Glow to Gas conversion

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Glow to Gas conversion

Postby flying doc » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:16 pm

I was just wondering if there is a way to convert a glow engine into a gas engine. Has anyone had first had experience in doing it and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the same. What size engine can be converted?
Waiting to hear from the learned.
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Re: Glow to Gas conversion

Postby AE25 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:50 am

some things i've picked up from threads on other forums..
methanol burns cooler than gas.. so changing to gas can cause overheating issues, especially in enclosed cowlings. you'll notice gas engines have large head fins.
glow can be converted by using the electronic ignition systems found on aftermarket gas engines. or adapt a flywheel/magneto system. you can buy off the shelf spark plug to screw into the glow plug hole.
consider that the ignition system will also add weight to your model.
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Re: Glow to Gas conversion

Postby Flyinbrian » Wed May 04, 2011 10:42 am

Just Engines (in the UK) do gas conversion kits for most popular two and four stroke model engines -
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