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AIRPLANE ENGINE GLOW PLUG BY CHAMPION

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Posted 4 months ago

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This Champion glow plug was what I used in an airplane engine. It has a coiled resistive element that was connected to a 1.5 volt battery. The element would get red hot and allow the engine to start. Once started , the battery could be disconnected and the engine would continue to run. It still works.
Champion also manufactured spark plugs . Spark ignition engines were hard to start as the spark control had to be varied along with the carburetor setting. The system also needed a battery, high voltage coil and condenser , just like an auto ignition system, built into the airplane.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
    Oh, remote controlled model.
  2. CWcollection CWcollection, 4 months ago
    Ha FREEFLIGHT...no it was chase it and hope somebody did not see it land.
    I did finally get into remote control but it used a rubber band escapement rudder only . It was very hard to control or tell what it would do next.
    Thanks for the comment
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
    I've got a pilot like that !

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