SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:29 PM
Registered User
United States, IN, Bloomington
Joined Sep 2012
382 Posts
Discussion
Glow Plug question

I have acquired a used glow trainer in what looks to be half decent condition for fairly cheap.

It's a Goldberg Eagle 2. The airframe looks to be in good condition. All the servo's function well and there are no problems with the control surfaces.

The only issue is that this is my first glow engine and I am truly clueless here. The engine is a O.S. 40 LA. It looks ok from a cursory glance (never been crashed as far as I can see.) The previous owner fired it up to prove to me it still works and it sounded like other glows I had seen.

The guy was selling it because he had bought it for his son to learn to fly on, but apparently the kid never took a liking to the hobby and it basically just sat in their basement for a year collecting dust.

The guy claims it was only flown 4-5 times but who knows? I don't however see much wear and tear on it.

The deal was for the airframe, servos, flight battery, rx/tx (which ill be reselling if I can), a field box, glow starter, prop spinner starter thingy, tie down, an unopened gallon of glow fuel, and of course the glow engine. All for $200.

I need to put together an order for some pieces to finish off my glow kit.
1.glow driver
2. power panel
3. 12 v battery for said power panel
4. extra glow plugs

So Long story short...
Will this glow plug work with my semi-new OS 40 LA?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...e-1-5v-FOX4702
btown2 is offline Find More Posts by btown2
Last edited by btown2; Feb 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:51 PM
Registered User
USA, AR, Austin
Joined Jun 2009
326 Posts
Yes it will work fine or OS# 8 will work
tower flyer is offline Find More Posts by tower flyer
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:25 PM
Registered User
pda4you's Avatar
USA, TX, Trophy Club
Joined May 2002
14,520 Posts
OS #8 or #6 work well with that engine. The Fox is fine but the OS might be a bit better.
pda4you is offline Find More Posts by pda4you
RCG Plus Member
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:57 AM
Registered User
stormysrider's Avatar
Australia, QLD, Numinbah Valley
Joined May 2011
114 Posts
Enya number 3 is a better choice for the plug!!!!

Just go with a glow driver (single battery on end of stick type) and flick the prop to start!! Then you don't need power panel or battery. Glow driver and charger about $15, glow plugs about $10 each!!!
stormysrider is offline Find More Posts by stormysrider
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:15 AM
Registered User
United States, NM, Holloman AFB
Joined Oct 2007
86 Posts
I would use an OS #8, get an electric starter from tower hobbies like the Hobbico HD one (same one I've used for 3yrs) and the Hobbico 12V 7ah battery, or one that hooks up under the starter. You don't need a power panel unless you like being tied to a box or for some reason "need" an electric fuel pump. Which you might want to add a manual fuel pump to your list as well since I don't see it on there. To save you self money I would get the filling station delux made by DuBro since it comes with a glow driver, pump, and filling cap for your fuel. If you price that out you will save about $5-10 buying the kit.

OR

Just follow these links: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGWD6&P=7 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL398&P=7 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXL370&P=ML http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCB27&P=M
Sign up for the tower's club and use this code 010MT for $25 off and free shipping. Or if you want an entire kit all ready to go with your power pannel then get this http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL419&P=0
F16DCC is offline Find More Posts by F16DCC
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:12 PM
Registered User
United States, IN, Bloomington
Joined Sep 2012
382 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by F16DCC View Post
I would use an OS #8, get an electric starter from tower hobbies like the Hobbico HD one (same one I've used for 3yrs) and the Hobbico 12V 7ah battery, or one that hooks up under the starter. You don't need a power panel unless you like being tied to a box or for some reason "need" an electric fuel pump. Which you might want to add a manual fuel pump to your list as well since I don't see it on there. To save you self money I would get the filling station delux made by DuBro since it comes with a glow driver, pump, and filling cap for your fuel. If you price that out you will save about $5-10 buying the kit.

OR

Just follow these links: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGWD6&P=7 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL398&P=7 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXL370&P=ML http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCB27&P=M
Sign up for the tower's club and use this code 010MT for $25 off and free shipping. Or if you want an entire kit all ready to go with your power pannel then get this http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL419&P=0
I forgot to include that I also got a manual pump and fuel cap with the plane.
So Let me re list here...
I have ... (and I dont know the proper name for a few of these things.)

The thing that heats the glow plug to start it.
The thing that spins the prop to start it.
Both of these are electric and have banana plugs which is why I want a power panel.

