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Old 12-19-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Just how fast/good is the Reedy 3300kv?

My SC10, which I bought used, came with the Reedy 3300kv. It's the same motor that comes stock with the SC10RS.

In my quest for knowledge, I've heard everything from "such and such motor is WAY faster than the Reedy" to "the Reedy is as good as it gets."

I feel like I could use some more control exiting corners, so I thought I'd get a sensored motor. However, I don't want to sacrifice speed if the Reedy is, in fact, a very fast motor.

Are there any sensored motors out there that are noticeably faster than the Reedy 3300kv, but still manageable with the 2wd SC10?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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My SC10, which I bought used, came with the Reedy 3300kv. It's the same motor that comes stock with the SC10RS.

In my quest for knowledge, I've heard everything from "such and such motor is WAY faster than the Reedy" to "the Reedy is as good as it gets."

I feel like I could use some more control exiting corners, so I thought I'd get a sensored motor. However, I don't want to sacrifice speed if the Reedy is, in fact, a very fast motor.

Are there any sensored motors out there that are noticeably faster than the Reedy 3300kv, but still manageable with the 2wd SC10?
I raced the reedy in my sc10 fo a while. It is too fast for the stock class and i was getting my rear handed to me in mod. So i ditched it. It is not very fast.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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It's fast. Fats enough the local series will not allow you to run it in a Prolite class (13.5T Motor class) even though Novak lists a 13.5T at 3300kv.

It has power to keep up with any 13.5T motor. I use it in my SC10RS. It is getting replaced with a Viper RC system though.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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It's fast. Fats enough the local series will not allow you to run it in a Prolite class (13.5T Motor class) even though Novak lists a 13.5T at 3300kv.

It has power to keep up with any 13.5T motor. I use it in my SC10RS. It is getting replaced with a Viper RC system though.
The reedy is a 17.5 brushless. Yes it can keep up with a 13.5 class. Butsince it is not a 13.5 you ant use it. Cant use it in a stock 17.5 either. And its not fast enough for mod. It has enough speed for mod but lacks the punch. I ditched it for a redline 6.5 turn and that gave me the punch i wa looking for.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:25 AM   #5
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WAT. The 3300kv Reedy is not spec'd at 17.5.

It isn't sensored so it is at a disadvantage compared with most mod setups.

It gets hot, even geared conservatively. That's my beef with it really.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:00 AM   #6
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The reedy is a 17.5 brushless. Yes it can keep up with a 13.5 class. Butsince it is not a 13.5 you ant use it. Cant use it in a stock 17.5 either. And its not fast enough for mod. It has enough speed for mod but lacks the punch. I ditched it for a redline 6.5 turn and that gave me the punch i wa looking for.

That is a matter of opinion.,

I have seen 13.5T's no boost no timing. Kill other mod trucks and buggies in the mod class. It's not all about the motor.

It being a 17.5T or 13.5T or fast is a huge debate. I have looked up a lot of info on it and fact is, You can't compare any kv motor to any "Turn" motor.

They say the 3300kv has two profiles a part throttle profile that makes it feel like a 17.5T motor and a full throttle profile that makes it feel like a 11T motor.

The motor is fast, fast enough to hold it's own. I do well enough with mine to hold my own with a few 10.5T motor's. remember it's not all about what motor you have.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:00 AM   #7
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WAT. The 3300kv Reedy is not spec'd at 17.5.

It isn't sensored so it is at a disadvantage compared with most mod setups.

It gets hot, even geared conservatively. That's my beef with it really.

Agree. I can't get mine under 170 :(
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #8
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Ditch the stock ESC it's only 35amp for a bigger one like a 60amp. I put a hobby wing 60 with mine and saw a huge difference in speed and the temps went down allot. Plus you can program them with a card.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:12 AM   #9
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Ditch the stock ESC it's only 35amp for a bigger one like a 60amp. I put a hobby wing 60 with mine and saw a huge difference in speed and the temps went down allot. Plus you can program them with a card.

Or, just get a whole new better system :)
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #10
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I have a Castle Sdiewinder SCT and a 13.5t novak motor sitting on the shelf as spares. Have been thinking about swapping these in, but really want to use the sensored feature of the novak motor for better control.
You guys think the SCT sidewinder and Novak 13.5 ballistic would be a step up over the stock Reedy and SC?
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #11
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I have a Castle Sdiewinder SCT and a 13.5t novak motor sitting on the shelf as spares. Have been thinking about swapping these in, but really want to use the sensored feature of the novak motor for better control.
You guys think the SCT sidewinder and Novak 13.5 ballistic would be a step up over the stock Reedy and SC?

