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Old 11-14-2011, 10:19 PM   #346
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Hey Kelly of course I remember you! 1/12 on asphalt has been a hard sell lately. We hope that the RROC will grow again and we feel it will but even at its biggest a 160 person field is about all that we can handle. It is worth exploring but I bet we could not get 15 guys to race 1/12. If the race was on carpet it could possibly be something that could be popular.
15 drivers to race 12th mod at NorCal shouldn't be hard to find.

I doubt many of the top drivers would enter as they probably don't get paid to race 12th scale, and it would seriously impact their program in the TC class.
But it would be so cool to have a 12th class there !
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:24 PM   #347
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15 drivers to race 12th mod at NorCal shouldn't be hard to find.

I doubt many of the top drivers would enter as they probably don't get paid to race 12th scale, and it would seriously impact their program in the TC class.
But it would be so cool to have a 12th class there !
I'm with daivd on this one If people saw that 12th mod was seen as a class on the RROC advertisement then perhaps their would be a showing of apocalyptic proportions ...lol

Really from a certain point of view revamping 12th scale could be considered an retro thing. Many companies and some in the RC world are bringing back old companies like checkpoint and revtech, etc... And what's more retro than Reedy?

Also look how some amazing drivers raced the F1 at IIC

I mean 12th is the original class and still way faster than TC but 12th is not as good as TC for marketing or RC company profits

But it would be so cool if 12th we're at the RROC

Would really maybe make it fun if one could be a RROC champion in WGT also

Imagine all the 12th scale drivers *John Lennon* ...lol
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:53 PM   #348
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Thanks for the setup advice, Rick. Dropped hot lap by 2 tenths and added an extra lap with the new settings. I've got one of the motors that won't crank past the screw. Temp never went over 120.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:50 AM   #349
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Guys, is it true these motors have a gread driveability? I run touring cars both in stock class 13.5T and modified class and in this class i usually run HPI Flux 6.5T with 8.00fdr.
Now i wanna try Sonic in mod class, but i can't make a decision between 5.0T, 5.5T or 6.5T. Can you give me any suggestions?
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Maybe i will go for 5.0T....
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I probably shouldn't interfere with Reedy's press releases or product info here on r/c tech, but this has been advertised on the Reedy twitter page -

http://www.reedypower.com/products/details/601/


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Old 01-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #352
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Guys, is it true these motors have a gread driveability? I run touring cars both in stock class 13.5T and modified class and in this class i usually run HPI Flux 6.5T with 8.00fdr.
Now i wanna try Sonic in mod class, but i can't make a decision between 5.0T, 5.5T or 6.5T. Can you give me any suggestions?
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Maybe i will go for 5.0T....
I always run a 5.0. But if you are on a smaller track or want to try something a little faster than the 6.5, a 5.5 would be a good choice.

Unless you are on a very large track, 13.5 and mod lap times can be very close. Make sure you don't over power your car so that you can remain consistent. I like to think that if you can go faster (over an entire run) with your stock motor than your mod motor, your mod motor is too fast.

Th Sonic does have a very good feel in my opinion. It is hard to explain but for me it is like your trigger finger is better connected with the car.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #353
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I plan to run 13.5 bliky class (ETS super stock) and would like to use Reedy LiPos. Should I go with the 5000 35C (less weight) or would be the 5500 60C any advantage!? The Speedo has 90A Burst Current and the currants of the 5000 are way over that.

I,m not much into electric theory so any advice!?

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some folks are telling me that Reedy is the same as Gens Ace, or atleast coming from the same factory

is this true? having hard time believing
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I Have a cracked 2s lipo, the cells are fine, are replacement cases available?
also i need to replace the can on my 17.5 sonic as one of the three screws is stripped.
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Can someone make a rollout comparison to the Revtech, for 17.5 Blinky 12th?

ie: If Im running 95mm with the Revtech, should I start lower/higher/same with the Sonic?

Ive heard the Sonic likes to pull a good amount of gear... true?
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Can someone make a rollout comparison to the Revtech, for 17.5 Blinky 12th?

ie: If Im running 95mm with the Revtech, should I start lower/higher/same with the Sonic?

Ive heard the Sonic likes to pull a good amount of gear... true?
So far, regardless of rotor, the Sonic definitely takes more gear over the Revtech.

Rev set-up (stock rotor); timing -1.5 marks from max 98mm.

Sonic set-up (stock rotor); at start of screw socket, 101mm.

Sonic with #954 rotor; at start of screw, 99mm.

To be honest I don't have as much time on the stock rotor in 12th scale as I would like, but it is definitely a good starting point!

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So far, regardless of rotor, the Sonic definitely takes more gear over the Revtech.

Rev set-up (stock rotor); timing -1.5 marks from max 98mm.

Sonic set-up (stock rotor); at start of screw socket, 101mm.

Sonic with #954 rotor; at start of screw, 99mm.

To be honest I don't have as much time on the stock rotor in 12th scale as I would like, but it is definitely a good starting point!

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Mike, that is very helpful... thank you.

I have been using the Revtech exclusively in 17.5 12th, but after reading so many posts on the Sonic... especially regarding its lack of fade, I had to try it out. With the Revtech I was rolled out @ 97mm, timing set between the last and 2nd to last hash marks. It looks like your suggested starting point will mesh pretty well with where I was at before.

I am definitely going to try the stock 12.5 rotor in the Sonic before moving to the 12.3. The #954 rotor is the 12.3 x 24.2, correct?

Also, if I get a newer Sonic with the new timing measurements and end cap, where should I set it for comparable timing to "start of screw"?
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Also, if I get a newer Sonic with the new timing measurements and end cap, where should I set it for comparable timing to "start of screw"?
Using this pic, I would (conservatively) use the center of the Reedy logo as your pointer (as it looks consistent from cap to cap in relation to the sensor) to get a comparative idea of were to start.

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Mike, that is very helpful... thank you.

I have been using the Revtech exclusively in 17.5 12th, but after reading so many posts on the Sonic... especially regarding its lack of fade, I had to try it out. With the Revtech I was rolled out @ 97mm, timing set between the last and 2nd to last hash marks. It looks like your suggested starting point will mesh pretty well with where I was at before.

I am definitely going to try the stock 12.5 rotor in the Sonic before moving to the 12.3. The #954 rotor is the 12.3 x 24.2, correct?

Also, if I get a newer Sonic with the new timing measurements and end cap, where should I set it for comparable timing to "start of screw"?
40 degrees is equal to the "start of screw". The newer motors will go up to 45 degrees which is equal to the center of the screw.
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