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View Poll Results: What type of drive system do you prefer?
Gear Drive 23 31.08%
Chain Drive 44 59.46%
Other Drive Transfer Type (Elaborate) 7 9.46%
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:54 PM
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Re: Chain or Gear Drive?

If your HS chain isn't relatively straight, will your drive train generally over heat more often than with straight HS chain?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:43 AM
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chain drive and gear shift
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Re: Chain or Gear Drive?

My team has only used Chain Drive. I have experimented with a Gear Drive, but it is not as flexible as the Chain Drive.

I prefer Chain Drive just because of the freedom you have. It also looks cool
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:06 AM
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Re: Chain or Gear Drive?

Wow, a resurrection of a 2009 thread. I personally like high strength chain because it doesn't slip as easily as gears (without lots of pressure holding them together), but it also introduces more friction, and slightly increases the lag between motor movement and wheel movement.
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Re: Chain or Gear Drive?

I would rather make my base with HS chain and sprockets in stead of spur gears. It's cause I can easily change my ratio, at various times.
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Re: Chain or Gear Drive?

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I would rather make my base with HS chain and sprockets in stead of spur gears. It's cause I can easily change my ratio, at various times.
We like using gears to combine the motors' power and then power a single sprocket so it's easy to change the ratio like you said.
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