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RC Glossary


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Shaft Drive --

Refers to a 4WD model that uses a driveshaft to transfer power to the front and rear wheels. For off road models, this is the norm, since the amount of suspension travel would render belts useless. But, for on road models (i.e. touring cars), the debate between whether shaft drive or belt drive is the best is never ending. In essence, shaft drive models tend to be more responsive and less likely to be 'jammed' by debris that belt drive models, but they are not as efficient and have additional rotating mass.
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