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Old 12-17-2003, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Shaft vs. belt...The smartest thing I have heard yet!!!!

This Quote comes from an article on RCZONE.net and is written by Sanj Varah
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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!!!
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Old 12-17-2003, 03:22 PM   #2
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The Pro 4 piece is interesting, expecially when you look at the design...and the 415
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Old 12-17-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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Well that's definately a boost for all the belt drive fans out there.
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Old 12-18-2003, 07:40 AM   #4
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Not necessarily, it just says at that point the pro4's suspension seemed much more suited to the one-off belt drive. doing the same test right now and the results could differ........



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<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< belts suit me better!!!
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:07 PM   #5
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well in fact i've read(though i dont have the memory to quote) from Xray that the belts are actually better in acceleration.
now guess what?
i have a tc3 and an xray!!!
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I figured the shaft would be better for my needs and speed. So I switched from belt to shaft as my primary focus.

Lately I have been practicing using the same motor between cars. Using a lap counter I found that with 2 totally opposite setups both cars seem to handle the same. I am testing between a EvoIII and 414M2 on carpet.

Well actually it has been a dog fight between fast times. For a while the Evo seemed to hold the title with the M2 very close. My M2 seems to have found a sweet spot and gained 3/10s on the Evo for fast laps. Which was huge considering it was the last run of my day, no motor maintenance and not my primary race packs. The funny thing is the Evo has the better electronics.. go figure.

Probably will do it again this weekend.

As far as the Shaft vs Belt... I had an opinion but never really saw it come true. The only thing with a shaft is you will have little less braking power and a little longer runtime. Assuming that you run 1-way/ways.

It seems to basically come down to setup. There is not just one that works either.

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GCooper; I believe driving style plays a role too.
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Wish I could have the calm feel of a belt drive car, and the acceleration and punch of a shaft car....
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I've heard the XRay with the 1.77 pullies get close to that.
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Default Re: Shaft vs. belt...The smartest thing I have heard yet!!!!

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Originally posted by IMPACTPLAYR
This Quote comes from an article on RCZONE.net and is written by Sanj Varah


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!!!
Nice to see Sanj is getting noticed worldwide lol, I know sanj as we raced together at my local club and ive never met a more knowledgeable bloke. When I had setup trouble I always gave him a shout and he'd always come up with some soloution(sometimes with the aid of some type of calculator) for the problem. He was working and maybe still is working at Bristol for Rolls Royce on the eurofighter engines....so that kinda tells you how smart the guy is!

Just like to say its shaft all the way for me, I personally think they accelerate faster.

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Old 12-20-2003, 06:14 AM   #11
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Hi,

I guess some guys might hv thought of this one. ( could be some old story)

But Did anyone notice that Surikarn did worse while driving the Evo as to the 414m ? His driving style perhaps??

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