Novak GTB 5.5 brushless - Too POWERFUL? I guess for some that can't handle it. It's just a fact of life that some people can't drive MOD and some can. If you are having problems not being able to handle a fast motor I would suggest looking at your setup and trying a different one (or new tire of the right compound for you track). I was testing my 5.5 yesterday in a XXXT. Yay baby
It was powerful but extremely controllable. I have not tried the 6.5, yet.
Reedy brushless- decided to wait and see what the reviews were from people that actually bought one with their own money, and glad that I did. There seems to be a lot of problems from a lot of people that bought this system. Yes, not everyone is having problems but most are, judging by those that are posting about their actual purchases. Reedy brushless seems to be similiar to Spectrum, alot of early problems and was probably shipped a little early before the obvious bugs were worked out. Now Spectrum rocks for me and the Reedy will probaby get it together after a while, just not now.
I also have a Hacker brushless- It sucks for onroad. Just my opinion from my actual experience with the one I bought.
How fast is the 5.5? I did not have a radar gun to tell exactly but in a TC4 I have not doubt that it would easily go 50 with the right gearing and good batteries(IB3800 1.2v are everywhere now).
The problem you will have with a TC4 is when you go to turn
I suggest using a car you don't mind smashing to smitherines for 60 or 70 mph runs
The 5.5 is more powerful than the 6.5 according to Novak. The brushless motors are very torqueie(?). Which just means that you gear them differently to get into the powerband that suits your situation(Track, car, driver style, track temp., etc...).
"I can even hit 80% speed on my offroad track, nevermind my really long driveway either,"
ummm...I guess the driveway isn't all that long. I suggest different gearing to hit top speed in a given distance... kind of like getting the proper gearing for your track