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06-03-2004 04:38 PM  13 years agoPost 1
joncot

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Can any one help- How do you wire up a remote glo (where does the 2nd wire attach to? (1st wire to glo-plug) & ?

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06-03-2004 04:50 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Ted Toth

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ground to the engine

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06-03-2004 08:19 PM  13 years agoPost 3
BOONY

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attach it to one of the engine bolts

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06-05-2004 12:27 PM  13 years agoPost 4
smythsta

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joncot
I made a remote glow out of a clothes press stud. It clips onto the glow plug perfectly and doesn't vibrate off. I used solder wick as the wire to a 3.5mm jack on the side of my heli. The other wire from the jack goes to one of the engine bolts to complete the electrical circuit. I used an eyelet crimp terminal like the automotive ones, except I soldered it instead of crimped it.

The only other thing is that you will need to modify your lead from your power panel to fit a 3.5mm jack.

All these mods are available from any electrical component store and you will have change out of $10.00.

Pics available if you want them.

I need all the help I can get!!!

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06-05-2004 12:34 PM  13 years agoPost 5
capebob

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It depends greatly on what helicopter you have. If you have a Raptor or any helicopter where the glow lighter end is attached to the motor mount then the other wire is not needed as the ground is already made. If you have a helicopter that requires that you attach the glow lighter end of you remote glow to an ungrounded portion of you machine then the above statements are correct.

Bob

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06-08-2004 01:55 PM  13 years agoPost 6
`3D

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I've been using aligator clips from the field box...so a real cheap remote glow is just a small hair pin clip (like is on some remote glows), solder to a short wire and tinned and the end. Clip to wire & engine bolt...simple.

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06-08-2004 02:14 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Brian Bennett

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Aligator clip

I too am a big fan of the aligator clip. I cut off that PITA clip that comes with the remote glow, replace with a aligator clip, and little heat shrink tubing (if there is threat of "metal a metal" contact), and away I go. I keep the glow plug socket that attaches to your glow driver cuz its nice to be able to borrow a friend's unit at the field when needed. Its a heck of a lot easier to attach and remove. It will be the last piece to fail for sure, and it doesn't matter in flight. Here is a pic of one on my Intrepid:

Brian

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