No you would be going backwards in mu opinion. The Novak 13.5T was meant to be ran sensored. My sensor wire came out of mine and it ran like crap. cogged so much,
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #12
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The reedy IS a 17 turn motor. It is a small can and has very little torque. On low grip tracks that is ok. On high grip tracks it does not have the punch I would want. I have raced it. Twice :). I did not like it. But that is just me. There are many threads on other forums that agree with my assesment. My sc10 came alive with the 6800 kv redline i put in it. But i race high grip tracks. I can put the power down. If i bobbled or were bashed at the base o a double with the reedy the best i cod do is roll through it because if i punched it i ould just dart it into the front of th lander. The redline would clear a triple from a stop. On a loose dirt track i would simply turn it down. Just my .02
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #13
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The reedy IS a 17 turn motor. It is a small can and has very little torque. On low grip tracks that is ok. On high grip tracks it does not have the punch I would want. I have raced it. Twice :). I did not like it. But that is just me. There are many threads on other forums that agree with my assesment. My sc10 came alive with the 6800 kv redline i put in it. But i race high grip tracks. I can put the power down. If i bobbled or were bashed at the base o a double with the reedy the best i cod do is roll through it because if i punched it i ould just dart it into the front of th lander. The redline would clear a triple from a stop. On a loose dirt track i would simply turn it down. Just my .02

If the 6800 fits your driving style so be it :)

I don't want to have to race in a Pro 2 class. So I will stick with the 13.5T

I still feel the 3300kv is more than a 17.5T motor
For comparison
Novaks 17.5T is 2200kv
Novaks 13.5T is 3300kv
VIper RC's 17.5T is 1900kv
Viper RC's 13.5T is 2100kv
Viper RC's 10.5T is 3100kv
LRP's Vector K4 17.5T is 2200kv
LRP's Vector k4 13.5T is 3050

See where this is going?.

I know you can't really compare kv vs turn.. but that gives a example of them

its still a matter of opinion.. I still feel it's more than a 17T motor..
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:24 PM   #14
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If the 6800 fits your driving style so be it :)

I don't want to have to race in a Pro 2 class. So I will stick with the 13.5T

I still feel the 3300kv is more than a 17.5T motor
For comparison
Novaks 17.5T is 2200kv
Novaks 13.5T is 3300kv
VIper RC's 17.5T is 1900kv
Viper RC's 13.5T is 2100kv
Viper RC's 10.5T is 3100kv
LRP's Vector K4 17.5T is 2200kv
LRP's Vector k4 13.5T is 3050

See where this is going?.

I know you can't really compare kv vs turn.. but that gives a example of them

its still a matter of opinion.. I still feel it's more than a 17T motor..
Well that is the point i am making. The reedy 540r is not a 13.5 and not allowed. It is also not allowed in the 17.5 class. And it is not competitive in the open class. Not at our club anyway. It may suit other tracks in the open class. I understan how you feel but it is a 17 turn brushless motor. My school of thought is you can never have enough power. You can always turn it down but you cannot turn it up without taxing it. We have several people in our clup running 17.5 in open with boost on the indoor track. They do well but are not front runners. They like it because they are comfortable squeezing the trigger around the track. But you can do that with a faster motor as well.

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Well that is the point i am making. The reedy 540r is not a 13.5 and not allowed. It is also not allowed in the 17.5 class. And it is not competitive in the open class. Not at our club anyway. It may suit other tracks in the open class. I understan how you feel but it is a 17 turn brushless motor. My school of thought is you can never have enough power. You can always turn it down but you cannot turn it up without taxing it. We have several people in our clup running 17.5 in open with boost on the indoor track. They do well but are not front runners. They like it because they are comfortable squeezing the trigger around the track. But you can do that with a faster motor as well.

I feel ya. here it is different. I read a few thread about this motor on the coast and they stick it in with a 17.5T class. If you go off ROAR yes. it is not a legal motor in any class. Club races try to stick it in a open motor class due to the power we see them making in AZ. It holds it's own towards a 10.5T Novak. tested this out this last friday :)

With the info I posted above I do not feel it is a 17T motor..
I do feel if you want to be competitive and race. You need to get rid of it :)

Mine kills me on the track. It cuts out randomly for 5 secs after a hard landing or hard on the brakes. I am not sure if it is the motor or the ESC. ESC is 1 month old was replaced by AE>

I can't wait till next month to be able to get my Viper systems


All good in fun talking though :)
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
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Default Re: Just how fast/good is the Reedy 3300kv?

My son has the stock motor, is the stock gearing ok? Or should we change gears?
He has a hard time clearing some jumps and it seems like a dog. Just wondering if there is anything we can do instead of buying a new setup?
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