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Old 07-20-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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checking to see what the majority of cars/brands are belt drive and what are shaft....thanx for the answers
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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checking to see what the majority of cars/brands are belt drive and what are shaft....thanx for the answers
The vast majority are belt driven.
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most are belts but there are a few decent shaft ones out there with cars like the TF5 Kyosho.
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most are belts but there are a few decent shaft ones out there with cars like the TF5 Kyosho.
can I get some examples and names, also whats your take on tamiya??
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can I get some examples and names, also whats your take on tamiya??
TC3, TC4, Kyosho Stallion "Shin", Tamiya 415 Evo MS, HPI Pro4, Yokomo SD are the main ones out still. The "Shin" being only one that is current. Most have done away in favor of belt.
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The tamiya evo5 ms is the last shaft car from tamiya, i am still running it and its still great for 19T
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The vast majority are belt driven.
That is true. Sometimes I find I'm the only shaft car out there. And the pressure to show that a shaft car can still kick-it with the others. Most of the time, I do.
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I like belt myself, it just feels SO SMOOTH.

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Last I checked, the Tamiya Evo 5 MS is current...same suspension as the 416WCE.
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thanx for the replys, but Ill tell ya, I just rigged up a trinity 1/10 car the other day and test drove it, cant tell ya enuff how impressive it was!!! smooth and quit!! better than that was it didnt eat rocks and take 1/2 to change the stinkin belt, guess they both have thier good/bad side but for me its shaft from here on out
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Shaft cars are really good for those short, technical tracks. They can get small bursts of speed comming out of the corners. Belt cars are best effective in the longer, more flowing tracks. Comming out of a sweeper is where they really shine. But most tracks will have a combination of the two, so both drive types will show their advantages, and disadvantages in the course of the race.
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TC3, TC4, Kyosho Stallion "Shin", Tamiya 415 Evo MS, HPI Pro4, Yokomo SD are the main ones out still. The "Shin" being only one that is current. Most have done away in favor of belt.
there is no such thing as a Tamiya 415 Evo MS. um the "Shin" stallion is not the most current, its the TamiyaEvoV MS and TB-03.

Tamiya's last 3 shaft driven cars...

Evo V
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Hi,

The Kyosho Stallion, both in standard and "Shin" forms are belt drive. The TF5 is shaft. The only one still available is the shaft drive RTR. The kit TF5 and the Stallion are not current, but there are still some out there if you really want one. I have the RTR which has been upgraded apart from the tub chassis. It has served me well and is more than good enough at club level. I also have the Stallion which I've upgraded to included the alloy bulkheads, but I haven't used it very much.

I believe that the shaft cars are very good at stock and 19t, maybe even down to 15t, but they don't really like hot modified motors, and strip spur gears and diff gears, whereas belt drive cars can take any motor.

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