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Old 09-30-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Glow plug ignitor: Whats the best?

I'm shopping for a new glow plug ignitor, theres a ton of different ones to choose from. My question is what do i look for when buying one? I know i want metered for sure. Should i go with rd logics or trinity? The one i have been using was a great planes, it burnt up and melted the meter.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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I always had metered, but recently bought the Hobbico Super-Shot. When I compare it to my other ignitors, it glows the plug so much brighter than the others. Def my favorite
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Best ones ever made; last forever and never had one fail (until after about 8+ years the battery died of old age)

http://sonictronics.com/xcart/home.php?cat=430
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get the cheap losi blue one and a racers edge 4400mah
battery and take the spring and the thing that you pull up on
off then all you have to do is push it on and pull it off
no twisting to unlock it check out the pic it works great
and last for ever
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get a standard hotshot and be done with it
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get a standard hotshot and be done with it
agreed, but not every head will fit it. My sirio with turbo plug is a no go but my os speed works great
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Thats something i forgot to mention, i have a ninja .21 with turbo plug and the glow plug ignitor that twist on won't stay on. I need a ignitor that will fit.
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I have had 2 losi sticks for 3 years, they are all the same, and will do the same thing, one is not better than another - just get one that metered
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I dont agree, my hotshot burns WAY hotter than my Losi which means faster/easier starts, I have a Losi and it's ok.........not to mention the hotshot will outlast the Losi by up to 3x......just my experience

my standard hotshot fits my Novarossi's perfect, I run Odonnell turbo plugs.
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what like to do is have a cheap no name ignitor for when i goto the pits or one i dont mind leaving around at practice.

i keep a metered ignitor around and only use it if im having problems or just as a backup incase i forgot to charge my primary one.

metered ones are too expensive to just leave laying around imo
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yes id say get a hotshot. i had a cheap one for about 1 month and then i bought the hotshot, i love it.
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Hot Shot and be done with it ! Great product, my friends have been running the same one for like four seasons, I have two on mine and never had a problem .
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Are you talking about the super hot shot 2 or the standard hot shot 2? The standard is 1500 mah and the super is 5000 mah. I'm guessing the more mah the hotter it is?
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Nope - the more mAh the longer it lasts.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...hot-2-Standard

I would buy the super hot shot if i were to buy another one today.
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