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Old 11-16-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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HI, ive been having a number of problems with my Venom Glow plug Igniter and its getting to the point where im getting fed up.

whats the longest lasting glowplug igniter available? in terms of how long before its flat and over all life span of the glow plug igniter.

*TM 3300mah
*Team Much More 4500mah
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My favorite is a McCoy's (or sullivan) are great if you can find them. I've had them last for four or five years. But if you want the longest lasting, I use a Radio South Pro-Glowdriver. I've had mine for about twelve years. I use it mainly with my helicopters (they flood from time to time), the driver detects if the engine has too much fuel in it and automaticly adds more juice to the glowplug to counter the flood. a bit of an overkill for a car and there around $80.00. plus there kinda big (4"x3"x1.5")
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I use the Team Magic black magic metered ignitor, its about the same size as every other ignitor but your able to shove a big gp4300 or ib4200 cell in there. They work good. The new muchmore ones look good to
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alrght mad , thanks for the help. ive put both the Team much more and TM 3300mah igniters on my list so ill have spares when one goes flat
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what about one you can put a sub C in? then just have an unnasembled, charged pack ready to shove in.
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DUDE!!! ILL TELL YOU WHAT THE BEST GLOW IGNITOR IS!!! "THE HOT SHOT" I HAVE CHARGE THAT THING FOR LIKE AN HOUR AND IT WILL GO THE WHOLE DAY, AND IF I CHARGE IT OVERNIGHT, ILL GO THE DAY AND IT WILL STILL BE GOOD THE FOLLING WEEKEND, I HAVE USE4D ALL THOSE OTHER ONES W/ MTERES AND FANCY ALUMINUM CASINGSBUT I ALWAYS GO BACK TO MY HOTSHOT THE LAST ONE I HAD LASTED ABOUT 2 YEARS !!!!!
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My favorite is a McCoy's (or sullivan) are great if you can find them. I've had them last for four or five years. But if you want the longest lasting, I use a Radio South Pro-Glowdriver. I've had mine for about twelve years. I use it mainly with my helicopters (they flood from time to time), the driver detects if the engine has too much fuel in it and automaticly adds more juice to the glowplug to counter the flood. a bit of an overkill for a car and there around $80.00. plus there kinda big (4"x3"x1.5")
That sounds likea really nice one but its huge!
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this looks very nice
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16994
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what about one were you atactch to a car battery or a gel cell battery. now theyll last you a while
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I buy the regular aluminum case glowplugs igniters with the meter on top. The ones that can unscrew and you can pull the Sub C cell out of it. Those are basically the easiest to maintain, since I can just get a couple Sub-C rechargable batteries and swap them out when needed. Something like the one on tower site listed below.

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I love the hotshot also not a piece of junk like the dynamite one I bought.
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This is a subject I never think about because I keep three fully charged ignitors with me. Hot Shot 2 (2) & a Losi ignitor. I don't think there is a "best", just keep them charged.
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For durability, what are you guys refering to? My concern for durability is how long the tip lasts before it looses its grip. When they are worn out they dont hold onto the plug very well and may flop around. I get an average of 2 years out of mine.
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I have several, and I keep grabbing the Hot Shot. Also If I have a newer RC pit guy helping me at a local club race, I found its the easyest for them to use for some reason....

I have this one, but with the longer post.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/14477

I like my Racers Edge too. Easy to check the glow plug.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16996

I usually use one of these two...
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