You'll do fine. The glow lighter is only on there to get the engine started then you remove it...it locks on so it won't fall off. I'd recommend mounting the engine to a workbench outside that way you can get used to starting and running it in a safer manner than if it were on a plane that can move around. This is my first glo engine and I'm glad I went with the four stroke in this plane over electric. I was reluctant b/c you hear people gripe about the oily mess on the plane from the exhaust and the cost of the fuel. So far a 10 minute flight burns about 5 oz. of fuel and takes less than five minutes to wipe the plane off after I'm done flying.