R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-23-2012, 07:50 AM   #16
Tech Elite
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,774
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to L.Fairtrace
Default

I have run all Spektrum stuff for over 3 years now and have never had the issue you are talking about.

Plus dont think that Radio post or Futaba are going to solve all your problems. They both have their own issues.
__________________
Awesomatix USA - EaMotorsports - RocheUSA - MonTech - Sanwa - BSR Racing Tires - TQ Wire - Solaris Racing Tires - Side Piece Racing

180 and 360 Raceway. Best on the East Coast. Take your pick
L.Fairtrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,762
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stiltskin View Post
I don't care for the Duo3. Not an issue with the power, but with the delivery. Never seemed smooth to me. The Reedy Sonic seems to be growing in popularity and I really like how smooth it is. I'm currently running the Thunder Power motors from OHP and they are very good. Very smooth power delivery with good rip and straight line speed.
What was the difference in gearing or ESC setup you used between the Reedy Sonic's and the Thunder Power?
__________________
Xray T4'18, T4'14 (Wet Car)
Xray X12 2018
Xray X1'16
wlrc.co.uk (West London Racing Centre)
RCDisco.co.uk
Skiddins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 10:12 AM   #18
Tech Elite
 
JLock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,455
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
I have run all Spektrum stuff for over 3 years now and have never had the issue you are talking about.

Plus dont think that Radio post or Futaba are going to solve all your problems. They both have their own issues.
I understand what you are saying but we both had similar issues using the identical stuff radio-wise. We are no knocking the Spektrum product, just stating that we had issues at a race and how we are going about tackling our issues.

I will say that I have had less hit issues with my FAAST than my Spektrum when I have run it at my carpet track. I just chose to run FAAST with my nitro vehicles and save the Spektrum for my electric vehicles.
__________________
Texas 5
It's not what you know; it's what you can prove.
The only thing that is for sure is that nothing is for sure!!!
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
There are 2 things in life that are infinite: the universe and stupidity.
JLock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #19
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
I have run all Spektrum stuff for over 3 years now and have never had the issue you are talking about.

Plus dont think that Radio post or Futaba are going to solve all your problems. They both have their own issues.
Mr. Fairtrace, I'm not knocking the spektrum 2.4 electronics but I am running a Z-1 transmitter with a Spektrum module. I think its just time for a new radio. also while we were racing on carpet they were holding a off-road club race not to mention the people running on the outside dirt track and the people flying helicopters inside in the heli-pad area.
silky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #20
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 35
Default

Enough with the radio issues, lets talk best motor blinky 17.5 racing. I've heard from some 1/12 scale guys now lets here from some sedan guys.

Mr. Fairtrace your thoughts.
silky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #21
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,117
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

The Revtech is a safe bet for 12th or sedan... you will probably want a higher torque rotor for sedan, though.
JamesL_71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #22
Tech Elite
 
oeoeo327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,658
Trader Rating: 74 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesL_71 View Post
The Revtech is a safe bet for 12th or sedan... you will probably want a higher torque rotor for sedan, though.
+1 - the Revtech is a good motor for blinky sedan. I'd also the recommend the Thunder Power motor if you prefer a motor that's a little smoother on the bottom end. I have yet to try a Reedy Sonic, but plan on giving one a try soon.
__________________
Founding member of the Solid Gold Racing Team - Mediocrity, redefined...
oeoeo327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #23
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northeast GA
Posts: 1,685
Default

I don't have a ton of motor experience but I run a reedy sonic 21.5 in a f1 and it is very smooth. Good top end too. Shaved 0.3 off of my best lap compared to a Novak. Novak seemed to run a little cooler though. Same esc same gear.
__________________
3Racing Sakura XI 17.5 TC
Formula Rabbit (FGX conversion) 21.5
STRC LCG 2WD Slash 17.5
Serpent S120 13.5
6376vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #24
Tech Elite
 
JLock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,455
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Lucked up this past weekend and was able to get my hands on a Duo 2 17.5BL motor while passing through Jackson, MS. It is already slotted for 12th scale use only. I will roll the RevTech for the next couple of club races and save the Duo 2 for big races. The RevTech and Duo 3 will become backups at big races.
__________________
Texas 5
It's not what you know; it's what you can prove.
The only thing that is for sure is that nothing is for sure!!!
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
There are 2 things in life that are infinite: the universe and stupidity.
JLock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 04:43 PM   #25
Tech Master
 
superspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,148
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

reedy > trinity

always been and always will
superspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #26
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,117
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JLock View Post
Lucked up this past weekend and was able to get my hands on a Duo 2 17.5BL motor while passing through Jackson, MS. It is already slotted for 12th scale use only. I will roll the RevTech for the next couple of club races and save the Duo 2 for big races. The RevTech and Duo 3 will become backups at big races.
Ive ran both the Duo 2 and the Revtech in 17.5 non-timing 12th and the Revtech has always been quicker...
JamesL_71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #27
Tech Champion
 
stiltskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 5,368
Trader Rating: 102 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
What was the difference in gearing or ESC setup you used between the Reedy Sonic's and the Thunder Power?
I've only run the TP in blinky so far. Gearing has been very similar for the two. I ran 3.7 with the Reedy and 3.8 with the TP. Both are very smooth and provide lots of power. Looking forward to some 17.5 boosted and mod when we head back outside.
__________________
Tony Rumple
Team EAM // Gravity RC
stiltskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #28
Tech Elite
 
JLock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,455
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stiltskin View Post
I've only run the TP in blinky so far. Gearing has been very similar for the two. I ran 3.7 with the Reedy and 3.8 with the TP. Both are very smooth and provide lots of power. Looking forward to some 17.5 boosted and mod when we head back outside.
Now, if you want to talk boosted 17.5 12th scale, I have had my best luck with the Tekin ESC (non pro) and the Novak Ballistic 17.5. The Novak ran the coolest of all the ones I have tried (and I have a bunch of 17.5 BL motors). Silky can tell you that my boosted 17.5 wasn't that much slower than 13.5 the last time he saw me run my car.
__________________
Texas 5
It's not what you know; it's what you can prove.
The only thing that is for sure is that nothing is for sure!!!
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
There are 2 things in life that are infinite: the universe and stupidity.
JLock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #29
Tech Regular
 
Blue Screw's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 356
Send a message via AIM to Blue Screw
Default

LOVE HOW MR. FAIRTRACE SPEAKS THE TRUTH!!!! NO MATTER WHAT>>>!!
__________________
Angelo DAlessandro
AE~REEDY~LRP~JCONCEPTS~NOVAROSSI~HUDY~IRS~KALGUARD ~ABSOULUTE HOBBYZ~GRAVITY-RC~TnT CUSTOM GRAPHICS
NITRO ONROAD
XRAY~RCAMERICA~HUDY~SRC~MURNAN MODS
Blue Screw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #30
Tech Champion
 
stiltskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 5,368
Trader Rating: 102 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Screw View Post
LOVE HOW MR. FAIRTRACE SPEAKS THE TRUTH!!!! NO MATTER WHAT>>>!!
Love how you call him MR. Fairtrace.
__________________
Tony Rumple
Team EAM // Gravity RC
stiltskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proposed R.O.A.R. rules change hairy Electric On-Road 741 05-31-2011 06:03 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:09 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net