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Old 07-02-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default 1/10 Centax Clutch - how to set for very smooth acceleration

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our track has very tight corners, so thight that you almost get to a dead stop and hard acceleration is wearing out my rear tyres.

What do you suggest, i tried a softer spring and it got a bit better.
I also tried different spacing between the contact patch, went a bit less than .40 and also helped. Unscrewed allmost all the nut but still it kicks a bit.

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What brand car and clutch do you have?
Also a clutch shoe with softer material and lighter flyweights will usually help smooth out clutch engagement.
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Its a Capricorn clutch on a Kyosho Evo 2

Softer material you mean more grip as for the pad?
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try harder shoes, so there'll be a little slip.
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try harder shoes, so there'll be a little slip.
Harder shoes you mean for the pad grip where contact is made? If yes tried it already
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Are the flyweights mounted over a pin of the flywheel ?
Is so, is the pin pushing or pulling the flyweight. With a pulling flyweight the clutch will become smoother.

Other trick is not the most fancy but works is use a more richer setting on the LSN.

But finally your finger must do the trick, do not open the throttle in one fast moment but open the throttle slowly.
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Are the flyweights mounted over a pin of the flywheel ?
Is so, is the pin pushing or pulling the flyweight. With a pulling flyweight the clutch will become smoother.

Other trick is not the most fancy but works is use a more richer setting on the LSN.

But finally your finger must do the trick, do not open the throttle in one fast moment but open the throttle slowly.
Yes they are mounted over a pin but couldn't understand what you meant with pushing or pulling

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Yes they are mounted over a pin but couldn't understand what you meant with pushing or pulling

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Are the flyweights in the way of rotation facing forwards from the pin (pushing) or backwards (pulling)?
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here are the instructions just to be sure i understood what you mean, even though i didnt know there where different types of weights like we sometimes did in offroad.

http://www.capricornrc.com/Assembly_...orn_WCE_clutch

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