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Slash 2wd slipper clutch question

Old 07-04-2021, 01:47 AM
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Default Slash 2wd slipper clutch question

G'day again, I have another newbie question. A few day ago I upgraded my 2wd slash from the brushed titan 550 to a brushless hobbywing combo. I had adjusted the tension according to the traxxas manual for the titan which says to tighten fully then back off by one full turn.

Well, I took it for a run today and halfway through my first S2 battery I started loosing power. It turns out that the slipper clutch was really slipping, enough that I could smell it and it got hot enough to discolor the plate.
Can anyone give me a rough idea as to how much tension I should be using now ?
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Old 07-05-2021, 04:09 PM
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The best way to set the Traxxas slipper is by sound. If you give it full throttle from a dead stop, you should be able to hear it slip for only a couple of feet. You might have to tighten and loosen the slipper a couple of times and try this method until you know what to listen for.

If I remember correctly, I think I was doing about a half turn out from full spring compression. But I also tune the slipper based on how the truck is performing. If the backend is spinning out coming out of corners, I'll loosen it.

What Hobbywing combo did you get?
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Springs can get weak. just a mention on that.

But this just sounds like too little pressure. For a BL motor setup, I generally go full tight and back off 1/2 turn max then try. Adjust from there.
BL *Brushles) have a fair bit more torque on hand than your general brushed motor. thus a tighter slipper setting would be apropos.

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Thanks for the info guys, sounds like i'll be taking my tools with me next time I go for a bash. Hope I get it right before burning out another plate lol

GerryH, I bought the Hobbywing EzRun Max10 3652sl 4000kv motor/esc combo, it's got the little slash absolutely flying :-)
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