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03-17-2003 05:08 AM  14 years agoPost 1
raptorchris

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Mliford, CT

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Does any one make a quality glow extension? I want one that will last more than a month or 2. I have broken several so far. They usually break at the mount. The one today broke off right at the glow plug. I have broken several of the TT ones, and one I got from HeliProz (don't remember what make) that didn't make a full season.

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03-17-2003 05:21 AM  14 years agoPost 2
eddie13231

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St. Louis Missouri

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I have heard that the one from heliproz is the best. I am using it and so far so good.

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03-17-2003 05:50 AM  14 years agoPost 3
gwallace1

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Susanville, CA

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I have had an old one off some guys schluter heliboy that has a alligator clip on the plug end that has worked fine. Has never came loose and is easily repairable if needed. If you are breaking the end at the glow plug just solder a small alligator clip on and you should be set.


Greg

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03-17-2003 06:18 AM  14 years agoPost 4
FinnDave

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Kouvola, Finland

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Me too, alligator clip at the glow plug end, phono socket at the other, cheap and reliable. I went through several 'model shop' solutions before and none of them stayed on the heli for long.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-17-2003 08:06 AM  14 years agoPost 5
Stet

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Key Largo FL

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So far I like the TT the best. I use a small landing gear damper to keep the vibs from wrecking the contact, and once the part attached to the glow plug breaks off I replace it with an alligator clip. Even then, eventually the wire wears out.

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03-17-2003 12:32 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Dazzler

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Ohio

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Alligator clip is great!!

After I kept breaking the extensions at the plug end, I went to radio shack and they have like a 10pc pkg of small alligator clips, I purhased them and soldered it on the ext. wire, put a small piece of shrink wrap tubing around the mouth to hold it tight, and it works great. Especially if you need to remove the plug, it comes right off with no hassles, and pops right back on. I now run all my Heli's like this, works awesome. Daz...

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03-17-2003 02:20 PM  14 years agoPost 7
Doug

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Port Saint Luice Florida....

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The one on my Concept 60 SRII is the best The aligator clip works for me as well on the Raptor

First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous

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03-17-2003 06:39 PM  14 years agoPost 8
ItsBent

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Baltimore MD.

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Try This

I kind of gave up on those glow-plug look alike adapters. I just use a small insulated alligator clip on the glow plug, a ground wire attached to the engine and a deans or similar connector. It never fails.

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03-17-2003 07:31 PM  14 years agoPost 9
RappyTappy

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North Denver, Colorado

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Haven't broken a TT extension in 9 months. Maybe its the way they are being installed by everyone else.

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03-17-2003 08:58 PM  14 years agoPost 10
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday
My TT extension goes fine 230 tanks , It is a R clip style. I have a spare for when it fails but it's still sweet as.
Regards Don

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