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Old 01-10-2003, 08:25 AM   #16
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Popsracer: I don't really blame my Du-bro glow igniter for "crapping out". I hadn't used it all winter and for half a summer, so the NiCd basically wouldn't take a charge anymore after that. So it really wasn't the fault of the glow igniter.

Just thought I'd mention that, since Du-Bro makes some excellent stuff.
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Old 01-10-2003, 09:17 AM   #17
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i have one from MCDANIEL RC its my favorite out of all the ones ive had its a twist and lock like you wanted sub c rechargeable sealed with no meter they are available with a meter but i dont need it

its bright orange with a yellow label

it seems to last a long time between charges i try to remember to charge it every week or 2 but sometimes i forget

i have used the dry cell type and for some reason they dont seem to glow as hot

i also have one for the ofna box power panel but sometimes it would get caught in the spinning tire and get messed up

pit person almost always ignored it becuase they werent used to that style sometimes scavenging for an ignitor while it was just sitting there in front of their eyes maybe i need new pit help
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Old 01-10-2003, 10:20 AM   #18
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My first Ignitor was also a McDaniel from my Aero days, but it couldn't take the beating from using a pullstarter back then.

I really like the Aluminum Magnum ignitors, as you can put ANY rechargable sub-"C" battery in one. I'm using an NiCd in it that was scavenged from a portable drill pack and it's been going strong for over 2 years.

As for the Dubro ignitors, the battery is only 1200mah I think, and am usually starting 2-3 cars at the track on race day so i like the extra life that a larger Mah cell gives.

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Dubro does make really good stuff. I can't think of a single complaint heard from anyone (Air or Land) into R/C about them.
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Old 01-10-2003, 10:36 AM   #19
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Don't know if you get them in America but I use the Irvine glow starter. The 2400mah version. Does great and will last a couple of days full racing on a full charge.

Cheap also.
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How about this guys....is this a good one?

http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/146052.asp
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Old 01-11-2003, 12:09 PM   #21
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I use the McDaniels. Started off w/ the HPI. So far they both work pretty well!
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Old 01-12-2003, 01:37 AM   #22
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Wher can I get one of these McDaniel glow starters in SoCal? I thought the name was Sonic since Sonic(?) bought up McDaniel.
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www.sonictronics.com Best glow starters I have used,imo""
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www.sonictronics.com Best glow starters I have used,imo""
yeah...I tried those Mcdaniel starters.........didn't last long....they should go nimh than using those nicads....doesn't work on my .21 turbo plugs too.
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Old 11-07-2003, 09:25 PM   #25
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i don't want to sound too cheap but heck all other parts to this starter is fine except for the rapidly dying 1800 nicad i'm thinking of removing the sub-c & replacing it but just couldn't get the sucker off the metal stuff that's holding the battery. any suggestion?
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I still like my cheap great planes long one. works great.
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4000mah glowplug starter. Charge it overnight and your all set.
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I had similar problems untill I got a Hobico 5000 Mah twist and lock type igniter. I run 2 nitro cars and haven't killed it yet. Even when having engine problems with both cars. At at recent race, I had to charge my starter box 3 times, but the igniter kept going strong.
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We don't use anything fancy . . . . just one of those blue alloy ones with a NiMh cell and a meter - it works and lasts just fine.

Just a word on the meter. It's a very quick/handy diagnosis for a blown plug.
As for the wobbling glo-starter problem, it's worth ensuring that the hole in the body is "just" big enough to take the glo-starter.
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I use one of those large 1 1/2 volt dry cell hobby batteries, I think it's made by hobbico, it has two screw terminals on top of it and connect an igniter to that. It will last about 6 months, racing off-road Saturdays and on-road Sundays.
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