Manual pump with tubing and cap fitting for fuel bottle.
... etc

What I still need...
12 v battery with charger
extra glow plugs
glow driver to remove/insert plugs
power panel
battery box (my field box doesnt have a place for a battery.)
btown2 is offline Find More Posts by btown2
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:29 PM
Registered User
United States, NM, Holloman AFB
Joined Oct 2007
86 Posts
The thing that heats the glow plug is called the glow driver.
The thing that spins the prop to start it is called the electric starter or chicken stick (if you flip it by hand).

That 12v battery I suggested is the most common used and lasts about 4-5 months before it needs charged.

The "glow driver" you are reffering to would be a glow plug wrench. The most common is the one that looks like cars' lug wrench. If you follow the DuBro filling station link it will lead you to one by a hyper link in the text below.

Extra glow plugs, best to use OS #8 and #6. Depending on your altitude and nitro content in the fuel will determine what plug to use for best results. However, the two listed are the most common and will work in most any situation.

For the power panel, just pick the one you like.

Battery box, I'm not sure if they sell just that portion but if you have decent wood working skills or metal fabrication skills then you can fab one up that you like. I personally used 1 1/2" aluminum flat bar from Home Depo and bent it using my vise.
F16DCC is offline Find More Posts by F16DCC
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:49 PM
Registered User
United States, IN, Bloomington
Joined Sep 2012
382 Posts
Thank you F16DCC.

I think i'll order the power panel and battery then just build my own housing for it and attach it to the empty end of my field box.
btown2 is offline Find More Posts by btown2
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:56 PM
The Prez....... again
kenh3497's Avatar
United States, IA, Rockwell
Joined Jul 2011
4,272 Posts
Before you order a battery, check at a auto parts store or a place that sells batteries. Compare the amp hour rating or even the CCA. Bigger is better You may be surprised at what you are getting by mail order. Just keep them honest if ya know what I mean

Ken
kenh3497 is offline Find More Posts by kenh3497
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:06 PM
Registered User
United States, NM, Holloman AFB
Joined Oct 2007
86 Posts
The 7Ah batteries are only found in stores like Radio Shack and Batteries Plus. They are not as common as one might think, at least not in my area. The ones I did find where $30 or more for the same battery. You can actually get these cheaper by digging around the net but after shipping it will still cost the same. At least tower has free shipping most of the time.

Also, CCA has nothing to do with a battery that will be used in this manner.
F16DCC is offline Find More Posts by F16DCC
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:34 PM
Registered User
Florida
Joined Aug 2004
4,161 Posts
An answer to your origingal question: Yes, the Miracle plug is a very good plug. I use it in all my 4 strokes as well as the 2 strokes with never a problem. There are others that are probaly as good and many much more expensive but the Miracle plug has served me well.
As to your battery; regardless what size Pb battery you get, watch the charge. Never let it get below 11.9 volts at rest. Few things will kill a Pb battery much faster than a deep discharge will. Always keep it charged if you want it to last more than one season.
Rodney is offline Find More Posts by Rodney
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:09 PM
Registered User
PatricMichigan's Avatar
United States, MI, Hillsdale
Joined Apr 2008
633 Posts
could always contact Allelectronics if you get desperate for a battery.
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...BATTERY/1.html
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...BATTERY/1.html would be a great choice... if someone else is going to carry it.
hmm.. a self powered driving flight box......
Patric
PatricMichigan is online now Find More Posts by PatricMichigan
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:45 PM
Registered User
earlwb's Avatar
USA, TX, Grapevine
Joined Dec 2008
13,584 Posts
A Fox Long or RC Long is all you need for glow plugs.
They work great. Less complicated than trying to figure out what all the heat range numbers are on other brands.
earlwb is offline Find More Posts by earlwb
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: My new Gaui X5 Rc Helicopter
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold Enya #3 and Enya #4 glow plugs-Price Reduced Mike Fortune Non R/C Items (FS/W) 9 Feb 14, 2013 10:40 PM
Discussion Remote Glow won't stay on glow plug? Rcflyyer1 Engines 25 Feb 05, 2013 11:22 AM
Sold 10 new glow plugs 25 bucks for the lot lazyvida Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories (FS/W) 6 Jan 13, 2013 12:16 AM
For Sale Remote Glow Plug Adapter by Revolution (RVO1015) NIB moodified13 Aircraft - Fuel - Helis (FS/W) 0 Jan 12, 2013 06:42 PM
For Sale remote glow leads + NIP glow plug + mufflers + engine mount GeetarJoe Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories (FS/W) 1 Jan 02, 2013 11:05 PM