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Old 06-28-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
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At what rev count does a clutch lock in and starts turning. I am asking this question because I intend to instal an engine which revs up to 8000 rpm into a home-made, heavy vehicle, but I am worried that 8000rpm will not be enough to lock the clutch. I have not yet bought the engine so I cannot check myself. Would you be able to help me
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You can get a clutch to engage at about any RPM. Just depends on what type of clutch you are going to use. Most likely you will have to use either weaker springs or adjust the spring nut a little looser. Now with an engine that only has 8000 RPM you may not have enough torque to do what you want!
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I dont know what your making but you can make a Push / Syntex type clutch ingage at whatever RPM you choose.
What kind of motor only turns 8000 RPMs.
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Thanks for your replies. It was very helpful.
The engine i will use is an airplane engine which I changed to a watercooling sytem. It is a 23cc engine with a ringed piston and produces 4bhp at 8000rpm.
Torque is the problem because usually an engine which revs up to 35000 has a high speed but useless when given significant load, also I do not require speed in the vehicle but torque so I tought that the engine mentioned above would suit me.
I will use it in a battle tank which will weigh around 15kg
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Thanks for your replies. It was very helpful.
The engine i will use is an airplane engine which I changed to a watercooling sytem. It is a 23cc engine with a ringed piston and produces 4bhp at 8000rpm.
Torque is the problem because usually an engine which revs up to 35000 has a high speed but useless when given significant load, also I do not require speed in the vehicle but torque so I tought that the engine mentioned above would suit me.
I will use it in a battle tank which will weigh around 15kg
try looking into the clutch system used on a 1/5th scale car. and post some picture when the tank is done.
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