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THURSDAY TESTIMONIALS: Protek "Blue Flame" Engine Heater

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By Tyler Hooks
LiveRC.com 

Whether it's wheel nuts, wings, tools, tracks, trinkets and/or anything in between, the LiveRC staff gives their testimonial and review of each every Thursday morning! 


ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater (Head Warmer)

PTK-4050 $53.99
www.amainhobbies.com

This week I took the time to highlight something I have actually been using for a while which made me feel more comfortable reviewing it. The Protek RC Engine Heater is a useful tool from Protek RC used to pre-heat your engine before starting it or to even keep the engine at a specific temperature during break-in.

Engines are expensive, so being able to pre-heat them and gain longevity is important in keeping cost down overall. All this warmer needs is either a 3S lipo battery or a 12V power supply to supply 140(F) degrees plus.

Specifications (provided by Protek):

  • 10 minute safety timer turns heater off automatically.
  • Built-in temperature sensor to control heater power output.
  • LED indicates status of engine heater.
  • 12V DC power source compatible with low voltage cutoff.
  • Fire- and heat-resistant adjustable cover.
  • Fits all .19-.26 nitro engines.
  • Small, lightweight, and compact for quick and easy storage.
  • High-efficiency heat transfer design.
  • Access port allows you to start and monitor your engine temperature without the need to remove heater.

Pros:

  • 150 Degrees of Heat
  • Use with 3S or Power Supply
  • Compact For Easy Traveling
  • Relatively Inexpensive
  • Low Voltage Cutoff

Cons:

  • Doesn't Heat as Quickly or Get as Hot as 4S Alternatives

Final Word:

Definitely a fan of this heating application. The LVC and safety timer are really nice for forgetful people like myself. If this thing ever does quit working I would definitely buy another. 5/5 recommended to anyone.

Rating: 5 out of 5

 

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About the Author

Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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