RCAirplaneEngines are very important to radio control pilots to ensure proper displacement and maximum power. There are various
engines, but this page will discuss the glow engine.
Have you heard of the glow engine?
Well, if not, it is very popular to those who fly radio
control airplanes. They come in a variety of sizes and displacements, ranging from .25 - 1.2 cu.in something for
every model airplane enthusiast.
Wait before you rush off...
Why? because there are some important considerations...you may
A glow engine is an internal combustion power plant used to fly a radio control aircraft.
They are avaiable in 2-stroke or 4-stroke configurations.
What are the main parts of an engine?
A carburetor provides fuel and air needed for
The needle valve controls the mixture of fuel and
air at mid to high speeds.
A glow plug is screwed into top of the engine head, and is
ignited by a battery-operated glow started.
Also some pilots use an electric starter for quicker starts.
A glow engine uses specialized fuel, it contains methanol
The 2-stroke's operates on every revolution.
The 4-stroke operates once every two revolution.
* easy to start
* Produces more power
* Very reliable
* Consumes more fuel
* Will not start when flooded
* Realistic sound
* Consumes less fuel
* Floods easy
Which One is Right For You?
It really depends on your specific needs.
- If you enjoy fast flying and need power choose a 2-stroke
- For slower relaxed flying, choose a 4-stroke engine.
It is important to power your rc airplane with the proper engine
displacement. Safety should always be a high consideration.
Selecting an engine that overpowers your aircraft can create a
very dangerous situation, for all parties involved.
Find information about RC-Evolution-Engines!
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