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Old 02-18-2007, 12:19 PM
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Default Tower Hobbies Glow Plugs

Has anyone ran Tower Hobbies glowplugs? How do the compare to OS A3, #8?????? thanks in advance.
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:26 PM
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I have been using Tower glow plugs for about 3--4yrs. They work totally fine. They are a Medium heat plug for regular sport flying.

I got sick of paying $5 a plug from OS. I just bought 2 bulk (12) packs of Tower plugs for $60. Thats 24 plugs for $60. That figures out to about $2.50 per plug. Can't beat that deal.

They work fine.
Old 02-19-2007, 10:52 AM
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Default RE: Tower Hobbies Glow Plugs

I use them too without any problem.

RCpilet you must fly a lot more than I do, it would take me forever to go through 24 plugs.
Old 02-20-2007, 01:25 AM
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I also have had good luck with them.
Old 02-20-2007, 04:06 AM
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Default RE: Tower Hobbies Glow Plugs

RCpilet you must fly a lot more than I do, it would take me forever to go through 24 plugs.
With cheap plugs it will not!

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Old 03-01-2007, 09:13 PM
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Default RE: Tower Hobbies Glow Plugs

Thanks alot for the responses. Sorry for not replying sooner, been busy. What size engine do you guys run the tower plugs in? I'm interested in running them in OS 25 LAs (C 160), and OS FX 25 (Twinstar). I currently run A3 in the LAs and #8 in the FXs. Thanks. Skip D
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ORIGINAL: Ed Smith

RCpilet you must fly a lot more than I do, it would take me forever to go through 24 plugs.
With cheap plugs it will not!

Ed S
Sorry Ed. The plugs last and work just as well as any expensive plug. You can cook any plug by leaning the engine out too much while tuning it on the bench.

The reason why I bought so many:
We're starting a bit of informal pylon racing with World Models Sky Raider II--low wing--planes. The engines must be sport .46 engines and we're running any 10% fuel ya want with an APC 10-8 prop. Stock mufflers and no racing engines--Rossi, MVVS, Jett etc.....

I bought all the plugs for the guys. I also bought a bunch of APC 10-8 props, Hitec 322 servos, switches and batteries in bulk. We pooled our money and did one big order to get the free shipping and the $25 discount. It's a common practice among friends who order from Tower. Perhaps you just haven't heard of doing this with your buddies?
Old 03-02-2007, 08:03 AM
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Default RE: Tower Hobbies Glow Plugs

Thats a good idea, I just dont have enough flying buddies to go in with.
Old 03-02-2007, 01:07 PM
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I agree and disagree, the cheap plugs may work fine in a muffled sport engine fine but, if you ever run a large glow engine like a moki 2.1 or a high performance piped 2 stroke those cheap plugs melt. In a harsh environment those cheap plugs will end up costing you more money than you think you're saving. I flew pattern in the 80's, my rossi .60s and rear exhaust .61 would melt any cheapo plug in about 8-10 flights. A rossi r-5 would last half a season, ( in those days I used to burn about 50 gallons a year practicing so that half of a season is a lot of flights ) Frankly I don't use those cheapo plugs in anything. The good ones last forever in a sport engine.
In my moki 2.1 even the coldest o.s. plug would only get me about 30 flights. A rossi r-8 has lasted over 100 with zero drop in performance. Like anything else, you get what you pay for.
Old 03-02-2007, 03:53 PM
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Well, for our purposes, in .46 sport engines, they work fine.
Old 03-02-2007, 06:49 PM
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I'm happy for you, and I'll assume you'll post back. I'm well aware some people have to have the last word.
Old 03-02-2007, 07:08 PM
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If they don't work well in the 2.1 and they work fine in the 46's then they should be GREAT in the 25's he's asking about !!!
ENJOY !!! RED
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Default RE: Tower Hobbies Glow Plugs

Ed S, are you back to lighting up glow plugs?

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