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Understanding Glow Plugs

RC glow plugs for nitro engines

All nitro / glow engines which run on methanol-based fuels are ignited with a glow plug. Glow plugs are made of steel and have a platinum wound wire. Positioned at the uppermost part of the combustion chamber, glow pug platinum wires and under the right compression, cause the alcohol to burn in a catalytic reaction. For the initial glow, a ... Read More »