My RAM 500 has full autostart capabilities. Top up the Jet A, fill the CO2 cartridge with propane, run the throttle stick up and down 3 times and off she goes ! Actually I usually start it using the display teminal hooked up to the ECU so I can monitor the parameters as it spools up.
I happen to know of the development of very small turbines in the 5 lb thrust region. How's that for a Kyosho T-33 hop-up ! BTW is your airline going for a dump like mine ! There may be RAM 500 going cheap !