This Quote comes from an article on RCZONE.net and is written by Sanj Varah
If you’ve read all the way through that you should head down to McDonalds and reward yourself! On a serious note, its pretty obvious that each type of transmission has its advantages and disadvantages.
On a personal note I think that the execution of the transmission design is more important than what type it is. By that I mean the quality of the bearings, the teeth design etc are very much more important than the type of transmission it is.
Finally you can read something that is actually based upon truth and not opinion.... Read the entire article here....
Shaft vs. Belt
Also read an article on a very good comparison of the 2 that has never been done before!!
Pro 4 prototype work article
Both transmissions tested on the exact same suspension!!!