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Jet engine from 0 to 100 Kg thrust Class

The pioneer of these mini-engines is probably the American engineer Max DREHER, who in the 1960s built a series of small turbines for military or civil applications.

The French company JPX is probably the one that launched their use on a large scale (at a global level for model makers). Since then, competed by many other global companies, JPX has disappeared from this sector to refocus on piston engines for general aviation

The turbojets presented here are those which have equipped an airplane (with some exceptions, as for the fantastic work of Yves ROSSY) and some advanced projects.

Turbojet engines sorted by power rating and year

PBS Velká Bíteš, a.s.

Czech company PBS is a prominent global manufacturer of high-speed turbines for the aerospace, power and transportation industries and has an established reputation as an expert in the field of precision engineering

Products : TJ20, TJ40, TJ80, TJ100, TJ150

Applications : Cricri Jet, Twerp, Blanick, Arcus J, BD-5J, Microjet, BonusJet, Marabu, Subsonex, Super Salto, ...

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AMT Netherlands
AMT Olympus

AMT Netherlands designs and manufactures small jet engines for the propulsion of radio-controlled flying aircraft, experimental aircraft development, sound studies and full size gliders.

Products : Mercury, Pegasus, Olympus, Titan, Nike et Lynx

Application : Cricri Jet, ASW20 CLJ, ASW20 Trijet, ASH25 Jet, Ventus2 Cxaj, Silent 2 Jet, Glowfly, DG1000J, Duo Discus, Voodoo ...

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Jetcat P200 Small

This well-known German company produces a very complete range of small jet engines. These products are offered in two ranges, one for leisure, one for professionals. The P160 equipped a glider from the early 2000s

Products : P160, P200, P300, P400, P500, P1000, ...,

Applications : Ventus CtT et 2cm, .Blanik, Cricri Jet, Schwei.zer 126b jet, Apisjet, Sirocket, HP18J,...

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Dreher Engineering Company
Baby mamba

Mr Max Dreher, an engineer in aeronautics, studied and built a series of small turbojets between 1952 and 1976. He equipped one of them, better known as TJD-76 Baby Mamba, on the back of the fuselage of his personal glider, a Prue 215A.

This company discontinued its operations

James Engineering Turbines Ltd
J E T Cobra Small

The Cobra was designed by D.James and J.Walles and built by James Engineering Turbines Ltd (J.E.T). Originally this project was not intended to fly. But its performances were recognized, and it was chosen to equip the MC-15J Cricri of Yves Duval as well as numerous radio-controlled models. Its production was stopped in 2004

Il a cessé d'être produit en 2004

A M T Usa 450 Small

AMT USA (Aviation Microjet Technologie) was an Ohio based company that designed and manufactured small gas turbines for the propulsion of radio controlled flying aircraft for hobby, research, education projects at universities, and military applications.

This company discontinued its operations