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  • Two Stroke Glow Engine

    There is a popular saying, “Takeoffs are optional, but landings are mandatory,” and for us RC pilots this is most relevant.. If your engine is not properly tuned, the landings or possible "deadsticks" can become very interesting to say the least.  Landings need precise throttle control as you begin your descent on approach.  Deadstick aptly named if your engine quits is to be avoided at all costs especially if you are downwind and have little or no chance of attempting to glide back to your field unless you have significant height when it happened.

    Although questions on tuning glow engines does create many and numerous answers, just search the internet as you will be presented with hundreds or more.  However, here is our guide to setting the engine up right which we pass on to our members.

     

  • The following article will give you an insight to what is required basically to get started into RC Flight with a high wing trainer type model powered by a glow fuel two stroke engine.  The modesl used for this purpose are the Seagull Boomerang and the Black horse Speed Air but many other models follow a similar pattern. Both these models are trike landing gear, they have steerable front wheel and two main gear landing legs.

     You can also compare the cost of getting started with either glow or electric.

    You will need some items for your tool box and these will be explained....

     What basics do I need to get started in Glow Power?