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Old 11-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #796
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I've been looking at the Reedy Sonic 6.5, at a fair price of $89.99 with free shipping sounds like a winner to me. I race 1/8 every thing and Tekno sct410. I don't mind spending money but I like saving it too. I would love to hear from the guys that are familiar with this motor, run it or have friend that runs one. If the Orion is a must I'll buy it but at my skill level if the Reedy is a good motor I wouldn't mind saving $30 or $40. I know this next question doesn't have any thing to do with this forum, just like a small bit of info without having to search for it. Just got done with a 200 mile drive from a day of practice on a new indoor track. I almost forgot the question, what's the internal gear ratio of a Losi 22 buggy. Amain it almost giving them away so I thought since I know nearly nothing about 1/10 buggies I would put one of them together using electronics I have in stock just to get a feel of 1/10 buggy racing. I know it won't be as fast as the new HB buggy but it will give me the feel for it and it will give me something to play with before the release in January. I hope it's sooner, January is just a guess on my part.
Been using reedy motors since they were released. Great motors. Had 6.5 for my wheelers, 13.5 and 5.5 for tc. The only reason why I want out is just to try something different. Been using the same brand for too long. I don't like to stick to one brand on anything, maybe except lipos. For 1/10 motors it's kind of a ripoff when price is more than $100 not much of a performance advantage, if any. The peak racing(orion rebadged) I bought is the older version, not the vst2. Bottom line you won't be disappointed with reedy motors. Hope this helps
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Been using reedy motors since they were released. Great motors. Had 6.5 for my wheelers, 13.5 and 5.5 for tc. The only reason why I want out is just to try something different. Been using the same brand for too long. I don't like to stick to one brand on anything, maybe except lipos. For 1/10 motors it's kind of a ripoff when price is more than $100 not much of a performance advantage, if any. The peak racing(orion rebadged) I bought is the older version, not the vst2. Bottom line you won't be disappointed with reedy motors. Hope this helps
I appreciate your input, I'm right on the edge of hitting the buy button on a Reedy Sonic 6.5. I recieved a pm from a gentleman that suggested it would be a good idea not to mix motor and the esc. I understand that completly but I have a minor problem. I have three brand new Castle MMP's, they've treated me real well over the years, plus like I said I have a few of them. My question is do you guys thing I should go for the MMP or buy the matching esc? I have a ton of money invested in 1/8 buggy and truggy racing, last season the nearest real track was about 300 miles south of Portland. So I'm getting into 1/10 big time. I bought a Tekno SCT410 powered with a MMP connected a sensor wire to a MMP and it rips, sooth too, yesterday I purchased a Losi 22, great deal amain is almost giving them away and when it hits the market the new Hot Bodies buggy. I used to race all Hot Bodies buggies and truggies converted with Tekno v4 chassis kits so this switching to little rigs is so new too me, I'm like a fish out of water. I dont' think one of my Castle MM's and Castle 1600 on 5s would be too 1/10 friendly, no I'm retarded just have goofy sense of humer. My ex wifes didn't look at it that way but I do!!

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Jerry, if this is your initial step into 2wd 1/10 buggy, I would not suggest a 6.5! Start with a 17.5 OR if you absolutely must have a mod motor in a 2wd, then an 8.5 will be more than enough... Richard
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Jerry, if this is your initial step into 2wd 1/10 buggy, I would not suggest a 6.5! Start with a 17.5 OR if you absolutely must have a mod motor in a 2wd, then an 8.5 will be more than enough... Richard
Just to get my son and I rolling with our new Losi 22's I have two Castle 3800kv motors. Not the ideal motor for 2wd buggy, but it'll get us some track time until we decide if we want to run stock or mod class. To start we're going cheap with what we have in stock, not a Castle 2200 or any thing silly like that. Yea a 6.5 in a 2wd buggy would be way too much fun, when I say fun it's fun to have the front tires in the air most of the time. Not real good for lap times. The 6.5 will land in a HB D413 when they're released, soon I hope, at least by Christmas.
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I know it's been asked 1000 times, we have big meetings coming soon, and I picked up a cheap B44 just to get back into 10th buggy, but if a date is not released soon, even a pre-order date, I'm going to have to buy the new Sworks car. They are fantastic on our loose bumpy tracks.

