This box of small glow plug engines showed up on my doorstep. They must be 50 years old, and one started up right away!
Looks like they were used on a motorized kite, similar to how rc planes fly today.
If anyone has any information or use for these let me know
Step 1: Take an Inventory
At first it looked like an old broken place, or garbage.
I started pulling some pretty cool stuff out.
1- aircraft plastic shell
2- landing wheels
9 glow plug engines
Glow power fuel
Glow plug stater clips
1.5v battery (dead)
And a pretty cool cigar box.
Step 2: Starting It Up
One of the engines was in great condition, new glowplug and good compression.
I found a 1.5v battery, just a AA will work for awhile.
Clip the starter onto the glow plug
fill the fuel lines and prime it.
spin the prop, and it pops,
warm it up a bit, play with the mix screw and take the starter clip off.
I can get it to run longer than a couple minutes. im thinking its old fuel.
Step 3: Community
If anyone has any info to share on these let me know- If i can get this one running i want to build a r/c - something powered with this old motor.