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Old 05-16-2002, 09:44 PM   #1
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Which do you think is faster and better? belt or shaft driven?
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Old 05-16-2002, 10:04 PM   #2
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Old 05-16-2002, 10:24 PM   #3
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well, ya'know what they say don't ya?
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Old 05-17-2002, 05:52 AM   #4
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Just to answer your question, Wilfred, if either belt or shaft was better, one kind of transmission would dominate racing, and since wins are fairly evenly distributed, I'd say neither is better, just different.
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belt or shaft...
both have it's own good and bad points...

i feel that belt has a better gear ratio and is thus faster,but sands and small rocks can be veri damaging to the teeths on the gears n belts.n also the belts tend to get loose after some time.

for the shaft,the small rocks n sand do not pose too much of a problem,but i feel tat the gear ratio is somewhat restricted...

depending on how u wan 2 play,if rally style,then go for shaft.

a gd shaft car would be the tc3...
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I personally belt are better for motors because the second u get on power, a shaft will put a heavier load directly on the motor. the belt will give a little thus producing less wear. my .02
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ijnek:

so what u think of TB Evo2 vs TRF 414M or M2?? which u think is better??

anyone can also give comments.
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ijnek:

so what u think of TB Evo2 vs TRF 414M or M2?? which u think is better??

anyone can also give comments.
I would get TRF 414M2 out of three.

If I have to race shaft driven, I would get TC3 or Barracuda depends on parts availability.

I think beauty of shaft driven car is how to make driving mechanism as free and light as possible.
And it should be pretty much balanced.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-19-2002, 10:11 PM   #9
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take the 414 m2. all the parts are high quality, that chassis is designed for total balance. bulkheads are anodized and machined, the car if of the highest quality and has great balance. tc3 is a good car, persolayy i'd take a losi over a tc3 because i've run both and the losi is just that much better. but from what u have listed take the 414m2. my .25
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Old 05-19-2002, 11:48 PM   #10
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thanx man for all the advice.

i personally like blue stuff and 414M2 has it all. It uses many TA04 parts, so they can be obtained easily.

the problem is 414M2 suppose to be a pro car and i just newbie in RC. currently driving a TB01 playing around. so thought of getting a Evo2 as it is also a shaft car. there is pros and cons of each, so there is no distinct higher edge in performance in either one of it. that is why i headache and need advice from u ppl..

i welcome any advice given.
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On another forum, I've read, that belt got more friction at lower speeds, but less at high speeds. Shafts are the opposite, low friction at low speeds...

A guy at our club have tried both. He says it more about feel. A shaft driven car responses more directly, when throttle are applied. I believe he's right.
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I'm a newbie too! I decided to buy the 414M2 because I don't intend to stay a newbie!

I think what they mean when they say a car is a "pro" car is that it has a lot of settings options... correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's about it. Even if I haven't a clue about setting the car up, it's something I will have to learn by getting a car that can be setup in many different ways, I think. I've downloaded the m-Powered Chassis setup guide (written by a fellow who races a 414M) and that's also been very helpful for me.

Well, I guess the 414M2 might be considered a "pro" car because of its double one-ways and is thus harder to control... you can get TA04 parts to convert it to full-time 4WD

The price might seem a little "pro"... but you really pay for what you get, IMHO.
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the 414 m2 car is said to be that because of the numerous tuning options. and it takes a lotta tweaking to make it super fast. the evo2 isint as good a car handeling wise. i know people personally who have run them and have gone away from them. if u want a car that is very strong, and very forgiving. run a Losi xxx-s. easy to get parts for, many tuning options, easy to work on. any can work equally well with many different setups. my .25
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ijnek:

so what u think of TB Evo2 vs TRF 414M or M2?? which u think is better??

anyone can also give comments.
Ice,
I have both the Evo and the 414m
they are both very efficent car.
I feel that the Evo is more stable and forgiving to drive than the 414M
Setup wise, the 414M does have alot of offer
but having alot to offer sometime give you more problem that what u can handle.
It all up to you to decide which car is best for you.
I got Evo first because I was testing both of them and i relise that I like the Evo more cause it have a more direct response and very stable
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A belt car won the worlds, something to think about.
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