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12-30-2009 04:08 AM  7 years agoPost 1
krashtagain

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Does anyone have a diagram to make a home built glow ignitor ?

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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12-30-2009 04:17 AM  7 years agoPost 2
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Best I Ever had - Backin the OLD days

Grab your favorite locking glow lead and solder up 4 D cell's and wrap a whole roll of black tape around it. Sure their darn ugly, but it will last a couple of year's.

It's the one they come looking for to borrow, when theirs trouble getting a bird to fire up . Don't have to worry about running out of current. During a fun fly somebody always has it

They do get pretty nasty looking though as their anti Bling - the grease, grass, and black tape do add personality.

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12-30-2009 04:20 AM  7 years agoPost 3
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I guess I was'nt specific enough about what I am looking for . My fault .

I'm looking for one to put on board and trigger off my tx . Like a switchglo .

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12-30-2009 04:23 AM  7 years agoPost 4
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Do you want the 1.21 Giga-Watts?


I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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12-30-2009 04:24 AM  7 years agoPost 5
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Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a switch glo?

Or do you have something else in mind?

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-30-2009 04:25 AM  7 years agoPost 6
krashtagain

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I would be easier just looking to save some flat green paper .

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12-30-2009 04:29 AM  7 years agoPost 7
30636086

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I like GREYEAGLE idea; just go from there and get creative! And by the way; thats what we say! The $ you can save is $ for nitro and parts! lol Good luck and keep us updated.

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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12-30-2009 04:33 AM  7 years agoPost 8
James Kovach

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http://www.national.com/mpf/LM/LM338.html#Overview

That out to get you started. You wont be able to turn that on and off with your TX, but you could plug it into a switch.

*disclaimer: These are my opinions. Agree or disagree, Your Call :)
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12-30-2009 04:38 AM  7 years agoPost 9
krashtagain

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What is the max voltage input you can safely feed a glow pulg w/out fear of frying it ?

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12-30-2009 04:40 AM  7 years agoPost 10
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I wouldn't go any higher than 1.5V

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
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It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-30-2009 04:50 AM  7 years agoPost 11
krashtagain

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Thanks george . I have a friend that's a electronic nerd i'm going to quiz his a$$ tomorrow about this .

Does this make sense ? If I use a 4.8v rx pack I should be able to use an open channel to trigger the glow plug I just need to knock the voltage down to 1.5v once it comes out of the rx , correct ?

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12-30-2009 04:53 AM  7 years agoPost 12
george0079

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That's correct. But you'll need to use something like a PIC chip to read the pulse given off by the RX to trigger the voltage output

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-30-2009 04:57 AM  7 years agoPost 13
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gotcha

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12-30-2009 05:01 AM  7 years agoPost 14
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W/out having to drag stuff out tonight and test it , is there constant voltage output at each channel in the rx when powered up ? If so how about dropping one end point so there is no power on that specific channel unless that channel is toggled in the other direction .

I'm thinking about a resistor inline to bust the voltage down to size . I guess I may need to drag a book out with the Ohms law and refresh my peabrain .

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12-30-2009 05:04 AM  7 years agoPost 15
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The RX has constant voltage. The signal wire is the only change

Hell... I can fix that.
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Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-30-2009 05:08 AM  7 years agoPost 16
krashtagain

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The RX has constant voltage. The signal wire is the only change
OK . Now my wheels are turning

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12-30-2009 05:10 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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I'm gonna run some tests tomorrow . I just think 70 skins is ridiculous for a switchglo . When there's only about .19 worth of parts in one .

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12-30-2009 06:30 AM  7 years agoPost 18
skytrekin

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Does the align 2/1 do the same thing? I guess it has a button, but after that is that as easy?

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12-30-2009 06:54 AM  7 years agoPost 19
tzclark

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What about just purchasing a voltage regulator? Webs loaded with places to buy them.

http://www.national.com/mpf/LP/LP3995.html

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12-30-2009 12:27 PM  7 years agoPost 20
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Just get a Hot Shot

Dang It! You got about a thousand or more invested and your cheapin out on a glo igniter?? Come on....


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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