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Whatever happened to Reedy?

Old 01-18-2007, 09:36 PM
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I know Mike Reedy retired a few years back or so. Is the brand "Reedy" retiring as well? Nothing much has really come from them in a while.

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Old 01-18-2007, 09:46 PM
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Where you been ?

I`v been using Reedy`s fastest motor for the last year ...

you know ,

the Reedy Neo....
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
Where you been ?

I`v been using Reedy`s fastest motor ever for the last year ...

you know ,

the Reedy Neo....
Yeah, but even there...those appear that they are being replaced by the LRP units.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:50 PM
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You must be referring to the new X series`s ...
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:44 PM
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pretty much the reedy brand is retiring... to go brushless.. what a shame. i guess thats where everyone is going to go since it is most likely the future of the sport.
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Yep, you guys at Br00d should start working now on tuning brushless motors. I'm sure there are ways to get more power and more efficeincy out of them, I don't know how, but there must be ways.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:32 AM
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oh there are definatley ways to get more power out of anything... im just a brushed guy... not a big fan of brushless unless if its for a 1/18th scale. plus the 1/10th scale set-ups look hidious when mounted.
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
plus the 1/10th scale set-ups look hidious when mounted.
I used to think the same thing. I damned near fanatic about the clean look of my wiring. That alone was enough to keep me away from brushless for a long time.

But since starting up with brushless myself, from what I've seen, the only time the 1/10th scale set ups look hidious is when the person was a slob with their wiring even when they ran brushed motors.

At our track, except for the 3rd wire going to the motor, most guys wiring layouts are so clean, you don't even notice the extra wiring that brushless brings.
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Jon's 12th scale is clean with wire layout


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http://www.rctech.net/forum/showpost...&postcount=643
You can see my wiring job here. Not messy either.

But back to the topic. Is Reedy really going away? or are they just slow to release stuff (as has become the NORM from Associated).
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Damn, I remember back in the day with those "Mr" series motors. I had a Mr X. Think it was a 10double. Stupid fast back then! It's a shame, most of us grew up with Reedy Motors but at least more of the local motor companies are able to stay strong in this industry of "Orions" and "Trinitys" and all the other impersonal companies.

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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
oh there are definatley ways to get more power out of anything... im just a brushed guy... not a big fan of brushless unless if its for a 1/18th scale. plus the 1/10th scale set-ups look hidious when mounted.
Who cares bout looks when the performance blows away one your motor`s over & over for months....

A little extra wire is worth it.....
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Originally Posted by happybean
Damn, I remember back in the day with those "Mr" series motors. I had a Mr X. Think it was a 10double. Stupid fast back then! It's a shame, most of us grew up with Reedy Motors but at least more of the local motor companies are able to stay strong in this industry of "Orions" and "Trinitys" and all the other impersonal companies.

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Orion impersonal? Hmm I don't know of many companies (big or small) that you can call or email and speak with factory drivers, team managers, or production technicians regarding your motor or battery requirements, problems, etc.

As for Reedy, I don't know all the details. But he is in assisted living housing and not doing all that well.

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cherry id like to see one of your motors produce as much power as one of mine.. your post makes me laugh....
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i have seen some very powerful brushless motors but not from cherry... haha..
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