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05-03-2005 09:45 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Leehollingworth

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GOT A RAPTOR 50 V2 AND BROUGHT A REMOTE GLOW BUT CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY WAY OF MOUNTING IT? AND ITS THE KIND WSITH DO WIRES WHERE DO THEY BOTH GO? 1 WIRE HAS A WASHER TYPE END WHICH I THINK SHOULD BE BOLTED TO THE ENGINE? BUT I THINK IVE SEEN THEM MOUNTED ON A MOUNTING PLATE THAT IS BOLTED TO THE ENGINE TO EARTH IT? ALSO THE OTHER END HAS LIKE A CLIP. HOW ON EARTH DOES THAT ATTACH TO MY GLOW PLUG?

PLEASE HELP, PICTURES WOULD BE GOOD HERE?

THANX I N ADVANCE, LEE

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05-03-2005 10:25 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Al Magaloff

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Unlock your caps lock please! The remote glow you bought, will fail in short order. The one wire version will hold up much better. If you insist on using it, the black wire with the washer type end goes to ground. Place it under a motor mount bolt.

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05-03-2005 10:49 AM  13 years agoPost 3
nheather

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Leehollingworth

Is it the Ripmax one by any chance - that's what I have and it sounds similar. It has the remote glow on a piece of aluminium, a ground wire (blue) and a plug wire (red).

This is how I mounted mine.

Remove the ground wire - it's not necessary in this case
Remove the lower bolt on the header tank side which holds the mount onto the frame.
Check whether the alumininium bracket will fit in place of the washer (I had to file a small amount of the bracket so that it cleared a ridge on the frame.
Replace the bolt, with the glow bracket in place of the washer - don't flood the bolt with locktite as you impair the electrical grounding (a little is fine).
Attach the plug lead to the plug - if you have soldering skills it is morth shortening this lead to neaten things up.

Basically you don't need the ground wire becuse it is grounded through the bracket to the engine mount.

Cheers,

Nigel

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05-03-2005 10:59 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Leehollingworth

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i see what you rgetting at but how do i atach the wire to the glow itself? does it just clip on or should i try to solder it?

and with referance to the mount my extension doesent have a mounting plate so should i just get a new extension?

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05-03-2005 11:08 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Saint728

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i see what you rgetting at but how do i atach the wire to the glow itself? does it just clip on or should i try to solder it?
It clips around the first and second lump on the glow plug.

This is a picture of a standard TT glow plug extension and how it's mounted.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

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05-03-2005 01:41 PM  13 years agoPost 6
pH7

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Leehollingworth,

If yours is the kind with a rubber boot, what you need to do is pull out on the wire, which will open up a little clamp. Watch inside the boot while pulling on the wire, you will understand. I figured this out when I installed it, but then forgot the next time I wanted it off. Took me quite a while to figure it out the second time.

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05-04-2005 07:12 PM  13 years agoPost 7
GroundPounder

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Hi Lee,
Not to knock all the advice you you are getting here, but from all your posts, I would suggest you should seriously consider to contact one of the local clubs, and get "hands on" advice there.
I've just been involved in a similar situation where someone with no prior RC experience tried to get "long distance" advice, it can work, but really isn't the quickest way!
Or the cheapest.......

Good Luck!

GroundPounder

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05-04-2005 09:00 PM  13 years agoPost 8
AlanR8

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Take a look at my Web Site, below, and follow the link "Starting"

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05-05-2005 02:40 AM  13 years agoPost 9
swattley

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West Milford NJ

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try to look at the glow extention from revolution, it is very good quality and has the boot like the last post explained. mine with the clip lasted about a week. i could take pictures tomorrow if you would like to see it installed.

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05-05-2005 02:47 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Ted Toth

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swattley I have the most success with the revolution brand
I tie wrap it to the frame to keep excess vibration to the wire

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05-05-2005 08:15 AM  13 years agoPost 11
RaptorPilot

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The first time it fails ...
... save yourself the frustration, and the first time it fails, make your own attachment to the glow plug end. Cut off the boot or clip, or whatever came with the remote glow adapter. Get a small keychain ring and solder the cut end of the wire to it. You can attach the ring to the post on your glow plug with the help of a small flat-blade screwdriver. I have been using this attachment for two years without a single failure.

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05-05-2005 08:51 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Leehollingworth

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cheers for all your help guys ive rigged the the one i had by making my own mounting plate and it looks good so far, I get your point ground pounder and i agree i am just trying to get the basic set up 1st so that i dont waste to much of anybodys time but i think im almost there now and the weather is getting better over here so it looks like a good time to learn.......Thanxs again all

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