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RC Glossary


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Clutch Shoes --

A spring loaded 'wedge' attached to the flywheel of a nitro engine. Increasing the engines RPM causes the shoes to open and engage the clutch bell. The point in the RPM range where the the shoes actually open is regulated by the clutch springs. A clutch consists of 2 or more clutch shoes working in unison. Clutch shoes come in a variety of compounds, such as, aluminum, delrin, or composite materials, to help fine tune their 'grabbing' power - many racers combine different clutch shoes to further tune engagement. Clutch shoes are usually attached to the flywheel via the clutch pins.
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