what chassis is the best to start out with?

Discussion in 'RC General & Getting Started' started by nekmiyevo2, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. SpArKeY_STi

    SpArKeY_STi Guest

    Wow... what i would suggust to you is to do some google searches. Go to the company's websites (Hpiracing.com, Teamassociated.com ect) and read on them. As for what they cost, check Towerhobbies.com Its not what the car can do, its what you do with the car. Cause i can make a belt drive perform better then a shaft drive, but it has drawbacks. And viseversa.
  2. nekmiyevo2

    nekmiyevo2 Guest

    "but it has drawbacks. And viseversa."
    so what does that mean?
  3. SpArKeY_STi

    SpArKeY_STi Guest

    it means just as it says. You can make a belt drive perform like a shaft drive. meaning you can get shaft drive performance from a belt, and vise versa. One has different propertys over the other.

    But like i said, what you need to do is just research before you buy one. Go out, buy a year of RCDriver, RCCaraction, RCNitro something of those, Check company websites, go out and look at the cars and decide what you think would be best for you.
  4. rcdrifter

    rcdrifter Guest


    RC touring cars have two basic design philosophies: shaft drive,
    and belt drive transmissions.

    Shaft drive transmissions uses aluminum or graphite composite
    shafts to connect the front and rear gearbox to provide 4 wheel

    Belt drive transmissions use composite belts (e.g. aramid) to
    connect the front and rear gearbox to provide 4 wheel drive.

    Which one is better?

    It depends on what you are looking for. If you want a car that is
    easy to clean and requires little maintenance, then choose a shaft
    drive car like the Associated TC3.

    On the other hand, if you want a car that is lighter, try belt drive
    cars like the HPI Sprint.

    Personally I have owned several shaft drive and belt drive cars.
    Here is my personal insight and opinion.

    * Shaft drive transmissions are smoother but heavier.
    * Belt drive transmissions are lighter.
    * Belt drive cars seem to be faster and more stable when cornering.
    * Shaft drive cars seem to have higher top speeds.
    * I prefer shaft drive transmissions because of the low
    maintenance factor.
    * Belt drive transmissions are more susceptible to damage from
    small pebbles.

    Bottom line, I prefer shaft drive cars for playing around, and
    prefer belt drive cars when racing. Note that this is based on my
    personal preference and driving style.

    Courtesy of Rc Cars Ezine Issue 9
  5. nekmiyevo2

    nekmiyevo2 Guest

    I always have trouble of turning... so I guess belt drive would work better then the shaft drve
    "* Belt drive transmissions are more susceptible to damage from
    small pebbles. "
    so what does it mean?
    which part? the belt?
  6. SpArKeY_STi

    SpArKeY_STi Guest

    Anypart can be destroyed by pebbles. The belt, the spurs, all of it. But like i said, instead of just asking question after question with simple awnsers, do some research. Also, it may not be the drive that makes it hard for you to turn, you may just need some pratice, you are probly pushing it and its bouncing or pulling.
  7. rcdrifter

    rcdrifter Guest

    nekmiyevo2, Im working on some FAQ and "new to the game" templates for building a drifter and for just overall getting an idea of what needs to be put together for a drifter vs. regular track rc car....
  8. nekmiyevo2

    nekmiyevo2 Guest

    but where?
  9. rcdrifter

    rcdrifter Guest

    They are not done yet, they are still being written up by the moderators and some contributing editors I will post them up as soon as they are available.