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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, 10:14 AM   #1
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If you would like to buy a new kit,which type you prefer?Shaft Drive or Belt Drive?
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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If you would like to buy a new kit,which type you prefer?Shaft Drive or Belt Drive?
i ran serpent (belt drive)for many years now im going to try the Kyosho FW-05R !(shaft drive)
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If you would like to buy a new kit,which type you prefer?Shaft Drive or Belt Drive?
Belt drive

I started with the SuperTen (a lumbering version of the FW05) and I've tried the NTC3. One thing is for sure, I don't like the complication of dismantling shaft driven cars so far ...

I know that Kawahara has a mod for the FW05. Although it makes the shaft system skewed, it apparently helps reduce dismantling time.

Finally though, I can't drive shaft driven cars as well as belt driven cars. I don't know about others on this but I feel there is a change in driving style required to get the best out of it.
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Belt drive

I started with the SuperTen (a lumbering version of the FW05) and I've tried the NTC3. One thing is for sure, I don't like the complication of dismantling shaft driven cars so far ...

I know that Kawahara has a mod for the FW05. Although it makes the shaft system skewed, it apparently helps reduce dismantling time.

Finally though, I can't drive shaft driven cars as well as belt driven cars. I don't know about others on this but I feel there is a change in driving style required to get the best out of it.
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:30 AM   #5
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i ran serpent (belt drive)for many years now im going to try the Kyosho FW-05R !(shaft drive)
I have the same thought with you. Play belt kit many years and would like to try shaft kit......
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I have the same thought with you. Play belt kit many years and would like to try shaft kit......
it should have a faster respond than the belts and maybe more freeflowing.
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:44 AM   #7
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hey all. I just have to say that I have a NTC3 and R4o. I have found that the TC3 does seem to not have the drag as the r40 and feels more planted, in the corners. However the R40 is a bit eaiser to work on.

just my 2 cents.

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Belt drive

I started with the SuperTen (a lumbering version of the FW05) and I've tried the NTC3. One thing is for sure, I don't like the complication of dismantling shaft driven cars so far ...

I know that Kawahara has a mod for the FW05. Although it makes the shaft system skewed, it apparently helps reduce dismantling time.

Finally though, I can't drive shaft driven cars as well as belt driven cars. I don't know about others on this but I feel there is a change in driving style required to get the best out of it.
I also had one FW-04 many years ago.But just can't remember its performance....

I think the complication issue is not a big problem to me. If you know what kit I play now... Take out my car's radio tray,you need to loose 12PCS screws....it's belt drive car,too.....
How about those buggy guys?
You need a electric-screwdriver to let maintaining faster...
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hey all. I just have to say that I have a NTC3 and R4o. I have found that the TC3 does seem to not have the drag as the r40 and feels more planted, in the corners. However the R40 is a bit eaiser to work on.

just my 2 cents.

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I also had one FW-04 many years ago.But just can't remember its performance....
Well, how about NO performance

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I think the complication issue is not a big problem to me. If you know what kit I play now... Take out my car's radio tray,you need to loose 12PCS screws....it's belt drive car,too.....
How about those buggy guys?
You need a electric-screwdriver to let maintaining faster...
True, and it depends on personal prefs. I don't mind complications and I like fiddling. I just prefer that things are simpler and quicker during a race.
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-planted=I was able to take corners harder and faster withe the tc3 rather then w/ my belt car..
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I have the same thought with you. Play belt kit many years and would like to try shaft kit......
dino! I thought u say 1/10th is for boys, and real men run 1/8th?

I still like belt more
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Gimmee the Shaft, Belts are for running alternators and such.
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dino! I thought u say 1/10th is for boys, and real men run 1/8th?
Hey,guy. You still remember what I said?

But I want to kick manti's ass so I have to buy a 1/10 touring first.....then fly to HK.....
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then you better get a shaft just to be fair!
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