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Old 10-25-2011, 12:34 AM   #46
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Ran my 17.5 Sonic tonight at WCRC for the first time onroad, and wow, very smooth and fast. I have used the Duo3, Ballistic, and Speed Passion and this motor definitely felt much smoother (I understand what people are saying) and it actually seemed a bit faster tonight compared to guys running Duo3, Ballistic, LRP and Thunder Power. I did increase the timing and gear it according to Rick's setup and I can say it is very impressive.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:35 AM   #47
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Ask at your local hobby shop. Most of them should be able to get you one within a week, and anybody who doesn't normaly carry one and wont sell it to you for what you can buy it on a-main for is retarded. Being a local hobby shop myself I know when someone is willing to walk into your shop and offer you a few bucks to prepay and order somthing you dont have to sit on and sell its quite common they will give you the deal.

I just had a bad experiance with a Revtech 17.5 in blinky touring. No excess heat and the motor somehow managed to burn up on me under 140* I've got a reedy sonic on order to try next.
We hear of a good few Revtech blowing lately....
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I tried a 17.5 Sonic this past Sunday. Impressive! It was very smooth. I personally prefer aggressive motors but it was easy to drive very consistently! Max timing and 3.84 FDR, temps came off about 145ish with a fan.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:56 AM   #49
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just curious any one might have a roll out for 12scale 17.5 boosted.

would be great.

I'm using a tekin. so if by chance you have a setting for the Tekin with boosted. I would love to see you hot wire set up.

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:08 AM   #50
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The main motor to have in 13.5 has been the LRP x12's.

Has anyone else tried the Reedy against their LRP's and what changes were made, the previous page had someone giving their experience.

Anyone else have any info they can share, preferably for mid size asphalt?

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just curious any one might have a roll out for 12scale 17.5 boosted.

would be great.

I'm using a tekin. so if by chance you have a setting for the Tekin with boosted. I would love to see your hot wire set up.

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:12 PM   #52
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Reedy Sonic Update: as i commented on earlier, the motor continues to impress. Family obligations limit my racing time, but this weekend I ran both 17.5 blinky and 13.5 boosted 1/12th scale. Carpet tract 100x48

roll-out for 17.5 = 89mm

roll-out for 13.5 = 71mm

LPR speedo set at 0 / 8 / 8/ 6. I have one question perhaps someone from ASC or LRP can respond... I'm assuming with the LRP SXX v2 the Reedy Sonic motors qualify as whats described in the instruction manual as "all other motors"... that is non-LRP x12 and k4
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Car looked real good Carl!!...... Nice to see the family hang out and cheer you on...... Hope to see you real soon...... Might have something next time your out to give you a run in 1/12 scale.....
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:54 PM   #54
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You would be correct with your description, "All other motors"

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Reedy Sonic Update: as i commented on earlier, the motor continues to impress. Family obligations limit my racing time, but this weekend I ran both 17.5 blinky and 13.5 boosted 1/12th scale. Carpet tract 100x48

roll-out for 17.5 = 89mm

roll-out for 13.5 = 71mm

LPR speedo set at 0 / 8 / 8/ 6. I have one question perhaps someone from ASC or LRP can respond... I'm assuming with the LRP SXX v2 the Reedy Sonic motors qualify as whats described in the instruction manual as "all other motors"... that is non-LRP x12 and k4
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #55
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Does anyone have a tekin rs 17.5 setup using the Reedy Sonic. i know Hara ran it in Vegas but can't find one.

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Does anyone know how to adjust the timing on the new Sonic motors further than the last line? I'm running 17.5 and see that many people adjust to the center of the screw but I cannot seem to push it any more than a little bit past the last line. Is this normal? Even with this much timing and perfect gearing for my track the motor only hits about 120 deg...but I heard that the newer Sonic motors cannot go as far as the older ones.
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Does anyone know how to adjust the timing on the new Sonic motors further than the last line? I'm running 17.5 and see that many people adjust to the center of the screw but I cannot seem to push it any more than a little bit past the last line. Is this normal? Even with this much timing and perfect gearing for my track the motor only hits about 120 deg...but I heard that the newer Sonic motors cannot go as far as the older ones.
have you tried gearing it a little harder? I ran a 4.2 FDR in blinky 17.5 with my duo3, 4.4 with my Revtech (til it went neuclear :fire and I'm at a 4.09 right now with my Reedy and need to go lower.. durring testing I lost a layshaft screw for my TC6 and didnt grab any spares yet.. stupid me
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mine swivels way past the center of the screw in a relatively unobstructed fashion. like double what the distance is from '0' to the screw itself.

we can sit here and talk about it, but i would recommend taking the motor apart in order to get a closer look at the endbell. it SHOULD spin somewhat freely if the 3 screws locking it down are backed off a little. given that it does not, it is likely that there is something bent or binding in that area.

note - those three locking screws do not need to be very tight to do their job effectively.
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Im looking at running one of these in 21.5 Touring car.

Has anyone had any experience with the 21.5T motors?
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Im looking at running one of these in 21.5 Touring car.

Has anyone had any experience with the 21.5T motors?
Yes.

I had the opportunity to try one in an F1 at iic, full timing, and it boogies down the straight, with plenty infield.
Nice low temps too.
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