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Title: Nitro Glow Plug comparison chart
Post by: bj on June 30, 2018, 10:05:58 AM
Can anyone point me in the direction of a grade comparison chart for (2 stroke) nitro glow engines?
Different manufacturers seem to have different reference numbers.
So far I have not found much to help.
Title: Re: Nitro Glow Plug comparison chart
Post by: Andyn on June 30, 2018, 10:32:04 AM
http://www.collectivepitch.com/glowplugs.html
Only shows Model Technics, Rossi, OS and Enya though, none of which I use, and Model Technics I wouldn't touch with a barge pole in a 'hot' engine.
Generally speaking the terms used from hot through cold translate well between manufacturers.

 Personally I use Novarossi plugs, and have tried O'Donnell plugs with good success. I know one of my mates down the lake is a big fan of the O'Donnell plugs. I get my Nova plugs from Answer, A 4 is a mid hot, 5 is medium and 6 is a mid cold. Nova also do the HR range in extra hot, hot and cold, and the C range from ultra hot to ultra cold
https://answer-rc.com/en/157-standard-glow-plugs
https://www.dms-racing.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=12079&virtuemart_category_id=186
Title: Re: Nitro Glow Plug comparison chart
Post by: bj on June 30, 2018, 10:48:02 AM
Most plugs seem to be rated at 1.2 to 1.5 volts. Model Technics seem to rate theirs as 1.5 to 2 volts.
Must admit that I liked the now defunct Taylor plugs
Title: Re: Nitro Glow Plug comparison chart
Post by: Andyn on June 30, 2018, 11:08:14 AM
Nova specify the use of 1.5v, I've had a couple of Model Technics plugs over the years and if they lasted more than 5 minutes, they were doing very well.

Title: Re: Nitro Glow Plug comparison chart
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 30, 2018, 06:36:56 PM

 Personally I use Novarossi plugs, and have tried O'Donnell plugs with good success. I know one of my mates down the lake is a big fan of the O'Donnell plugs.


  Never heard of   O'Donnell plugs!   :-))