build the engine.

Age: 9 years+
Includes: 1 x fan, 1 x air intake, 1 x nose cone, 1 x low pressure compressor, 1 x high pressure compressor, 1 x combustion chamber, 1 x engine mounting stand, 1 x battery box, 1 x wing simulation, 1 x high pressure turbine, 1 x low pressure turbine, 1 x
No paints or glue required.

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Does it come with jet fuel ?

Original Poster

Darzen

Does it come with jet fuel ?



Have you seen the price of jet fuel these days lol its a new invention it works with batteries :P

Was tempted until I saw the average 3 star review on Amazon for this (65 reviews). Mainly issues with poor instructions and too weak a motor to turn engine.

bc111

Have you seen the price of jet fuel these days lol its a new invention it … Have you seen the price of jet fuel these days lol its a new invention it works with batteries :P



Yes it does, and steel beams!

A jet engine does not have pistons.

These are always reduced because they're utter tat. Shops have been trying to shift em for years.

Have to agree, I bought one of these in the sales a few years back as a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon build, but found it very frustrating due to the poor build quality. The parts didn't fit together properly so initially the fan blades snagged on the cowling and wouldn't turn fully. Even after a fair bit of trimming and sanding the plastic to free them, the blades still wouldn't turn under their own power unless the motor was up to full speed. The motor is unpleasantly loud so you won't want it on for very long. After a while I got tired of it constantly falling apart, so I binned it.

I had one of these a few years ago, the engine spins the wrong way.

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Hornby Says...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: airfix.com/con…act

Boeing fast....

bc111

Hornby Says...It’s incredibly disappointing to hear of your experiences w … Hornby Says...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: www.airfix.com/contact



​The implication being that any failure in the operation of the model is a result of the owner failing to assemble it correctly?

Really enjoyed building this to find the electric circuits board does not work! My children are really gutted. I work in electronics and found the circuit board that controls the motor and speed to be at fault. Just feel bad because my little ones are upset it doesn't work.
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