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Old 04-22-2003, 02:28 PM   #16
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I've never actually owned a LRP speedo, but one of my friends has replaced his v7.1 3 times and there a few people at my track who've at least said the quantum gets really hot on them. I switched from a TC2 to a GT7 and the car was a rocket.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:29 PM   #17
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I've been using Cyclones almost exclusively for the past few years and allways been a bit suspisous of interefance at low speed from the controler, a recent difference of opionion with the Australian importer of Novak triggered my purchase of a LRP Comp.

It's smaller, lighter, feels just as good and looks better. What can I say, I'd recomend the LRP.

PS have heard rumours of fairly new GT7's blowing up on a regular basis.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:35 PM   #18
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Regarding everything lucyinthesky said:
DITTO!

Everybody has different experience with speed controls. Of the 25 or more Novak speed controls I've had, I have never had a failure. A couple of my friends have had LRP Comps blow up but the factory replaced them quickly, no questions asked, and since then no problems.
As for smooth speed controls being slow-maybe in the hands of someone as obviously inept as...well, you know who...
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:44 PM   #19
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Lucyinthesky is right on.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:46 PM   #20
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Novak or LRP? It seems like you should go for what teases you the most. Especially since rumours tends to go on and on. And both Novak and LRP got good service, especially LRP's lifetime warranty.
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Old 04-22-2003, 02:54 PM   #21
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Way to go Lucyinthesky

Hey TC3, why don't you come over to Malta & we'll show you if we have any good drivers or not!!!! he he

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Old 04-22-2003, 03:12 PM   #22
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Novak or LRP? It seems like you should go for what teases you the most. Especially since rumours tends to go on and on. And both Novak and LRP got good service, especially LRP's lifetime warranty.
Well put both companys are great..! just a matter personnal opinion

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Old 04-22-2003, 04:14 PM   #23
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re LRP: I Have had two (Pro Sport and Competition) for over 1.5 years and no problems thus far. I like the don't ask, just replace warranty reputation as well. LRP = Lifetime Warranty! An added bonus to an excellent ESC.
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:25 PM   #24
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does the gt7 have more punch than the lrp?
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:28 PM   #25
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does the gt7 have more punch than the lrp?
compared with my 7.1 and GT7... the GT7 has more punch...and can be programmed to be very smooth.... against my Quantum that got fried... GT7 is still on top.
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:29 PM   #26
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hi guys who use Gt7....
did u do any special modification to the esc
eg:adding a small fan??
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:33 PM   #27
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I have found that my quantoms last as long without blowing up or melting or failing as long as i dont ruin them when i resolder the wires or break apart the case (which is very easy to do, and damage done when it is popped off, or incorrect reinstallation probably accounts for alot of the failures).

the GT7's have a static electricty problem that renders alot of them "broken" however you just have to resolder the wires, but its a pain.

I have yet to buy a GT7, however i have run quantoms and been thrilled with each one.
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Old 04-22-2003, 11:40 PM   #28
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As with ANYTHING electrical, when they build these things smallere and smaller, they put the same magic smoke in them. If you have anything go wrong that magic smoke makes its apearance and leaves you with a pile of resistors, transistors and a funny smell.

Go with what ever you decide, I am in same boat.

I have lots of cars and many speeders, probably at least one from each of the best companies (tekin,novak,keyence,lrp). If your looking for a good one for any of the current hot mod motors, I don't have any good recomendations. I've seen any one of them burn up. If its for stock/spec 19 or something then look at the numbers for lowest resistance. This will give the best performance. The main problem I went through is that no two manufactures give you all the same specs at the same levels...

Good luck in your decision making proccess.
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Old 04-23-2003, 01:16 AM   #29
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

Shame about the insults from TC3. I was only trying to help, and pass my many years experience to others.

Perhaps it's best to let guys learn for themselves, like I had to do so many years ago, at my own expence.

If only I had a forum like this 10 years ago I would have probably halved my racing costs by learning from people who know from experience.

And yes, we do have some pretty decent racers in Malta, believe it or not. I second Mr MR4's invitation for TC3 to come here and join us at a race meeting.

But I hope his actions and his driving will be a bit more friendly than his writings.

If I can be of help to anyone, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Old 04-23-2003, 02:43 AM   #30
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GT7...or Quantum.....hmmmm...

Actually I blew each one of those Speedo. Regarding the drivability, I prefer the smoothness of the Quantum. And for stock racing, the GT7 does feel punchier. However, you can always set the GT7 to handle very smooth...even though I haven't had the chance since my GT7 was blown up....

According to my friends who run the Quantum, this Speedo is good for anything greater than 9 turns. I blew up this speedo at the first time I put a Krypton 8x2.

So...I still prefer the Quantum, because of the size.....and it's BLUE (my favorite color)


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