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Title: WenMac glow plugs
Post by: dohrmc on November 06, 2017, 07:19:05 PM
I am thinking of putting a WenMac on a Smarty for next years Nats. I am quite ignorant of power flying, so forgive what may be a stupid question. Where do you find the correct glow plugs for these things?


Title: Re: WenMac glow plugs
Post by: gossie on November 06, 2017, 09:40:30 PM
Short plugs is what you need, or put 2 or is it 3 washers under a long plug.
Probably the hotter the better unless you using 50% nitro fuel, that BTW does make em really go.


Title: Re: WenMac glow plugs
Post by: danberry on November 07, 2017, 05:17:09 PM
What you want is a K&B 1S.
Good luck finding it.


Title: Re: WenMac glow plugs
Post by: TRuss on November 10, 2017, 05:23:06 PM
http://www.mecoa.com/acc/glowplug/glowplug.htm 

I'm sure Dan knows better than I, as I've never ordered anything from MECOA, but I thought I would throw this in anyway.  Maybe they have some available.  It won't hurt to ask.


Title: Re: WenMac glow plugs
Post by: danberry on November 10, 2017, 08:11:13 PM
I've not purchased from MECOA. I know guys who have done so.
Bill Schmidt says the KB is what we want. He is the guru of WenMacs.
I will say that Bill has a HotHead with a WenMac that flies as good as ANY 1/2A Nos plane that I've ever seen.

The WenMacs will run plenty fast. What they won't do is last too long. They just wear out.


Title: Re: WenMac glow plugs
Post by: TRuss on November 23, 2017, 04:54:07 PM
I was trying to find out about the history of Wen-Mac and came across this neat little article from 1964.  http://www.modelenginenews.org/people/wenmac.html