Mike Goes Flying is proud to re-introduce Thunderbolt Glow Plugs! A mainstay in the modeling community since the earliest days of Hobby Shack, Thunderbolt glow plugs use the highest quality proprietary alloys in a plug constructed with a patented stem-seal to maximize performance, reliability, and consistency in modern glow aircraft engines.
We call it the R/C Long, always have. Why? Because from day one this plug was designed to make throttled r/c two stroke engine perform better at idle and transition while preserving it’s top end rpm. Just about any “sport” two stroke engine runs great on an R/C Long. Unexpectedly, the long-available “bar-plug” has applications in the control-line engine world as well. We found most people who requested this plug, were in fact, flying control line stunt and carrier!
So whether you are flying a two stroke glow engine in your favorite R/C aircraft, or at the end of 60 foot lines on your latest control-line masterpiece, you should always have a couple of Thunderbolt R/C Longs ready to go in your totebox.
Dependable since 1972
Thunderbolt Application and Heat Range Reference
R/C Long = Cold (great for Sport RC Aircraft engines and also used in some control line applications due to the idle bar)
Platinum No3 = Medium (Made specifically for aerobatic aircraft with 2 stroke engines that need improved mid-range perfromance)
Four Stroke = Medium (Made specifically for the conditions of 4 stroke engines where they fire every other stroke, which also means they work great in larger bore two and four stroke glow engines that are idling slowly, for example MOKI/Mark engines and the Larger Super Tigre engines)
Standard Long = Hot (Some control line engines and other two stroke engines such as KNB tend to do best on this plug)