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View Poll Results: If you would like to buy a new kit,which type you prefer?Shaft Drive or Belt Drive?
Shaft Drive(such as NTC3;FW05R;LD3/CD3...etc.) 36 50.70%
Belt Drive(such as 710R;V-one-series;MTX3;G4...etc.) 36 50.70%
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:24 PM   #16
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The way I understand it is theres more lag with shaft drive because there is a gap in the gears (gear mesh) where a belt drive car has no lage between power from the rear to front.

Personaly i have always prefrered belts for nitro, though i loved my TC3 for indoors.
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Old 05-20-2004, 11:43 PM   #17
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But I want to kick manti's ass
You are also after manti's a$$ ???

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SHAFTS!!!!

Belts are used to hold up your pants!
jk i have a mtx-3 and ntc3
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Old 05-21-2004, 05:33 AM   #19
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I rather shaft but I am from 1/8 buggy background. I have seen my friends work on his belt drive car (v1s), It looked much more complex then working on shaft drive! But can't say Ive taken much notice of others working on their belt drive cars..

S.Stew, apparently from what I read on the "belt Vs shaft" threads, there is more lag in belt.
The lag from "gap" in the gears you are talking about ? that would be comparable to the "lag" from the slight slop you have in new drive cups..

also from what others have said , as shaft is more responsive it requires different throttle input to belt car (different drive style?) You need to speak to someone who has driven and got used to both cars! not just tried one and didnt like it (ie gave up before learning)

I have 0.8 gearing ordered for my LD3 woohoo
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Gimmee the Shaft, Belts are for running alternators and such.
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Old 05-21-2004, 01:23 PM   #21
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then you better get a shaft just to be fair!
I think you are RIGHT! Even get the same car with him. Otherwise he will have excuses.....
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You are also after manti's a$$ ???
Do you mean his a$$ is expensive?
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SHAFTS!!!!

Belts are used to hold up your pants!
jk i have a mtx-3 and ntc3
Belts should be used for SM.....

Oops...I mean all Safety Motors have safety belts.

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I have 0.8 gearing ordered for my LD3 woohoo
You should get CD3 PRO CONVERSION KIT.
Hint....two shorter shafts shake less than one long shaft....
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Belts should be used for SM.....

Oops...I mean all Safety Motors have safety belts.
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Still, if I have to pick one.....my NTC3 is the one I will keep and still the fastest TC that I have ever driven....
But again, I have a dream.................SERPENT and MUGEN, when are you guys going to develope a shaft car....? Go copy NTC3 and add the DRS with centax 3 and Mugen drop down throttle servos idea.....
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Might be better to copy the FW05 (a copy of 1/8 buggies if we must )...
I have the LD3 (NTC3 copy/upgrade <grin>) and I may look at the CD3 Upgrade when its out.. I don't know but, im happy with the LD3 and if its not broke............

One good thing about Center Drive (FW05/CD3) design is you can use better exhaust pipes..
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Have you guys asked yourself, why R/C cars of King of Nitro classes 1/8th On-Road are all BELT DRIVEN......????

Anyway, I don't think one or the other is better, it's just a question of Driving Styles, but with more power belt driven cars are easer to handle, shaft driven cars are to abrupt.

My personal opinion.
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Might be better to copy the FW05 (a copy of 1/8 buggies if we must )...
I have the LD3 (NTC3 copy/upgrade <grin>) and I may look at the CD3 Upgrade when its out.. I don't know but, im happy with the LD3 and if its not broke............

One good thing about Center Drive (FW05/CD3) design is you can use better exhaust pipes..
Does CD3 conversion kit works in NTC3? That is interesting to know.....more $$$ to spend and try to be FW-05R....LOL
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