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Forum: Glow Engines
12-05-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 51,611
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Posted By modeltronics

The Texas swap meets are a great source of...

The Texas swap meets are a great source of engines for little money. It seems the glow engines I am interested in have no interest to anyone else. I have two swap meets coming up, one in Jan. and one...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-16-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

timing tools

Im back home for a bit. I go back to the hospital for a couple hours this morning for IV treatments. I will be doing this every day till this bug is completely out of me.

Here are the 2 timing...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-24-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

The only radio I owned of that vintage was a...

The only radio I owned of that vintage was a Galaxy 300 back when I had a novice ticket. I strung a wire antenna up in the attic of a top floor apartment I had at that time. I worked the world with...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-23-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Gary.....you win the prize. I just checked it and...

Gary.....you win the prize. I just checked it and it is aluminum. A magnet will not stick to it. The new ones I bought on Ebay will stick to a magnet. Funny...I just sent you an email about another...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Great video !

Great video !
Forum: Glow Engines
10-23-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Gary I have live tools on a turret I can use...

Gary
I have live tools on a turret I can use with the CNC lathe. Drilling at a 90 degree angle from the part being held in a collet would be no problem. I need to think about it a while to see if...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-22-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Saito 80 exhaust header pipe

A couple weeks ago I was out flying my Sig 4 Star 60. I have a Saito 80 in it spinning a APC 13X7. I have flown this plane for years. I made a low high speed pass and it sounded better than ever. I...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-17-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Gary I think I am going to buy some Ucon oil...

Gary
I think I am going to buy some Ucon oil from Rich's Brew fuel if he will deliver it to the swap meet in January. Some of the swap meets around here have been getting canceled because of Covid....
Forum: Glow Engines
10-17-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Yesterday I called Rich's Brew fuel here in...

Yesterday I called Rich's Brew fuel here in Texas. He said he would sell me his synthetic oil delivered to the swap meet in January for $40 a gallon. He also told me is was Ucon oil. I used a gallon...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-16-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Methanol is no problem here. I have several...

Methanol is no problem here. I have several sources of it. After the last swap meet, I am very well set on nitro. With only 3% nitro in my fuel, it lasts a long time. I will continue to look for...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-16-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

I was about to buy a gallon from Summit but they...

I was about to buy a gallon from Summit but they want $12 shipping. This brought the Klotz up to the same price as Amazon. What was interesting is this:

Your order includes a hazardous item or...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-12-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Gary That's a great idea. I do have two quarts...

Gary
That's a great idea. I do have two quarts of standard Techniplate here. My next mix will be with your suggestion. I need to find a good deal on a couple of gallons of Techniplate.
Forum: Glow Engines
10-05-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Dave I use the Klotz Super Techniplate that is...

Dave
I use the Klotz Super Techniplate that is 20% castor. I know your feelings on using castor and I am thinking on switching when my supply is gone. I have had exhaust valves get carboned up on...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-02-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Very nice set up Lonnie.

Very nice set up Lonnie.
Forum: Glow Engines
09-30-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

That is great news Dave !!!

That is great news Dave !!!
Forum: Glow Engines
09-29-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

When I mix fuel I do it in metric. Four liters...

When I mix fuel I do it in metric. Four liters will fit in a gallon jug. Doing it in metric you do not have to deal with fractions of an ounce. Not that the math dealing with ounces is that hard to...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-27-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

I took my disassembled high compression 65 to my...

I took my disassembled high compression 65 to my part time job in the CNC lathe shop this morning. The owner spent an hour looking over all the parts. This guy loves stuff like this. Looking at the...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-27-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Dave, I will keep that in mind. I want to see...

Dave,
I will keep that in mind. I want to see if there is a collet to fit the piston at the shop I work at part time. If I do send you the piston, can I send you an Enya 53 also? :)
Forum: Glow Engines
09-26-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Lonnie When I saw that it bothered me. The...

Lonnie
When I saw that it bothered me. The inside of the cylinder looks great. The valves seal good. Those marks are only around the top of the piston near the outside diameter. If something were...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-26-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Saito 65

Here ya go Lonnie:
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Forum: Glow Engines
09-26-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Swap meet finds

Yesterday I went to a swap meet north of Dallas. I had to drive right through Dallas to get there. I now remember why I dont like big cities and live out in the country. The early morning traffic...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-19-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Not to long ago I received two right angle oil...

Not to long ago I received two right angle oil drain nipples from Dave. Guess where the first one will go....
Forum: Glow Engines
09-17-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

There are several race shops that are in driving...

There are several race shops that are in driving distance that I can buy methanol. The methanol is not a problem. Nitro is a little harder to find so that is why I only use 3%. I have a several...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-17-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

I mix my own fuel. I use only 3% nitro and it...

I mix my own fuel. I use only 3% nitro and it runs fine. I was out flying a Saito 80 with it yesterday. I’ve found a small amount of nitro helps with the idle. I have tried running zero nitro and the...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-05-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51,611
Views: 3,419,550
Posted By modeltronics

Fa-40a

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I am running the FA-40A I got from Dave right now. I have a 6-ounce tank on...
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