Glow Engines Discuss RC glow engines

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:44 PM
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Nothing wrong with that. I don't have anything too fancy either ( till I get the Gemini anyway ) but they all run awesome and make me a happy man, with the exception of the gms 76. Makes awesome power, but is unreliable and can't get parts anymore. Someone once said that ys piston and ring will fit, but I don't know if I'll ever try to fix it. I have enough others sitting on the shelf if I need em.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:45 PM
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Will do rv7. I got nothing but an enya 80 ( or .74) it runs like a champ, I just want to get it out of a cowl. Anything with similar threads would work.
Brand new $35 from Shtterman on FEEbay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/290997338618?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:49 PM
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Brand new $35 from Shtterman on FEEbay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/290997338618?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
Awesome , thanks. Every time I looked for one, I didn't find anything. U da man.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:49 PM
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Yea, and I want to help design the hats too
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:51 PM
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Yea, and I want to help design the hats too
If you design em, I'll take one or two.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:56 PM
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Well boys, it's been fun, but 3:30 comes awfully quick for us youngins that still work. ( not sure if any of you are retired, just sounded good.)
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:07 PM
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Can i join my first a COX 049 in 1966. Have had aprox 40 since then. Keith
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Sky hawk, Steve'll get you a number and a hat ASAP. I just got the group shot back from the photographer- I think it turned out nice!
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:15 PM
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I have been building and flying r/c fixed wing aircraft for 33 years.

My current engine inventory is:
OS 110 FS
OS 160 Gemini
OS 155 FS pumped
Saito 150

As you can see, my preference is OS, but I also like Saito glow engines.

My glow fuel of choice is Cool Power 15%.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:46 PM
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I am in all the WAY.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:11 PM
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Ooooh - Ooooh -
Me too! I have 82 engines -- 81 glow from Pee Wee .020s to Moki 2.10s. I still have my original Babe Bee .049 from 1956. Oh yeah, the other one is a G62, but I hope that doesn't disqualify me!
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:24 AM
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Of course that doesn't disqualify you. I also fly gas and electric. Doesn't change our love for the old glows. I will add you guys to the roster after work today. Glad to have ya. I thing we will quickly find out that there are a lot more of us out there than we think.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:56 AM
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Count me in. My wife calls me a engine *****! Don't know why, I only have 34 engines. All 2 stroke. That's all I fly. She only has 14 winter coats.
And I only fly what I build, mostly from plans, but a few kits. No arf's. Been at it for 50 years now. Glow will never go away!
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:57 AM
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You can count me in too. Besides smaller glow engines, I even fly the big glow engines like this 30cc glow engine on my 80 inch wingspan profile plane.

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:19 AM
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Please sign me up as well!
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:40 AM
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Sign me up, at this time all I fly is glow.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:51 AM
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Sure, sign me up please. (i like gassers too but glow is still #1)

1 Norvel .25
4 Evolution .36
2 O.S. .40 FSR
1 ST .40
3 O.S. .61 FSR
6 O.S. 1.08 (all time favorite)
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:00 AM
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Sign me up too. Glow is king!

At last count I think I have 30+ engines ranging from 25 to 1.08 2-stroke and 52 to 110 4-stroke. I love running them, tweaking them and working on them.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:47 AM
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Whats my number?
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:18 AM
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Sign me up. I have never even thought about leaving glow. Love my 4 strokes for the sound, and the smell.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:22 AM
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I still love and fly glow. I have probably close to 100 glow engines from .049 up to Moki 2.1, O.S. 300 twin, and many , many more. Sign me up as well.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:39 AM
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I don't have a number yet, but I'm going to throw this out to the group. First let me say, I have years of experience with glow engines, dating back to the very early '60s. I have always had satisfaction in the fact I can make almost any glow engine run. That includes McCoys and Fox from the past, and GMS, MDS, etc from more recent past.
So, here is my delima. One of my favorite combos is a ST.75 in a Sig Four Star .60. I have had one for 10 years, with many flights. The ST engine ran like a charm. Also let me say it was one of the older ST's with the wire needle valve. One day I made 3 flights. All 1 flip starts, the engine ran great. I attempetd to start the engine for a fourth flight, and couldn't get it going. It was late, I didn't think too much about, put everything away for next time. Next time was just a few days later. The ST 75 would not run. It would fire briefly and quit. Nothing would make it run. So here's what i did. changed plug, several times, changed fuel, changed tubing and tank, Cleaned the original carb. Replaced the original carb. Striped the engine. no marks on the cylinder, the ring was free, no bearing play. It was in great shape. I reassembled it. It has strong compression, no leaks, all bolts are tight. It just won't run and i am totally baffled. I took it out of the plane, and mounted it on a test stand. Still won't run. I know this is long winded but I have tried ever thing. WHAT AM I MISSING? What makes a engine that ran great for 3 flights one day suddenly stop working?

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:55 AM
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Steve, it sounds like all you are missing is the garbage can....
Does the needle valve have an o ring? I have had those go bad seemingly over night.
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Steve, it sounds like all you are missing is the garbage can....
Does the needle valve have an o ring? I have had those go bad seemingly over night.
Hey Steve, You're probably right but I hate to give up.. This is the needle with the collet, no "O" ring. the collet tightens for the seal.
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