Originally Posted by narcotiks
Which lrp speedy would you use for 13.5 boosted ? or just normal 13.5?
The Stock Spec is the one specifically made for spec motors (17.5, 13.5, 10.5) using blinky or boost. The software is tailored for those wind motors, although some say that in blinky it doesn't matter.
On the Stock Spec for blinky you set 'boost' and 'feel' to 0 to get blinky mode. For the TC and Comp, you only have to set 'boost' to 0 for blinky, allowing you to adjust 'feel'. Can't really get anyone to explain it the same way twice, but I gather that 'feel' is basically like adjusting throttle curve with expo with some 'special current limiting software' from LRP thrown into the mix. I've played with it some in my Stock Spec, and that's what it seems like to me. Some say that because you can adjust 'feel' independant of 'boost' that the TC or Comp are the ones to have for pure blinky. I think that if you can only get one, AND you're in spec wind motors, AND you want the best software for boost as well, your money is best spent on a Stock Spec.
For boosted profiles FOR SPEC WIND MOTORS, the Stock Spec has been demonstrated to have a more agressive boost profile best suited for spec wind racing (easily on par with the Tekin in overall speeds). Many find that using the Comp or TC version with boosted spec winds to be 'soft' in overall boost and speed. Get faster than a 10.5, though, and you'll want a Comp or TC, as the software is tailored to help better manage the power and torque of the lower wind motors.
I just recently changed out a Tekin RS for a LRP Stock Spec in 17.5 blinky touring car. MUCH smoother, speed is about even between the two in blinky. Because of the feel of the LRP suiting my driving style over the Tekin, I was able to pick up 2-3 laps on our indoor carpet track.
Boosted, there is NO DOUBT that the Tekin has the advantage in tunability (being able to use that flexibility to generate speed is up to the user, requires a HotWire/laptop). LRP has the advantage in simplicity (requires only pushing buttons and counting blinks).
With Tekin 212 software and the linear 1/1 throttle curve, the Tekin feels rather soft for the first 2/3rds of throttle throw, and the last 1/3rd is like flicking a light switch. I hear rumors that 214 software is supposed to address this somewhat, as well as change out some functionality with blinky mode (requiring a HotWire/laptop to get into and out of blinky).
Hands down, Tekin has service figured out. 99% of the time for service/repair work you get a new item sent out to you. LRP is know to move at the speed of stop.
Either way, they're both top notch speedos.
At my track, competative = LRP, Tekin, or Viper. I'm pretty sure that 14 of the 17 blinky TC entries this week were Tekin.