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    slipper setting

    I searched today and didn't really find much on how the slipper should be setup, I know if its too loose it will burn up relatively quickly. Just not sure how tight to make it. Under full accel with a 2S pack, should it wheely or should it be set so that it doesn't wheely on takeoff? I have it right now so its just kind of flexing the chassis and lifting one front wheel at takeoff. Should I tighten it up a bit?

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    Loosen up 1/4 turn at a time, till you see the front lift up, but no wheelies.
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    Okay so not just a tire, but both wheels should lift? Like an inch or 2?

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    No hes saying to make it so the front lifts up but the wheels stay on the ground the whole time. Body comes up maybe a inch. Sounds like yours may be a little too tight. Do 1/4 turns at test to get it right on point

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    Ah okay, I had it Like that but tightened more as I thought I would burn it up.

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    Not sure how many turns that method leaves you with but the manual says 3/4 to 1 full turn out from the spring being fully compressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMajekalBum View Post
    Not sure how many turns that method leaves you with but the manual says 3/4 to 1 full turn out from the spring being fully compressed.
    Unfortunately, that would require taking the gearbox out which I don't really want to do, no way I can really tell that when i'm using needlenose pliers to hold the nut.

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    slipper setting

    You don't have to remove anything. You should be using needle nose pliers and a hex key to adjust the slipper anyways. The hex is used on the input shaft, opposite side of the transmission from the slipper (there's a hole in the shaft. *cough*manual*cough*
    Last edited by TheMajekalBum; 05-21-2013 at 11:05 PM.
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    7/32 wrentch works just fine. It may not be the the exact size bit considering how tight you adjust the clutch it- it works

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    I tried open end wrench, at least the one I have wasn't going to fit, and the 4 way wrench as in the picture definately wouldn't fit. I just want to make sure I have it tight enough to not burn up the clutch pads.

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    Use a small hex wrench, a thin drill or a strong needle to block the shaft. Adjust the hex nut with needle nose pliers as suggested.
    3/4 turn loose is a good starting point with a 380size motor and 2S.
    I managed to burn a slipper once with a loose clutch. The 55T spur literally melted. Funny smell, like a stuck train brake.

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