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10-20-2009 10:43 PM  8 years agoPost 41
Ace Dude

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No on-board glow here. I just don't see the need for one. Extra weight, extra space, and just another thing to go wrong. It only takes me a few seconds to hook up the glow driver and since I'm using a lithium glow driver I only charge it once or twice a year anyway.

  

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10-20-2009 10:55 PM  8 years agoPost 42
Mike Fortin

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It's more a matter of convenience. Instead of having to carry around a glow driver whether or not you charge it once a year or once a week.

Plus, the SwitchGlo really can't fail and if for some reason it ever did it would not cause your helicopter to crash and would be replaced by SwitchGlo.

As for extra weight, I think it's 15 grams.

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10-20-2009 11:05 PM  8 years agoPost 43
Blade_Master1

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If on board glows sold for less then 20$ I would put 1 on each of my helis.
after all it's only a V-reg with a timer circuit

I'll have to settle with the remote glow plug just like the old timers back in the day

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10-20-2009 11:08 PM  8 years agoPost 44
Ace Dude

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It's a win-win for SwitchGlo.
It's always a win-win for sponsored pilots.

http://switchglo.com/friends.html

  

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10-20-2009 11:31 PM  8 years agoPost 45
Bob Wales (RIP)

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Why is everyone trying to bash either and the main reason being weight.
The weight could be measured in grams and you think that you are going to notice this in flight.
The fact is people are running them for convienence and if you are not it is because it's extra money.

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10-20-2009 11:47 PM  8 years agoPost 46
Blade_Master1

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^ that's my reason anyway 2much$$ for what it is and does
But I do like the idea

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10-21-2009 01:25 AM  8 years agoPost 47
Sonic88

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Murfreesboro, TN

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Yea I was not aware that running remote glow was so controversial. Use what you like and I will use what I like.

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10-21-2009 01:36 AM  8 years agoPost 48
rcjon

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Good catch Ace Dude!

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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10-21-2009 01:37 AM  8 years agoPost 49
Tyler

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Chicagoland area

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Switchglo. Don't need it, don't want it.
Kinda like r/c helis in general: "Don't NEED a heli"!! But they sure are NICE to have.

Tyler

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10-21-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 50
rcjon

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It's more a matter of convenience. Instead of having to carry around a glow driver whether or not you charge it once a year or once a week.
Lil ol' Hot Shot ain't too heavy. I have a place for it on my fuel tote.
No more having to get under the heli and twist your wrist to try and get it on or off, no more leaving glow drivers stuck on your glow plug while your flying. (we have all done it)
Actually I never have. I have a routine and a mental check list.
Plus, the SwitchGlo really can't fail and if for some reason it ever did it would not cause your helicopter to crash and would be replaced by SwitchGlo.
As for extra weight, I think it's 15 grams..hardly noticeable on any nitro heli.
Something else I have to find a place for on the frame. More wiring to route. I use Mavvrick remote glow thingies and they work great on my heli. Minimalistic, was the word someone used.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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10-21-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 51
brcg123

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Wagoner OK USA

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Ive got a switch glow on my 700, and a 2in1 on my 600, and a 2in1 on my Raptor60, and from comparison, the switch glow is way more convenient than the 2in1. The switch glow can be turned on with the flick of a switch, and after you have walked out to the flight line with your heli idling, the engine almost always trys to die, it's real convenient to just flick the switch before I spool up, and not worry about it dieing on me. On the 2in1 you have to have a free hand to re-push the button on the side, if it starts to die. It works, but, not as convenient. Yes its expensive to put one on each heli, and I still have one heli without a remote switch of any kind on it, and I dont fly it anymore just because of that factor alone. But its worth having a remote glow ignitor of some sort aboard my heli's for sure. I cant believe Dood dont have them on his heli's (no offence) because I think it'smore than just a newbie thing...








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10-21-2009 02:08 AM  8 years agoPost 52
hootowl

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I love it for convenience. I use the switchglow triggered by my radio.

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10-21-2009 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 53
norsman

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paradise PA

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How do you run a switchglow on a 7ch RX with every port used???

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10-21-2009 02:44 AM  8 years agoPost 54
Sonic88

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Good question. Wondering that myself.

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10-21-2009 02:47 AM  8 years agoPost 55
bmapope

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TN

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you run a perfect regulator push button onboard glo driver....no channel used.

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10-21-2009 02:49 AM  8 years agoPost 56
bmapope

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to answer your question you can use a servo reverser on the gear channel if your gyro has a gain setting to where you can go to the other extreme to switch on the glo

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10-21-2009 02:50 AM  8 years agoPost 57
hootowl

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I believe someone figured that out with a "y" connector. I have 12 channels... My problem is I can't decide which to use

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10-21-2009 02:51 AM  8 years agoPost 58
bmapope

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yep

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10-21-2009 02:52 AM  8 years agoPost 59
norsman

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Can you use a y ??,I'd do it on AUX 2 with the gov......

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10-21-2009 03:00 AM  8 years agoPost 60
Elgreco

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NORSMAN....you can use it with a y on the gov channel.

Finally got it right after a few attempts with some help.

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t540590p1/

if you need more info..

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