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Old 01-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #361
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Tested the Sonic this weekend in 17.5 12th. I was only able to try out one gearing/timing combo; 100mm rollout @ 40deg timing with the stock rotor, based on Mike's suggestion above.

I spent the day Saturday racing with my Revtech... I have done about 3 weeks of testing with the Revtech, and tried roughly 13-15 different rollout/timing/rotor combos until I have finally found something that works quite well on our track and for my car and driving style.

On Saturday my best lap with the Revtech was a 10.17s... The car is pretty consistent and doesnt fade too bad. But obviously a 1S lipo is going to progressively lose pace over the course of 8mins.

Sunday morning I tested out the Sonic. First pack with it yielded a few 10.0s and many low 10s... I only got ~4-5 mins on the car and traffic was pretty bad. So I wont be able to tell for sure how much fade there is until I use it in a race environment. Regardless, the lap times looked promising compared to Revtech. It is definitely as fast. With more tweaking, I believe there could potentially be slightly more speed in the Sonic than the Revtech in 17.5 Blinky 12th. I am more interested in whether or not the motor lives up to its reputation of "lack of fade". I wont be racing 12th again for 2 weeks, but I am going to keep the Sonic in the car.

For our track/layout, I think 100mm rollout may be a bit too high though. I am going to gear down a little bit. Obviously I impressed, though... A 10.0 is the fastest I have gone with the Revtech after LOTS of tuning/playing. To match that with the first swag using the Sonic bodes very well...
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Tested the Sonic this weekend in 17.5 12th. I was only able to try out one gearing/timing combo; 100mm rollout @ 40deg timing with the stock rotor, based on Mike's suggestion above.

I spent the day Saturday racing with my Revtech... I have done about 3 weeks of testing with the Revtech, and tried roughly 13-15 different rollout/timing/rotor combos until I have finally found something that works quite well on our track and for my car and driving style.

On Saturday my best lap with the Revtech was a 10.17s... The car is pretty consistent and doesnt fade too bad. But obviously a 1S lipo is going to progressively lose pace over the course of 8mins.

Sunday morning I tested out the Sonic. First pack with it yielded a few 10.0s and many low 10s... I only got ~4-5 mins on the car and traffic was pretty bad. So I wont be able to tell for sure how much fade there is until I use it in a race environment. Regardless, the lap times looked promising compared to Revtech. It is definitely as fast. With more tweaking, I believe there could potentially be slightly more speed in the Sonic than the Revtech in 17.5 Blinky 12th. I am more interested in whether or not the motor lives up to its reputation of "lack of fade". I wont be racing 12th again for 2 weeks, but I am going to keep the Sonic in the car.

For our track/layout, I think 100mm rollout may be a bit too high though. I am going to gear down a little bit. Obviously I impressed, though... A 10.0 is the fastest I have gone with the Revtech after LOTS of tuning/playing. To match that with the first swag using the Sonic bodes very well...
Please let us know the results of the fade testing when you run next.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #363
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Any way to buy just endbells for the newer style with the full range of timing marks? Not too fun comparing to everyone when you are the ONLY one with an old "to the screw" style. I have a 17.5 and a 13.5.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #364
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I just ordered a reedy sonic 10.5 and I'm wondering if I made the best choice?? Gonna be using the SXX stock spec V2 ESC in an open class. It was between reedy sonic and LRP X12 10.5. Should I have went with the X12? Thanks for any help
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #365
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Hi, I have about a 9 month old reedy sonic 4.5 turn. I want to run it in 12th mod. I will be using a 96 spur and was wondering what to start gearing it pinion wise and what to set timing, notches, etc...

Is there a better build/version out than the motor batch I have for 12th or will this work fine? Just want to know the scoop on 12th with reedy motors

Will be finishing the season up on smallish carpet track and then going out to larger asphalt track so about 85-120 ft straight between both tracks

I will be using around 45mm tires and need rollout

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #366
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Hi, I have about a 9 month old reedy sonic 4.5 turn. I want to run it in 12th mod. I will be using a 96 spur and was wondering what to start gearing it pinion wise and what to set timing, notches, etc...

Is there a better build/version out than the motor batch I have for 12th or will this work fine? Just want to know the scoop on 12th with reedy motors

Will be finishing the season up on smallish carpet track and then going out to larger asphalt track so about 85-120 ft straight between both tracks

I will be using around 45mm tires and need rollout

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That should work fine for 12th.
Run a 30/96 to start.
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That should work fine for 12th.
Run a 30/96 to start.
Forgot to mention the timing is set at +2 notches

Also any idea how to set my stock/spec with these variables of gearing and timing?

And do you notice a pattern of upping feel, boost vs. gearing up?

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Forgot to mention the timing is set at +2 notches

Also any idea how to set my stock/spec with these variables of gearing and timing?

And do you notice a pattern of upping feel, boost vs. gearing up?

Thanks
Timing at +2 is going to ok with mod SC. But if you want to run this with a SS that throws everything in question. Start with the SC in all the lowest power settings and proceed carefully. More than likely the motor will be so fast it will seem almost undriveable. Typically if you wanted to run a SS with a mod motor I would recommend a 5.5t motor.
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Timing at +2 is going to ok with mod SC. But if you want to run this with a SS that throws everything in question. Start with the SC in all the lowest power settings and proceed carefully. More than likely the motor will be so fast it will seem almost undriveable. Typically if you wanted to run a SS with a mod motor I would recommend a 5.5t motor.
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I would like to try a Reedy 13.5 for the reedy race

What stator does it come with?

How many different one's are there and will I need any of them?

Also any advice on the timing/gearing with TC6 96 tooth spur?

Thanks in advance

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I'm going to the Carpet Nats ( stock touring ) and would like to use the Reedy 65c 6500mAh 2S battery but they are out of stock everywhere I've looked.

Does anyone know if they will be available at the NATS and if so is there a way to put one on hold ?
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edit: found my answer some where else
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I have reedy sonic 10.5 that I run in 2wd stadium truck. I race on a medium sized indoor clay track. The esc is a tekin rs. Right now I'm running the stock rotor. What rotor would you guy suggest in this situation?
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Hi Rick,

Can you suggest starting settings and FDR for SXXv2 and Sonic 5.0 on a medium size asphalt track 100' straight.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:55 AM   #375
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hey all: any plans on an updated or new Reedy nitro engine for 2013? Thanks
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