Originally Posted by sbrumbaugh
We have used direct drive for the last several years. 1 Cim on a toughbox nano connected to our wheels for mecanum years and we used the Nano to drive our chain duening our last tank year. I don't like the idea of plastic in any way a part of our drivetrain, but i guess we don't have a choice if we want to continue our standard build practices. Thanks for the input all!
Team Stealth 1802
From someone who used a lot of plastic gearbox housings over the years, before and after his time at AndyMark: You'll be pleasantly surprised. Other than making sure any thread locker used is safe for polycarbonate, I can't think of any operational change. (Better would be to use 10-32 screws with a nylon patch.)
Since they're the default option in an AM14U-series chassis I've probably seen thousands of Toughbox Minis in use, some in some really abusive applications, and I'm really struggling to remember a case where the plastic housing failed.