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Forum: Glow Engines
02-16-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By BillS

Just information "How long will glow plug heat...

Just information
"How long will glow plug heat drive a plug?"


5500mah will heat a glow plug for one hour.
Radio Shack sells a "C" cell with 3500mah that weights 1.5 oz. that should drive a...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By BillS

Glow heat "How long can glow plug heat be...

Glow heat
"How long can glow plug heat be expected to be hot enough to start an engine?" No one doubts that many can fine tune a Super Tigre Engine but success has been a problem for me.


I...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-31-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By BillS

5% and 10% has been used and the tank and pluming...

5% and 10% has been used and the tank and pluming has ben changed at least once.
Forum: Glow Engines
01-26-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By BillS

I turned the airplane so the barrel seal was...

I turned the airplane so the barrel seal was pointing up and put a small amount of penetrating oil around the seal. Less than an hour later the barrel would work free easily. Did not remove the...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-26-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By BillS

Super Tiger .45, made in Italy, Original bullet...

Super Tiger .45, made in Italy, Original bullet muffler with exhaust deflector
Forum: Glow Engines
01-26-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By BillS

The airplane a Kougar and is neither expensive or...

The airplane a Kougar and is neither expensive or sophisticated. Idling above 4,000 RPM to prevent uplink dead sticks just seems wrong.


After attempting to resolve high idle of 4,000 RPM or so...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-24-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By BillS

Glow heat

I would like to add heat to the glow plug to increase engine reliability from the occasional shut down. A 1600 mah NiCad cell will weigh about 1.5 oz. If The entire current capacity could be used...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-03-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By BillS

It is a five minute experiment that I found to...

It is a five minute experiment that I found to only affect mid range.
Forum: Glow Engines
10-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,846
Posted By BillS

I owned a Yamaha Franchise during the 70's. At...

I owned a Yamaha Franchise during the 70's. At the time average oil consumption was 1 oil to 100 gasoline. Rod bearings were needle roller and crank bearings were ball bearings. Huge amounts of...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-03-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By BillS

My homemade manometer seems to indicate the same...

My homemade manometer seems to indicate the same top end pressure as a 'NO T' system. I have not noticed any oil spray on the engine. And yes I was surprised. The homemade manometer also indicates...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,846
Posted By BillS

ST engines If US and other Government's were to...

ST engines
If US and other Government's were to stop supporting overpriced Alcohol as a gasoline additive, Alcohol should return to market price. Alcohol market price would immediately be...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By BillS

Solution for rich mid range. I have been able...

Solution for rich mid range.
I have been able to reduce a rich mid range by using an open '90 degreeT' in the fuel line between the muffler and the carburetor (2 stroke engine). The solution is...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By BillS

Solution for rich mid range. I have been able...

Solution for rich mid range.
I have been able to reduce a rich mid range by using an open '90 degreeT' between the muffler an the carburetor. The solution is repeatable and very little trouble.
05-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By BillS

Thanks for confirming the discharge voltage...

Thanks for confirming the discharge voltage cannot be set, at least not in a straight forward manner.


My 2200 mah pack would run for 20 minutes at half throttle and now it will run only five...
05-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By BillS

Four button charger - Thunder AC6.

The instructions are terrible. There appears to be a programming mistake in A123 battery discharge program.


I cannot find a way to set discharge voltage values that are logical. Voltage seems...
05-27-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By BillS

Testing several years ago indicated that a pumper...

Testing several years ago indicated that a pumper carburetor could pull fuel 4 to 5 feet uphill. However the cost of a header is small and doesn't hurt anything.


When running glow (without...
05-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By BillS

My opinion. Header tanks serve no purpose on...

My opinion. Header tanks serve no purpose on engines that have pumper carburetors. Header tanks work just fine on glow and alcohol engines.


Bill
05-07-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,528
Posted By BillS

I have been using older standard servos for years...

I have been using older standard servos for years without any problems. Sometimes I will use a newer digital servo hoping to get tighter resolution. And sometimes shaft/case wear will be large...
04-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By BillS

My wife showed me how to remove an item after...

My wife showed me how to remove an item after which I felt foolish.


Bill
04-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By BillS

I have been unable to discover how to remove an...

I have been unable to discover how to remove an item from the cart.


Also the same screen does not come up each time a motor is selected. Once the motor screen came up and a extra shaft could...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By BillS

The folks at Texas RC helped me in a similar...

The folks at Texas RC helped me in a similar manner. Doing business with people who care and try to help is a pleasure.


The airplane I ordered was not very well designed but that was not the...
04-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By BillS

Ultra Mini Stick - which motor

Ultra Mini Stick - which motor


I Have not discovered how to select a motor and need a suggestion. The original tiny motor shaft was the weak link and now is bent beyond straightening. Looked...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By BillS

More good information. Thanks Bill

More good information. Thanks


Bill
Forum: Glow Engines
04-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By BillS

That is good information that I didn't know. ...

That is good information that I didn't know.


Bill
Forum: Glow Engines
04-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By BillS

I did find an OS heat range chart and it is...

I did find an OS heat range chart and it is helpful. OS does identify the plug with heat range marked on the hex.


However most plugs are not identified by the manufacturer.


Bill
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