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Old 06-07-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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So im looking to replace my Reedy KR 10x2 for my XXX-T. Ive been looking at the Trinity D5, D6 and the Orion V2. Im just wondering what will be comparable to my reedy (other than another reedy of course)

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Old 06-07-2004, 07:02 PM   #2
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A D5 will have more torque than a D6. The V2 is a great motor, but is a little down on power. You will need to run a 10 turn to get the same power you would get from an 11 turn Trinity or Reedy motor.
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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Ahh, good info. i heard there was a diff between the D5 and 6, i just wasnt sure what.

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The D6 is a four-magnet motor. This causes an interruption in the magnetic field, reducing drag on the armature and letting it rev to the moon. The downside is a lack in torque.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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Thats interesting that the D6 has less torque due to the quad mag design. On the KR, those things have insane amounts of torque.

The V2 would be a great choice if you want a motor that you don't need to be cutting the comm very often, that or you could just still with your Reedy's.
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:58 PM   #6
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i agree with cain as far as mod motors i have had bad experences with trinity motors they are fast when new but fall off fast you will never replace an arm in one just throw it out (can and all) after a few runs
the v2 seems to be the best choice they get faster on the same set of brushes and require less maintence more track time but they do lack a little snot. but plenty of rrrrrr's
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p.s. i'd run a reedy before trinity mod motor
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yeah, I'd go with The V2... unfortunately I don't have the money... ... oh well... D5 here i come!
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I am interested to find out if anyone runs LRP Motors in the US?
are they available/legal to run?

I have run LRP Phase4 and Phase5 10x2 and 9x2's for a while and they have been nothing short of amazing.

LRP now have a 'silver P-Brush' out now that is good for ~50 runs without any performance drop off. these are only available in the 'stand-up' style and fit only the Phase4.

Check the LRP site for more info
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Doughty - LRP motors aren't available in the U.S. (as far as I've ever seen, in the ~9 years I've been racing). LRP electronics are imported here through Associated, who also handles Reedy's distributing.
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Aaron-Did you really say the V2 was down on power? I know you have been at the JB series races and the Reedy Touring Car Race.
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After seeing the TC race..I completely take back any misconception I've had about that motor. It was amazing seeing those things run in a TC, especially at the end of the race.
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If cash is tight, I would just stick with your KR.
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That makes no sense. With the Revolution motors you can get at least twice as many runs with that motor than any other motor on the market as well as allot of power.
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Actually it makes plenty of sense.

If he can't afford to buy the V2, he can at least afford to buy the armature to replace in his KR if it is smoked. If he still has life in his KR, then he doesn't need to buy a new motor. Hence, stick with your KR.
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He was talking about buying a new motor at the top of the thread. So thats why I said go with a Revolution. He can save allot of money buy not having to buy brushes all the time and still have great performance.
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