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Old 10-26-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Sean Cochran, Tommi Torika, and myself will be checking in from time to time to answer questions about and discuss existing and future Reedy products.

Also, feel free to let us know what products you want to see!
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was hoping your move to reedy would lead to better online support for reedy's products like you did for peak.

can't wait to see reedy come out with an updated brushless.
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Rick,

When are the new brushed motors going to be released? They did really well in Japan!
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was hoping your move to reedy would lead to better online support for reedy's products like you did for peak.

can't wait to see reedy come out with an updated brushless.
A thread like this is just a start. The future goal is to have a stand alone Reedy site with product info, tips, etc.

If it powers an R/C car, Reedy will produce it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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When are the new brushed motors going to be released? They did really well in Japan!
We expect the stock in December and the 19T in January. Modified has yet to be decided.
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Okay.

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It seems that there is still great demand for IB4200 cells regardless of recent problems with some batches. Reedy continues to match the IB4200, so for those that want this cell, they are still available.
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hey reedy team:I've heard that any type of batteries can be dangerous if not taken care of properly so to just bash the ib cells isn't fair.Also will reedy be offering ep cells when and if ib's at some point are no longer avalable?Finally will reedy/lrp be adding to and promoting more often the lrp engine line why or why not?Thanks for the info
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To my knowledge, LRP only makes a .28 and .12 line of engines. In the US 1/8 buggy and truggy most often use a .21, and LRP just recently released a .12 with rotary carb for 1/10 truck. However with the lack of popularity in 1/10 truck, until LRP releases a .21 buggy/truggy motor, they don't really have anything to suit the masses.
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Rick,

Are there any plans for Reedy brushless? If so, will the motors be LRP based/relabeled, or maybe a new development entirely?
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To my knowledge, LRP only makes a .28 and .12 line of engines. In the US 1/8 buggy and truggy most often use a .21, and LRP just recently released a .12 with rotary carb for 1/10 truck. However with the lack of popularity in 1/10 truck, until LRP releases a .21 buggy/truggy motor, they don't really have anything to suit the masses.
The .21 is nearly ready. And you may see something from Reedy next year as well.

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hey reedy team:I've heard that any type of batteries can be dangerous if not taken care of properly so to just bash the ib cells isn't fair.Also will reedy be offering ep cells when and if ib's at some point are no longer avalable?Finally will reedy/lrp be adding to and promoting more often the lrp engine line why or why not?Thanks for the info
It is pretty well known that IB cells in general are fragile and prone to going dead for no apparent reason. Cell explosions seem to be related more to individual cell matching companies. It could be that their voltage enhancement techniques are responsible for the explosison. Thi is not fact, just a theory based on the explosions we know about.

EP cells seem to have the same explosive problem. At this time we will not offer them. But we are always exploring battery options and are testing several other options. However we do feel that IB cells will continue to be the best performing cell. All we need is a little more reliability. PLus a little more conservative treatment by users.

We also have econimically p[riced competition type LiPo batteries to be released soon.

See the post above regarding engines.
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Are there any plans for Reedy brushless? If so, will the motors be LRP based/relabeled, or maybe a new development entirely?
They will likely be semi custom OEM type motors to start with while our engineers finish our own design. I would say summer/fall next year for our own design.

On the motor subject, information about our new brushed stock and 19T motors will be posted on AE's website on Friday.
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Rick Can you tell us more about the Lipo Packs. Are they equiped with a hard case?

Regarding the batteries, what is the safe way to assemble a pack?
It appears some one in RC Tech claims an EP cell blew up as he was soldering, that is the first time I have heard of this but it has me thinking.
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Rick Can you tell us more about the Lipo Packs. Are they equiped with a hard case?

Regarding the batteries, what is the safe way to assemble a pack?
It appears some one in RC Tech claims an EP cell blew up as he was soldering, that is the first time I have heard of this but it has me thinking.
They will be in a hard case for usre.

I have never heard of a cell exploding when soldering. Although they can fail or be damaged with too much heat applied for too long. In this case it seems that there must have been some sort of short circuit created during the assembly process.

The best way is to use a veryhot iron and plated battery bars. Unplated copper can corrode and make it harder to solder. Also scuff the + and - ends and clean them with a little degreaser to ensure easy soldering. If you are unable to create a good joint right away, stop and let the cell cool and try again.
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