Originally posted by dino.tw
No more additional remark?
I think its a difficult issue to discuss because it depends on your point of reference. It depends on which type of car you've started with in Nitro. It depends on what the differences are that one is referring to. It also depends on one's style of driving/racing.
I started with a beinnger's car and it was shaft driven, not really a race-worthy car (or not allowed in most races). This was the Kyosho FW04 SuperTen. I only used it for a month and then changed over to an Impulse Streetspec.
I also bought an Impulse ProSpec when it came out and at the same time, out of curiosity, got myself an NTC3 (I like trying cars out
What I personally observed is that going from the FW04 (shaft but only 1 month driving it) to the Impulse Streetspec (belt) was not a big deal ... I was a complete nitro beginner although I was driving electrics for about 3 years before this.
About a year later, trying out the NTC3 surprised me in terms of how different it feels. To clock roughly similar times I can get on the belt cars on a flowing track, I found that I needed to coast round corners more. Obviously because of the smooth drive-train the coasting is faster than what my eyes were telling me! The NTC3 was very easy to drive and planted but I certainly found it different.
Remember, this is based on the fact that I actually properly started nitro racing on belt cars. I never tried the LD3 nor the FW05 so I can't comment.