Yes, When the car is sitting at idle and if there is tension between the first and second gears. This would make a binding onto the clutchbell. Do you see what I mean? It would be like having the brake on all the time. So if the clutch is trying to engage into this binding of the gears then what is it going to do??
Even raising the idle would not help either. because it would bind still.
If the clutch bell spins freely then it can not be the problem.
True, the tuning of the motor would make the motor stall after 5-10 seconds but not the clutch...If the motor is stalling sitting on the track, Will the car will idle for more than that if held in the air??? Hmmmm. Binding of the gears then maybe? If it was the needle bearings wouldn't a drop or two of oil stop it?
Hey we all got our own opinions. Are you racing an HPI or did you have one a while ago too. I am a half a lap off the best car's at the track. Sure they are running foam I am not. But it is like a Pro pitcher in baseball some days he is untouchable and the next he get's knocked out in the first inning. I will settle for second all the time, I haven't payed alot and I am having fun.
LTR... Long Time Racer.