CH introduced this conversion first time in 2012 when the first CDI was developed and tested.
Now we offer a full CH Ignitions GLOW CDI conversion kit to get the engine running.
GLOW Spark Plug GAP 0.35 mm / 0.0135″
No more than 15% Nitro
Must use 7.4v 2 cell LIPO 2300mah minim 2700-5000mha
Usually we have all hardware in stock, CDI is build as ordered.
The specifications of the CH CDI you will find it on the 3 Cylinder CH CDI Page.
This conversion is one of the best option if you want to keep running on Glow Fuel or any other ignitable fuel.
Once converted to CH CDI you can run pretty much any fuel type you can mix.
You can run ZERO Nitro if you want to stay with GLOW FUEL, this will be a more economical option.
By running ZERO Nitro the internal components of the engine will be more protected from rusting.
After Run Oil will still be a good practice.
By Converting to CH Ignitions Glow CDI you will get a better Idle, better engine behavior all around and up to 25% more run time on the same tank of fuel.
To accomplish this you MUST LEAN (turn in) the needles 1 turn at list BEFORE you attempt to start and go from there.
Fuel will be burned out 99% and you will not have to clean up the messy Glow from the plane.
We also offer full install and test run Service for a flat rate of $100 ( 2 hour labor) and many times we go way over 2 Hours.
1 x CH CDI Made in the USA
1 x Magnet adjustable ring
1 x Sensor holder with sensor
3 x 1/4-32 Spark Plug ( same thread as your glow plug)
2 x M3 x 14 mm cap screw
3 x BLANK plugs (to replace the second set of glow plugs.
Time 30 Degrees BTDC when sensor/Magnet on cyl #1 first come in contact.
Saito 450R3 D CH Ignitions Hardware
Showing the engine with GLOW CH Ignitions conversion Kit Saito 450 R3 D, this is common for both set-up’s.
For more details on timing please watch video below
If you still have questions, Please do not hesitate to call me, as a CH customer…you are a phone call away !
Saito 450 R3D GLOW conversion FEB 2013 The Oldest GLOW video I found.
The first was some time in Fall 2012
Latest Video May 2015 Full Gasoline Conversion, the latest options.
HOW TO TIME AN ENGINE 2 ST or 4 ST
Please download, watch online or print out for your convenience.
Saito 450 Radial Install Instructions for Glow or Gasoline.