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Old 10-17-2013, 04:14 AM
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Love this whole thing! Fantastic job on this, it's going to add a whole dimension to hobby vehicle builders worldwide.

However, one of my hobbies is building fighting robots/battle bots. I want to build a high energy weapon, which uses a clutch to rapidly dump energy from a flywheel into a system. Since this thing can clearly withstand being abused with a at least a 6.5hp clone behind it I'm not too bothered about slippage being a problem. But, is there an rpm limit? The nature of a project like this is that, because of weight limits, I'd need to use a relatively light flywheel, and send it to high rpm. Probably 10,000, or more. My question is whether this clutch has a limitation in the revs sense.

On a less off topic note (sorry guys), I'll be getting back into my minibike build soon, I already have a cent. clutch but now wish I had waited for this! What's postage like overseas? I live in Spain...

Again, thanks for all the effort!

edit: just found the rpm answer on your site! Sorry!
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:50 AM
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I can answer the postage part, since ddowns looked into that for me just the other day.
it's $61 to Germany, and I think it's the same for Spain.

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Old 10-21-2013, 05:04 AM
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Anyone know how many have been sold? I need one but am BROKE right now
Hope I don't miss out on round 1.
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The friction liner shop was unable to do the work, so I have ordered the material and will do it in my garage. The only reason I wanted to have it done in the shop was because they have industrial grade liner thermosetting adhesive. I am going to try with JB weld and hope that it can handle the shear stress. The friction material is supposed to get here today or tomorrow.

The clutch is the only thing I am waiting on, the kart is ready to go.
Call these guys http://www.fortwayneclutch.com they rebuild clutches, I'm sure what you want would not be an issue for them.
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Hi Scout, thanks for the input. We actually ended up contacting an industrial supplier of liners and adhesives and they recommended a system that would work with our application. The resin we are using is the same high temp thermosetting resins that clutch and brake manufactures use to adhere friction liners.
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Hi Scout, thanks for the input. We actually ended up contacting an industrial supplier of liners and adhesives and they recommended a system that would work with our application. The resin we are using is the same high temp thermosetting resins that clutch and brake manufactures use to adhere friction liners.
Good; anything that requires strength needs something a lot better than JB Weld. It has it's place, just not anything that high mechanical loading.....
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