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    Posted: 09 August 2004 at 2:27pm
which ones is better? and what are the difference? which one is responsive???
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Both are just as good, and have positives and negatives.

Shaft tends to be tougher, belt more fragile.

Belts tend to be more free and quitter.

Down to preference.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2004 at 3:30pm

id say shaft is better when it comes to strength and realibitly, but belts tend to b a lil bit quieter, and shaft r probably more responsive cuz u could have the belt slipping if u run a motor 2 fast

personally id go 4 shaft cuz sound dow really make a difference

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Shaft or belt, really doesn't make much difference in car performance.  A shaft drive car may have a slight advantage in initial acceleration (first couple feet) but you give up some ability to balance the car weight from side to side and a lot of the shaft cars have problems with stripping gears in crashes.  With proper belt tension and occational belt replacement, you will almost never strip a gear or belt without something like a rock getting into the drivetrain.  Unless you never make a single mistake on the track, any "advantage" of a shaft drive will be wiped out with one crash.  The most important componant of any car is the suspension.  No drivetrain will make up for bad suspension design or poor setup.

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Spot on
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Yup, each has it's own dis/advantages; all of whihc are minimal. There are lots of other things (such as handling) that make much more of a difference.
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just a quick question..... Is it possible the electric RC can beat the nitro RC with in 100ft.  ??? if you compare The Schumacher Mi2 and the Schumacher Fusion......
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To 100' from a dead stop, I would say it is possible.

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DAMN!!!
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Why ?
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Originally posted by _MO_ _MO_ wrote:

To 100' from a dead stop, I would say it is possible.

I'd go even one better and say "most likely" an electric would beat a nitro in a 100' drag

I'll let you know in a couple of weeks when I get mine finished

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Cool!!! can you pls let me know what happen and what pinion did you use and the spur gear too? by the way what motor you running? thanks bro.!!!
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