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Old 06-02-2008, 03:22 PM
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ok, so I'm building my first glow plane

I just got a used Saito 82 GK for it, I was just looking at it and found out that my glow starter won't fit on the glow plug, What's the problem here!!!!?

Here's the glow starter, [link]http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRXK8&P=7[/link]

Somebody please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Old 06-02-2008, 03:28 PM
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Update,

I just got it to fit but it kind of stretches out the part inside, is that how it's supposed to be?
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Link no workee....

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sorry, I'll try to fix it
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there ya go, all fixed
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Default RE: My Glow Starter won't fit on the glow plug!!!!!!!

My O.S. 120 pumper won't accept a glow starter either. The fix is to use a remote on it. O.S. sells the hookup kit.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBZ91&P=7

and then you need something like this to give you a place to hook the glow igniter to

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD693&P=7

Some assembly required. The O.S. glow plug connector will fit the recessed head where the Dubro clip will short out on a fin, at least on the four strokes I have There others but they use the same end as your glow stick only shorter. You would have the same problems.

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fly,

you need to pull the T handle back and then put it over the glow plug and release the T handle if its a regular glow plug it should fit it fine.






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yeah, that's what I did and it worked, I kind of figured that the first time but was to afraid to force but now I realize you kinda' have to

thanks everybody, another successful help thread here on RCU!
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yeah, that's what I did and it worked, I kind of figured that the first time but was to afraid to force but now I realize you kinda' have to

thanks everybody, another successful help thread here on RCU!
Yeah, there's a spring loaded center piece in the ignitor that will be forced up a little by the pointed top of the glow plug. This ensures proper continuity through the plug.
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That "interlock" is quite useful...

It may prevent the ignitor from falling out and dropping into the prop, and then the prop sending it flying into the middle of your forhead, resulting in a big bump....

Oh, wait, that's what happened to me!
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Default RE: My Glow Starter won't fit on the glow plug!!!!!!!

On the other hand, it make the plane nose heavy if you forget to take it off and try to fly Now how do I know that????

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he, yeah I got it, thanks guys
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When all else fails, read the directions.
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Most of the glow igniters I have seen don't come with directions.
I have the tee handle types and the push and twist type. Both work pretty good.
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On the other hand, it make the plane nose heavy if you forget to take it off and try to fly Now how do I know that????

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No way, Seriously?
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ORIGINAL: Campgems

On the other hand, it make the plane nose heavy if you forget to take it off and try to fly Now how do I know that????

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No way, Seriously?
It's true, so to compensate I add lead to the tail. [X(]
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On the other hand, it make the plane nose heavy if you forget to take it off and try to fly Now how do I know that????

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No way, Seriously?
It's true, so to compensate I add lead to the tail. [X(]
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ORIGINAL: Campgems

On the other hand, it make the plane nose heavy if you forget to take it off and try to fly Now how do I know that????

Don
Hey, I feel better now that I know I'm not the only one. I was wondering why the Tigermoth needed so much back elevator trim that flight...[:@]
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Most of the glow igniters I have seen don't come with directions.
I have the tee handle types and the push and twist type. Both work pretty good.
yeah, some stuff I got, didn't have directions so I figured it out on my own and everything turned out OK.

I guess I just have a natural talent for this stuff

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