R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
Garet Jax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,332
Trader Rating: 91 (100%+)
Default Trying to understand Clutch shoe springs better

Hello all,

I have a couple of questions:

1) Do we use the same springs for clutch shoes if the RC uses 2, 3, or 4 shoes or are the springs different to account for the different number of shoes?

2) How many different types of springs are available? Is spring tension the only difference between the various springs.

3) Why would someone use the various springs?

4) Is there a kit or box available that contains the various available springs so I can play around with them?

5) Do springs lose their tension over time? If so, how many gallons does it typically take?

Thanks a lot.
Garet Jax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
jpalessi's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,747
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to jpalessi Send a message via Skype™ to jpalessi
Default Q & A

1) Do we use the same springs for clutch shoes if the RC uses 2, 3, or 4 shoes or are the springs different to account for the different number of shoes?

A) No, there is different types of springs for every application

2) How many different types of springs are available? Is spring tension the only difference between the various springs.

A) No, Most springs are shaped differently from manufacturer to manufacturer, some with work with other brands as far as tension and spring height, but to be safe it's best to use the same manufacture for all your clutch parts, unless it's aftermarket shoes and springs designed to work with your OEM flywheel and Nut.

3) Why would someone use the various springs?

A) The springs are used to adjust the stall in the clutch. In other words.. they adjust when and how hard the shoes open for engagement as engine RPM's increase

4) Is there a kit or box available that contains the various available springs so I can play around with them?

A) Yes www.M2CRacing.com

5) Do springs lose their tension over time? If so, how many gallons does it typically take?

A) yes but every manufacturer it's different.
__________________
Joe Alessi
www.Lucky7RC.com
jpalessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ask Aaron Waldron Aaron Waldron Nitro Off-Road 4285 11-03-2011 12:23 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:53 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net