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05-30-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,503
Posted By JPMacG

Syringes and applicators are available on Amazon...

Syringes and applicators are available on Amazon and they are inexpensive. They have become a standard part of my modeling tool box of tricks.
Forum: Glow Engines
03-02-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By JPMacG

Jesse, you don't give a location on your tag...

Jesse, you don't give a location on your tag line. Are you located in the continental U.S.? If you are, I will be happy to pay shipping on any Enya, OS or Thunder Tiger 2-stroke engines or engine...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-24-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By JPMacG

The value of used engines is going up. They sell...

The value of used engines is going up. They sell for enough on Ebay to make it worthwhile selling them.

I agree with you more on 4-strokes. There is a lot to go wrong with 4-strokes and parts...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-24-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By JPMacG

Being gummed up is actually a good thing in my...

Being gummed up is actually a good thing in my opinion. It means that the engine was run on a high castor content fuel and is likely to be well preserved. If you are throwing out an engine because it...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-29-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 406,129
Posted By JPMacG

The Enya 50SS is my favorite engine of all time. ...

The Enya 50SS is my favorite engine of all time. I have mine on a profile 3D model.
Forum: Glow Engines
10-19-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By JPMacG

I have had two engines with peeled liners... a...

I have had two engines with peeled liners... a 40FX and a 65LA. In both cases, the engine would hardly run - it was not a subtle problem. If your engine is performing satisfactorily then I say just...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-03-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,237
Posted By JPMacG

At our club we get one or two guys every year who...

At our club we get one or two guys every year who want glow planes but don't have much money to spend. We pick up planes from estates now and then, fix them up, and store them. Then when someone...
Forum: RC Fuels
08-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,523
Posted By JPMacG

I use isopropyl alcohol. It works similarly to...

I use isopropyl alcohol. It works similarly to methanol and is less toxic. But soap and water are probably better.
Forum: Glow Engines
02-13-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,072
Posted By JPMacG

When will glow come back? I think never - never...

When will glow come back? I think never - never to the level glow once had. Glow will continue on as a viable power source for those who want it. When the market in used glow engines dries up then...
Forum: RC Fuels
02-12-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,949
Posted By JPMacG

I just multiplied the desired percentages (as a...

I just multiplied the desired percentages (as a decimal, not percent) by 128, the number of ounces in a gallon. After I determined the quantity of oils and nitro I subtracted them from 128 to find...
Forum: RC Fuels
02-11-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,949
Posted By JPMacG

32 oz nitromethane 20.5 oz klotz synthetic ...

32 oz nitromethane
20.5 oz klotz synthetic
2.5 oz castor
73 oz methanol

This will produce 1 gallon of fuel with 25% nitro and 18% oil consisting of 16% synthetic and 2% castor.
Forum: Glow Engines
02-03-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By JPMacG

Inspect the bearing cage on the rear bearing....

Inspect the bearing cage on the rear bearing. They come apart gradually and introduce little pieces of shrapnel into the cylinder. I ignored the initial sign (mangled glow plug element) on one of my...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-17-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By JPMacG

Yes, good advice.

Yes, good advice.
01-11-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By JPMacG

How about Sig? I bought a kit directly from them...

How about Sig? I bought a kit directly from them in 2019.
Forum: RC Fuels
01-08-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,173
Posted By JPMacG

It is methanol, not nitromethane, that supports...

It is methanol, not nitromethane, that supports the catalytic reaction. I run 80% methanol, 20% oil in some of my engines. It runs just fine. Nitromethane is not necessary, although it produces a bit...
12-26-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By JPMacG

I store engines in a heated basement. In the...

I store engines in a heated basement. In the summer I run a dehumidifier. The RH is always below 50%. I run the engines dry at the end of each flying session with no after run oil or storage oil. ...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-05-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,072
Posted By JPMacG

Jesse, Yes, please send me a PM. I am...

Jesse,
Yes, please send me a PM. I am interested in VP Racing 50/50 nitromethane/methanol in 5 gallon cans. I blend my own fuel.
Forum: Glow Engines
12-05-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,072
Posted By JPMacG

Jesse, How do you obtain your VP Racing...

Jesse,
How do you obtain your VP Racing 5-gallon cans? I tried to purchase VP Racing nitromethane from a local dealer and the shipping cost was prohibitive.
09-05-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By JPMacG

I think the sensitivity setting refers to the...

I think the sensitivity setting refers to the delta peak detection. NiCd and NiMH cells exhibit a slight dip in voltage as they approach full charge. This is how the charger knows when the battery is...
Forum: RC Fuels
11-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,292
Posted By JPMacG

The OS user's manual recommends fuel containing...

The OS user's manual recommends fuel containing 5% to 15% nitromethane. I think your engine will run on FAI, and probably quite well. The needles may be more difficult to adjust than with fuel...
Forum: Beginners
10-21-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,333
Posted By JPMacG

OK. I fell for it - very old post. I should have...

OK. I fell for it - very old post. I should have caught on when everyone was talking about glow engines.
07-24-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By JPMacG

My opinion is that gasoline is a good choice for...

My opinion is that gasoline is a good choice for 1.20 cubic inch and larger. Glow and electric are better choices for 1.20 and below. The small gas engines are heavy, costly and some say not well...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-22-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,281
Posted By JPMacG

I run my Saito 72 and Saito 100 on 10% nitro with...

I run my Saito 72 and Saito 100 on 10% nitro with 18% oil. They run great. I have not noticed a difference between 10% and 15% nitro, but I do think I get a better idle on 18% oil than I do on 20%...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-29-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By JPMacG

More likely, because of financial trouble, Tower...

More likely, because of financial trouble, Tower cannot afford to stock products that are not top sellers. We can purchase directly from Top Flight. www.top-flite.com...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By JPMacG

I personally recommend that you buy the 2.4 GHz...

I personally recommend that you buy the 2.4 GHz radio. 72 MHz has become so uncommon at most fields that people will not know what the "string" coming out of your airplane is. You will be...
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