How-To: Set Your Gear Mesh

2/26/2009 by Gary Katzer

Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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Perhaps one of the most common issues that you can run into early on in your RC life can revolve around transferring the power from your motor to the transmission. Two gears are used for this purpose and the alignment of these gears can have a dramatic impact on the performance of your vehicle. Setting the gear mesh on your car or truck can be vitally important to preventing a gear failure or overheating your motor. We pulled a transmission out of a Losi HIGHroller to demonstrate the proper way to set your gear mesh in a few simple steps.