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MikeQ21/05/2019 07:42:30
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is there some kind of worldwide shortage of OS No8 plugs. I've had some on order with a model shop for over 6 weeks. Not particularly bothered re the OS No8 but its holding up the whole order.

Apparently Ripmax have run out of No8 plugs!

Any ideas?



will -021/05/2019 08:15:49
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John Lee21/05/2019 10:52:06
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I've just had a root through my old IC field box & found 4 OS No8 plugs & 2 OS 'F' plugs all new in packets, albeit slightly grubby packaging as I've not flown glow for a few years now. £4 each + 50p p&p for any quantity. PM me if interested.

Percy Verance21/05/2019 13:22:11
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I have my old field box somewhere in my garage. One of the drawers was full of new plugs, OS 8's, Enya 3's and OS f's. Like John, I've not flown i.c. for some time now.........

Must get round to sorting it someday.

I'd also heard certain glowplugs were becoming harder to source. A couple of weeks back I looked to see what engines were still available. I was shocked how much the OS range has shrunk.

Airtek Hobbies were/are selling OS 8 plugs for £3.50 or thereabouts. Is it a case of when they're gone, they're gone I wonder?

Edited By Percy Verance on 21/05/2019 13:25:00

Nigel R21/05/2019 14:41:33
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Try Model Technics F5 as an alternative, just as good, for OS #8. An F6 is a bit warmer, more like Enya #3.

MikeQ21/05/2019 15:06:01
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thanks for replies ... got plenty plugs. Was just wondering as it's holding up the order I have with them.

Just that they are saying tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. Think I'll just cancel that part of order.



Ace21/05/2019 16:06:30
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John, PM sent

Stephen Smith 1421/05/2019 19:26:44
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Ripmax might have run out of 8s as they will need money to by more.

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