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Old 11-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #11
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I did have numerous unfortunate incidents with power panels, thats why I don't like them. I liked the Radio South drivers but they always need recharging. The D cell system is the cheapest, always works and never needs recharging. There are a few guys at the field using the D cell system now and liking it. I quess we all have to go through a series of trial and error with the different systems till we find one that works for us and that we like. I realize everyones different and we like different things. ken
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:56 PM   #12
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I too am on the quest for the perfect glow plug. I do like the portable glow drivers for the same reasons quoted above by Dennis but they always seem to crap out at the most inconvienient times, like on the flight line at an IMAC contest! So I always keep my power pannel on a short leash for those times!

Now as for glow plugs, I mostly use the OS "F" plug for my 4 strokers and their whatever plugs for my 2 stroke engines. I have had good success with them. But once in awhile a new plug comes along and I'll give it a try. Saito engines use to come with a McCoy plug which I removed and threw in my flite box, used the F plug instead, could never get the engine running as nicely as with the OS plug.

AT Toledo last year I had quite a discussion with the folks from Merlyn who sell plugs and fuel. Of course they must say their plugs are the best but what I really liked was their promise of a money back gaurantee! They have a good selection of heat ranges so if one plug is too cold, you can go to a higher heat plug and visa versa! I told him what my application was and he suggested a couple of what he considered the proper plug plus one either side of this heat range for me to try. I purchased three plugs and he GAVE me two, one for each side of the range. Said to keep my receipt and if I didn't consider them better or at least as good as what I'm currently using, then send them back and he would completely refund my money. Oh, and by the way, they are about $ 5. cheeper than the OS plugs.

I gave one a try and found it pretty good, although I must say, I wasn't able to do much flying last summer due to poor health.

Thus far in this discussion, no one else has mentioned Merlyn Plugs. Has anyone else here given them a try and if so what was your experience with them? I know some will say OS has been around for a long time so why mess with a good product and you get what you pay for etc etc ..but I say, if they are as good as claimed then why not give them a try at least! MHO!

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