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Old 08-30-2016, 06:46 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the input, especially like flyerpete's idea about using wheel collars. I will have to get a picture of that setup as I can't picture how you would separate the polarity (+) and (-) on the wheel collars. I know I am missing some understanding of how that is put together.
I will post some pictures as it being my first glow installation, I need to get the cowl installation right and welcome any changes to the installation. Thanks Cougar 429 for the tip on not overheating the 4 stroke.
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Re: requesting feedback from "Glow" guys"

I always used this type of remote clip. It pushes on and then twist to lock in place. Never had one vibrate off.

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Thanks everyone for the input, especially like flyerpete's idea about using wheel collars. I will have to get a picture of that setup as I can't picture how you would separate the polarity (+) and (-) on the wheel collars. I know I am missing some understanding of how that is put together.
I will post some pictures as it being my first glow installation, I need to get the cowl installation right and welcome any changes to the installation. Thanks Cougar 429 for the tip on not overheating the 4 stroke.
Only one wheel collar is used, on the vertical pole of the glow plug - the set screw in the collar firmly attaches one of the wires to this vertical pole.

The other wire - the ground - can be attached anywhere on the motor, typically to one of the bolts/screws on one of the engine mounting lugs.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:36 PM   #14
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I just finished cowling my Saito 4C very neatly into an arf j3 cub 40size and would like to know how reliable are these Remote glow plug starters that attach semi-permanently to the glow plug.
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...dapter-han3025

If there is another way without having to drill an access hole on the underside of the cowl to clip on the glow heater I would give it a try first.

Any feedback much appreciated.
I've been using that type for years without issue.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:19 PM   #15
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Re: requesting feedback from "Glow" guys"

Thanks Frank.

I forgot to mention the glow cap is only half the circuit. You need a good ground to the engine case.
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The rubber boot type you show works for me. On a few I have had to trim a bit of rubber skirt at the bottom so that the vibration doesn't work it loose. Some plugs are deep in the 4C motors. These attachments have been on an actual on board glow from HK on a couple of mine for a few years without even having to look at them.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:47 AM   #17
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Dave, I had looked at the Twist n Turn you reference and decided on the ones mentioned for the reasons of lower profile and did not like the thought of metal/metal contact when running 72MHz. I had seen the results many times of nothing more than a loose muffler.
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Re: requesting feedback from "Glow" guys"

I prefer the push-and turn locking remote glow cap myself. I use these extensively on my nitro helis with no problems of them ever coming off unless I physically remove it myself.

I think Sullivan made them but I could not find them using google.
I did find these though, that are very similar:


Opps- Found one! here's a Sullivan one for sale:

https://www.petenplanes.com.au/hardw.../prod_152.html

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Re: requesting feedback from "Glow" guys"

Run one on my Showtime 90 with a saito 125, it comes off now and again. I like the wheel collar idea going to have to use that. other than that works every time.
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Re: requesting feedback from "Glow" guys"

No need to solder on the wire to wheel collar. I just bare a 1/8" of wire and put it opposite the set screw on the collar. Solder and vibration to not mix. Used that setup on a Saito 125 for years after it broke the twist and turn plug off.
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