Typically found on monster trucks and other offroad vehicles, the slipper clutch regulates how much engine power is transmitted from the drive gears to the wheels. The device is used to maximize a vehicle's traction. Report this Word Added by: mkranitz
a great hop-up as it will protect your belts and pulleys from sudden shocks
This is another special unit that is attached to the autorotation clutch will let the main blades turn the tail rotor when the engine is off or in "Hold". The difference between this and a "Constant Drive Clutch" is that this one will "Slip" a little so the tail rotor while spinning will not load the main rotors as much while in the "Hold" funtion doing a "Autorotation".
This refers to a device found primarily in off-road vehicles that allows the spur gear to slip under excessive load. This feature protects the driveline from excessive wear and, when set properly, makes it easier to drive in loose conditions.
Slipper clutches are specialized clutches developed for racing motorcycles to mitigate the effects of engine braking when riders would decelerate as they entered corners. They are designed to partially disengage or "slip" when the rear wheel tries to drive the engine faster than it would normally. The engine braking forces in conventional clutches will normally be transmitted back along the drive chain causing the rear wheel to hop, chatter or lose traction.