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05-31-2004 09:00 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Jared J

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This looks way cool. How about converting your glow engines to electronic ignition. No more glow plugs, and your glow engine can run on gas!
http://www.nelsonhobby.com/prospark.html

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05-31-2004 09:12 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Jagboy69

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and this costs how much?

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05-31-2004 09:13 PM  13 years agoPost 3
chimera

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Had a read through the bumf, not much use on my little OS50 and I would not like to try and place it on my C-Spec's, the carb would blow within no time. It would be great if it worked though, would save me a fortune.

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05-31-2004 09:21 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Jared J

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You'd have to call them for a price I guess. It can be used on any engine, just 90's or above can be converted to gas.

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05-31-2004 09:21 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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On gas It will still need the 18% oil (plain bearing "big" end) as a result it would have about a much power as an .049

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05-31-2004 09:23 PM  13 years agoPost 6
G-DAVE

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WHY OH WHY !!!!!
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05-31-2004 09:25 PM  13 years agoPost 7
heligoole

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at last a gasser is within my grasp..........haaaa hhhaaaaaa haaaaaaaahhhhh(<<

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05-31-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 8
nivlek

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From previously reading reviews on spark ignition conversions,it would seem that if you are running on methanol, you will get about a 10% power increase over the glow version of the engine , while running on petrol will give similar power to the glow plug version using methanol.

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05-31-2004 09:51 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Davo

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Looks like a good idea. I was thinking about this a while back, now who's gonna be the guinea pig???

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05-31-2004 09:58 PM  13 years agoPost 10
HELIGOOD

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I am holding out for the disel conversion

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05-31-2004 10:03 PM  13 years agoPost 11
heligoole

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diesel converts would be easier...glow plugs similar

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06-01-2004 12:50 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Doug

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Lets say "prove it" I would like to see graphs of the performance I can see the methanol version having the same power as the glow version but on gasoline there is not enough cooling fin area to keep it cool at best power and as a result the power will be about 3/4 of the same engine on straight methanol add nitro and the and a rich enough mixture to keep thing cool and the power will be very similar to the glow. Not so with Gasoline the engine will need lower compression ratio to stop detonation and overheating will be the norm.

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06-01-2004 01:56 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Jared J

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Like I said, you'd have to contact the people at Prospark. I just came across the link and thought it was pretty neat.

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06-01-2004 02:57 AM  13 years agoPost 14
rcheliheaddaz

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I would be more concerned with the risk of fire being increased. These helis spraying petrol everywhere on crashing and the posability of a spark will definatly mean bye bye heli!!!

I dont like the thought. Its discouraging enough to crash but to add a burn factor. No thanks.

Daz

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06-01-2004 05:58 AM  13 years agoPost 15
flipped2left

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It would be great if i can adapt it to my .61 supertigre eng.but if it's cheaper than a zenoah g230puh then i'm all for it,or at least a recoil start for my existing eng. ken

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06-01-2004 07:23 AM  13 years agoPost 16
nivlek

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Doug,
I just "checked" out (pun intended) the performance figures of the MVVS 160 glow v MVVS 160 petrol on the Just Engines web site.
The glow produces 3.3 bhp and the petrol 2.7 bhp, so the difference is around 20%.

http://www.justengines.unseen.org/mv160p.htm

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