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10-16-2005 04:33 PM  12 years agoPost 1
LabMan

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I've exhausted my ideas, so I am looking for help. I am using a Thunder Tiger Remote Glw Adptr and I can't seem to get it to work. It was working fine, I then redid some things after an incident and can't seem to get it going.

I thought the adptr was bad so I replaced it with a new one. The conection to the glow plug is secure and my ignitor is fine because it works directly on the plug. It is fully charged. That leaves me with the gouund connection? I cleaned the threads of the mounting bolt to make sure there was no thread lock residue on the bolt.. I don't understand what else may be wrong. As I said, it worked fine and nothing else seems to have changed.

Ideas?

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10-16-2005 04:45 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Sipper

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I had exactly the same problem as you. Take a short piece of cable and connect it between the engine backplate and the glow extention mounting lug and things will be fine. Mine worked fine and then stopped for no apparent reason. After connecting the earth cable it is now good.

Sipper

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10-16-2005 06:01 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Salty

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could be the wire inside of the insulation is broken, ohm it out and see...

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10-17-2005 02:41 AM  12 years agoPost 4
ksue*com

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Remote Glow Adptr Wont Work
sometimes if your starter battery is low,and you are using the same battery to heat your glo plug...the glo plug wont heat up while the starter is turning

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10-18-2005 11:37 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Yuma_Tommy

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LabMan

Take your canopy off and cut a 1" X 2" sguare hole on the underside. Put your canopy back on and see fi an ignitor can be attached directly to the glow plug. Get rid of your remote. End of problem. I did this on both my R50's and besides a cooler running engine I've never had problems with remotes not working.

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10-18-2005 07:28 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Bato

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Monterrey, Mexico

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First make sure that the remote is were the fault is. You can leave the remote clipped in the plug (just make sure that the clip os only touching the plug and not the head) and connect the battery plug to it. Grab a piece of cable and touch the base of the remote adapter (where you screw it to the mount) and with the other end touch the engine. If this doesn't work then the problem is that most likely the plug is dead

I know that TT remotes are king of cheap (they break a lot) but it sound really weird that you’ve tried two and both of them were faulty.

Make sure the screw reaches all the way up to the base of the engine. I place the remote in the lower hole of the base mount. Don't put any type of lock tight or anything. All you need is a contact and enough tightness for it not to fall during flight.

Hope this works

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10-18-2005 09:08 PM  12 years agoPost 7
AlanR8

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Saddleworth near Manchester (UK)

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Have a look at my Website, below, and follow the link "Starting" for the best way to sort this problem!!!

When I first starting the heli from the same battery I was using to crank the motor with. This can cause problems with battery drain.

Best way is to have two separate batteries....

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10-19-2005 02:31 AM  12 years agoPost 8
playfair

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Rochester, NY

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Yuma- I like the belly of my canopy intact! lol
I had this same problem originally- Took a while to figure it out, but it was the clear-coat on the engine mount that was insulating it from the engine! Though I could ohm ground to the mount, couldn't get it to the engine block until lightly sanding where the two touch. It appears the black plating on the screws is also insulative. HTH


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