Understanding Glow Fuel
Ah, the smell of glow fuel in the morning! We recently posted a piece explaining exactly how glow fuel works and what’s inside a gallon of this magical go juice that’s been such a big part of our hobby of RC model airplanes. Here are some of your comments.
Jesse Lee: I started off with only electrics; now I have a couple of glow planes. I am loving my glow planes more and more each time I fly them.
Mike Maddux: Electrics are clean, but nothing beats the sound and smell of glow engines!
Greg Estrada: I’ve been doing nitro fuel for 40 years. No match.
Jan Nordhoy: Really good article on glow fuel—finally someone that knows what the nitro is good for in the fuel. It’s not about adding power alone, as most think; as you wrote, it’s because the engine gets more oxygen and, so, more power. I had a long argument on this in one of the FB groups I’m a member of.
Charles Nott: My first glow engine was a Cox .049 on a Jr. Ringmaster. We would get our fuel from a friend’s dad; he mixed his own and used a good helping of nitro.
Cale Gauger: Glow fuel planes just sound cool. All my planes are glow.
Michael Bowman: All I have are glow plugs! And I hand-prop the engine to start.