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Old 03-24-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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Belt Drive versus Shaft Drive

As the title suggests. Pros and cons?
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Shafts= Easy maintnenss.
Shafts= Faster out of corners.
Belts= Faster Top end.
Belts= Better for loose surfaces.
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Shafts= Easy maintnenss.
Shafts= Faster out of corners.
Belts= Faster Top end.
Belts= Better for loose surfaces.
Good striaght to the point.
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rocks also can get jammed in the belts
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rocks also can get jammed in the belts

only if you race on a crappy track thats got stones on it
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ya, but belt drives dont often get that problem
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:12 AM   #7
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yeah it more of a problem for shafts as under the gearbox is a airhole which is easy for stones to get between the gears a stripping.
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small stones do get into belts, but it doesn't really affect the drivetrain.. belts are expandable... as long as the stones are not so large..
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smart thinking. to bad shafts dont expand it just keeps pushing until the stone wins.
Im glad it hasn't happened to me.
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i think there really isn't a big gap separating shaft and belt cars.... there are some very good shaft and belt cars out there... its depends on your preference... i prefer belts... hehehe
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Belt Drive's have proven over and over again that there are no problems with them. Look at how many companies make belt drive cars - Losi, Corally, Schumacher, Tamiya, Xray etc. I have yet to see or here about a belt snap snap from a rock

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Losi, Corally, Schumacher, Tamiya, Xray etc.
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Remember this is about nitro tourers
Thats not saying that shafts arn't good. Im sure the FW-05RR or a Ofna CD3 or NTC3 are just as good cars.
Shafts and Belts both have possitives and Negatives.
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Kyosho as the FW series which shaft and V-one series which is belt...
Mugen only has belt with the exception of off road. Mugen had a shaft car before though. (prime 12) Serpent only has belt. Team Magic - belt, Ofna - belt and shaft, Tamiya - belt for EP and shaft for GP, HPI - belt and shaft, etc....
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Owell always good to be unique.
More.

Belts=Unmatchable corner speed.
Shafts= Just the best cause i have one.
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Mugen only has belt with the exception of off road.
You reckon?.....you forgot the MSX3 ?
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