View Full Version : My slipper clutch pads fell off.....?
03-04-2011, 04:51 PM
As I have said before, I am new to the world of electric trucks. So far, I am TOTALLY obsessed!
I haven't really worked on R/C Trucks a lot since 10 years ago when I had a nitro Stampede. I had slipper clutch pins in that truck, and it took me a minute to figure out what the pads actually were!
Here is what happened. I was replacing the shifting servo, and took the motor off so I could run the wires. I noticed that my spur gear was crooked. I was looking to find out why, and one of the pads was just gone. Another one was broken in half, and one was still there in full.
What could cause this? Any ideas? Has anyone seen this before? How tight do you tighten your clutch?
03-04-2011, 06:35 PM
Yes that can happen,with only 3 pads they get hot and can fall apart.Hot racing sells a 6 pad slipper which is a direct replacement and works great.With 6 pads the slipper works better and stays cool if you have it adjusted right. Robinson racing has a nice one that replaces the spur gear/slipper with a new unit.The only drawback to the Robinson is you are stuck with their steel spur.If you can tolerate 1 ratio for your spur and have $40 it's a very nice unit.
03-04-2011, 07:19 PM
03-04-2011, 07:51 PM
Maybe you can tell me a fix for the slipper tension spring that bends like a banana when you tighten it down and makes the slipper wobble.I used a Revo cupped washer to aide centering the spring but still not perfect.
03-04-2011, 09:00 PM
I went to the hobby shop to get some new ones, and they didn't have the part for the summit, BUT they did have the one for the Slash. Homeboy hooked me up, and said since they didn't have them he'd give the Slash ones to me (which are the same pads, just a different ring size) at cost! I got the pads and a flying monkey(!) for under $10, which is what the slipper clutch parts should have cost by themselves!
05-29-2011, 10:43 AM
my little bros stampede is running a siddewinder sv2 and the same thing happened!
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