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    Metal or steel spur gear

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    Personally, I like running a plastic spur. While metal spur gears can create more noise, I find it's not always the case. For me, while using a plastic spur I feel like I get more life out of my pinion. Finally, if something is to go wrong, I'd rather destroy a plastic spur gear then potentially destroy both a metal pinion and spur. There's no real "evidence" to prove one a vastly superior than the other, they both have their pros and cons. I choose plastic.
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    If you decide metal, use some chain lube on the gear mesh before u run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pede Pede View Post
    Personally, I like running a plastic spur. While metal spur gears can create more noise, I find it's not always the case. For me, while using a plastic spur I feel like I get more life out of my pinion. Finally, if something is to go wrong, I'd rather destroy a plastic spur gear then potentially destroy both a metal pinion and spur. There's no real "evidence" to prove one a vastly superior than the other, they both have their pros and cons. I choose plastic.
    +1 if a metal spur goes wrong it will cost so much more and if a plastic one can handle a 2200kv motor why go metal.....peace
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    Plastic fantastic....I'd cry if I spent 40 on a Metal Spur gear and that to got damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer View Post
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    Bad. Plastic gears are cheap and last a long time if you set the mesh correctly. If you make that part stronger (the designed in weak/cheap part), you're going to break the next weakes part which is likely to cost a lot more to replace. Plastic gears can take a lot of 3S when you've got everything set up right. If you're breaking them quickly, look for the root cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROB311952 View Post
    Bad. Plastic gears are cheap and last a long time if you set the mesh correctly. If you make that part stronger (the designed in weak/cheap part), you're going to break the next weakes part which is likely to cost a lot more to replace. Plastic gears can take a lot of 3S when you've got everything set up right. If you're breaking them quickly, look for the root cause.
    +1 the "next weakest part" principle. Stick with nylon spurs or you'll puree your gearbox...
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