Has any testing of the HB car been done in loose bumpy track conditions?

I really want this car, but can't wait months.
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I know it's been asked 1000 times, we have big meetings coming soon, and I picked up a cheap B44 just to get back into 10th buggy, but if a date is not released soon, even a pre-order date, I'm going to have to buy the new Sworks car. They are fantastic on our loose bumpy tracks.

Has any testing of the HB car been done in loose bumpy track conditions?

I really want this car, but can't wait months.
I'm not sure how bumpy you're talking about...and this track isn't really all that bumpy but it is outdoor and not the same nearly onroad track that Worlds was. 3 D413s in the A Main, including Torrance.

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For the rear it has 12mm hexes. It is compatible with all the usual 12mm hex rear wheels (AE, Kyosho, TLR, PL, JC, AKA, etc.)

For the front the kit includes BOTH 12mm and 9.8mm hexes. The included HB wheels uses the 12mm hex. The included 9.8mm hexes are compatible with the TLR-22 2WD buggy front wheels.

That's not a typo - the offset compatibility is with the 2WD TLR-22 front which PL, JC, and AKA have versions of. The usual 4WD fronts from the major wheel companies can be made to fit but the hex fit will be a little tight and the front total track width will end up a little narrow. for some reason the hex on the TLR-22 is 9.8mm and the rest of 4WD wheels are 9.5mm. Why there's a 0.3mm difference between the 2WD and 4WD i don't know. The wheel offsets are different as well but during the design phase I studied all the available wheels and I preferred the TLR-22 offset.
I find this very interesting. The tlr 22 offset would be great because, well I have a 22 buggy. But the 4x4 wheels are normally wider in the front no? And is the 12mm front hex the same as anyone elses offset? Or a custom HB offset?
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22 front wheels are identical in width to my B44 fronts.
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hmm, really? I have not owned a wheeler since the xxx-4 initial release. I tried sc 4x4 for fun, but it was not for me. I guess my concern would be how well the 22 wheels hold up. That hex is thin and not really well supported. But time will tell. But its nice that I can use my front and rear wheels from my 22 buggy on this platform. Looks liek tower carries a lot of HB cars as well, so the coupon code and free shipping will be nice.
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hmm, really? I have not owned a wheeler since the xxx-4 initial release. I tried sc 4x4 for fun, but it was not for me. I guess my concern would be how well the 22 wheels hold up. That hex is thin and not really well supported. But time will tell. But its nice that I can use my front and rear wheels from my 22 buggy on this platform. Looks liek tower carries a lot of HB cars as well, so the coupon code and free shipping will be nice.
Are the 22 wheels wider than the B4.X? For sure the JC B4 wheels I use are narrower than the wheels from the old HB D4 Cyclone that are the same as the Caster wheels (I run both). The tires are wider for sure as well.

And I would say yes the front hex is thin but it seems to be holding up just fine.
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Are the 22 wheels wider than the B4.X? For sure the JC B4 wheels I use are narrower than the wheels from the old HB D4 Cyclone that are the same as the Caster wheels (I run both). The tires are wider for sure as well.

And I would say yes the front hex is thin but it seems to be holding up just fine.
I am unsure. Historically, wheelers had wider front wheels than the 2wd counter parts. I had a set of zx5 fronts when I owned the RGB6 and they were definitely wider looking. I might still have a set of b4 fronts running around, I will compare to my 22 fronts.
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The 22 front wheel is slightly narrower. The yellow wheel shown is a TLR-22 front, the white wheel is an HB D413 front.




Ty uses PL #2734-04
http://prolineracing.com/wheels/velo...hite-wheels-22


The reason I chose the 22's offset is because it has a flat dish compared to the typical 4WD wheel which has a convex dish. The convex dish makes the wheel nut stick out further past the tire making it more prone to getting snagged on track pipes/borders. Also when going through tech the max width includes the wheel nuts so with the convex shaped dish you end up with a narrower front track width (center line distance between the two front tires) from the same maximum width (wheel nut to wheel nut).
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I wonder why the PL 22 wheel is wider. /weird. thanks for the info TG. Now get the car out before I buy something i regret, lol
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