I’m putting my new Team Orion RS engine together, and I figured I should share how I do my clutch. It is just the standard Kyosho clutch. IFW136 is the blue shoes.
First I file on the shoes. When they wear, the material comes off the top and goes into the middle over the spring, and also off the edge of the shoe.
This part is important to me. I don’t use a normal clutch tool. I’m crazy sensitive to my feel and when you stretch that spring out to push the shoe down, it weakens the spring. I use the tapered Kyosho clutch nut IFW54B. I just use a tuning screwdriver to push the spring down. Don’t use this technique if you are NOT using a tapered nut. A screwdriver is dangerous with the normal type of nut.