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Can anyone advise which is the best temp probe for the atom 80. I have a runleader unit but the sparkplug temp monitor has broken.

Is it better to use one of the cylindrical probes rather than the plug mounted one? There's not much room in there.

Thanks in advance.

Mark 

 

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hey Mark, I have 2 atoms with over 500 hrs trouble free running, never needed a CHT & when I used to use them on my old moster it was a major distraction & had me chasing shadows. I have over 1000 happy hours of paramotor flying without being scared by erroneous cht readings (in my early days I used them but they tend to be very unreliable)

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11 hours ago, simonhunny said:

hey Mark, I have 2 atoms with over 500 hrs trouble free running, never needed a CHT & when I used to use them on my old moster it was a major distraction & had me chasing shadows. I have over 1000 happy hours of paramotor flying without being scared by erroneous cht readings (in my early days I used them but they tend to be very unreliable)

That's very good advice thanks.

I was thinking of soldering a wire onto the body of the thermocouple, to secure it, and then slot it between two fins. The bit that fits under the plug is broken off but it will still work.

But if I find I'm distracted and not looking out for traffic, or I end up worrying about problems that do not exist, I'll bin it.

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I've got the same probe, and had 2 break now. Waste of time.

I ordered another probe which is way more substantial, but it doesn't work with the ringleader .. resistance is different.

I've now removed the two grub screws from the broken runleader probe, and the temp sensor just comes out.

I've cut the crimp off the other one and done the same. 

I intend to fill the good probe ring with CPU thermal paste, insert the runleader probe into it and crimp it. 

It feels like the new probe ring will last, it's much thicker. Time will tell whether this works.

Did you find a solution? 

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39 minutes ago, paraflyer17 said:

I've got the same probe, and had 2 break now. Waste of time.

I ordered another probe which is way more substantial, but it doesn't work with the ringleader .. resistance is different.

I've now removed the two grub screws from the broken runleader probe, and the temp sensor just comes out.

I've cut the crimp off the other one and done the same. 

I intend to fill the good probe ring with CPU thermal paste, insert the runleader probe into it and crimp it. 

It feels like the new probe ring will last, it's much thicker. Time will tell whether this works.

Did you find a solution? 

I ordered a Trail Tech probe and display, as they appear to be held in higher regard compared to the Runleader. I ordered it from a UK supplier and it never arrived so, after a PayPal dispute, got my money back.

After taking advice I decided not to bother. 

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