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HelicopterKyosho Caliber/Quest Neo-Caliber series › Caliber 60/90 clutch liner question
06-01-2004 05:16 AM  13 years agoPost 1
josephk

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Hello people,

Have anyone change clutch liner on their Caliber 60 before ? Looks like my liner is running thin and slipping after 3 years of flight (yeah, i never check until now).

1. Anyone know part number of liner (Kyosho part) ?
2. Can I get something else other than Kyosho ?
3. If aftermarket is used, what will the thickness be ?
4. Anyone know the size of the clutch shoe ?
5. Whats the gap measurement between shoe and newly installed liner ?

Oh, just for fun, I machined a fixture to hold the clutch. This way I can turn the liner down if needed on a lathe. See photos.

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Thanks

Joe

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06-01-2004 05:37 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Chris.C

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Hi Joe.

I did that 1 month ago. I removed the old clutch material and sand the drum to remove residue, to smooth the surface. Then I epoxy the clutch liner made by Hirobo to the drum. Wrap the clutch shoe with tapes. Then I put the shoe into the drum to ensure the liner fully sit inside the drum while the epoxy is drying(30hrs.)

I have to sand the liner a bit to get a smooth idling.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Chris

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06-10-2004 04:15 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Caliber-1

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Yes joe. Out of anger one day my C-spec gave me problems for the longest time on being extremley hard to start so I took matters into may hand and smoked the liner on the stand. Engine started easier after that but liner was gone. Kyosho not listing any liner and not really liking the stock because its made of an asbestos material that shreds easily I went looking for a more durable liner like the one in the 90 clutch bell upgrade. Thunder tigers liner for a raptor worked great. You just need to do it in 2 pieces. Other than that its fine. Just make sure you clean the bell out real good from the old liner. Now I am using the 90 clutch and bell upgrade. Much stronger than the other. Not that I ever had a problem.

Gary.

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06-10-2004 05:27 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Dwight

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Joe,

That is a nice assembly you made to hold the bell. My question is why not just hold the bell in the lathe. That is the way I have done it several times.

Dwight

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06-10-2004 11:37 PM  13 years agoPost 5
josephk

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Its too big for my toy lathe to handle

Hi Dwight,

Thanks for your comment.

The answer is my small 7x10 lathe has only tiny jaws. The clutch bell is just a few mm over for grabbing. The only thing that can grab by the jaws is the thin top edge.

Do you guys use 3rd party material for clutch lining as well ? I would like to know about the best measurement for the gap. Is 0.25 mm gap space okay ?

Joe

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06-11-2004 01:18 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Dwight

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Joe,

If I remember right I have about 8 thousandths clearance. I have opted to make the clearance as close as possible without grabbing at idle. The material I use is called Garlok. It is quite expensive but I got this from a friend as a sample. This stuff lasts forever but is quite soft to the touch.

Dwight

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