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Old 03-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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What are your thoughts on using the new GTB 2 for 4wd buggy?
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I run the original in mine, no need for boost or timing in a 4wd buggy, if you're running mod. I think it would work just fine, I'ld run a fan on it though for anything lower than a 8.5
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for 1/10? no problem at all.
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Unless you like having a rolling fire hazard.....
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Unless you like having a rolling fire hazard.....
uh...what?
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uh...what?
Everyone at our local track who was using Novak has switched because most of them have failed or caught on fire....
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What are your thoughts on using the new GTB 2 for 4wd buggy?
We have recently announced a number of combos featuring the GTB2, with SS Pros, Ballistic 540s and 550s:

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I would think totally fine..oddly enough people say novaks go up in flames what is seen go up last year wasn't any novaks that I recall. Alot happens when guys mess with timing and gearing.
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or when companies produce bad quality equipment. still sell it knowing there are a stack of complaints and then ask you to pay to send it back for repair.

I just ebay'ed 2 Novak brushless systems. Bad stalling faults in the Havoc systems. Could part with my money for that bad quality again.

Firstly, I wanna say I love American products (Mercury Outboards. AE B4, my trusty Ford Sedan, Dewalt power tools). Quality all the way, but Novak speed contollers have now earned a bad rep especially the Havoc.
Why buy novak? Same money for a Tekin. Say Sayonara Novak and hello Tekin.
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or when companies produce bad quality equipment. still sell it knowing there are a stack of complaints and then ask you to pay to send it back for repair.

I just ebay'ed 2 Novak brushless systems. Bad stalling faults in the Havoc systems. Could part with my money for that bad quality again.

Firstly, I wanna say I love American products (Mercury Outboards. AE B4, my trusty Ford Sedan, Dewalt power tools). Quality all the way, but Novak speed contollers have now earned a bad rep especially the Havoc.
Why buy novak? Same money for a Tekin. Say Sayonara Novak and hello Tekin.
Couldn't part with my money for that bad quality again.
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or when companies produce bad quality equipment. still sell it knowing there are a stack of complaints and then ask you to pay to send it back for repair.

I just ebay'ed 2 Novak brushless systems. Bad stalling faults in the Havoc systems. Could part with my money for that bad quality again.

Firstly, I wanna say I love American products (Mercury Outboards. AE B4, my trusty Ford Sedan, Dewalt power tools). Quality all the way, but Novak speed contollers have now earned a bad rep especially the Havoc.
Why buy novak? Same money for a Tekin. Say Sayonara Novak and hello Tekin.
Just FYI Dewalt power tools haven't been made in the U.S. for a long time.
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Just FYI Dewalt power tools haven't been made in the U.S. for a long time.
Neither is the AE B4 or most of the vehicles he is talking about..unless he is talking about North American ..... and that might just be assembly
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It will do just fine. I have an old gtb and it works fine when I throw it in my stuff for dirt. I had two gtbs go on me. One I turned on and it started to smoke and poof. The other was the replacement from Novak, it worked great for 3 minutes and then smoked, I feel it will hold out just fine. The ones I abuse in the dirt are still in perfect shape.
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Just FYI Dewalt power tools haven't been made in the U.S. for a long time.
Didn't say made in USA but US quality. I truly wished my Novak experience was better and up to US standards but so many Hobbywingers flying past my continuosly stalling Novak esc. Frustrating.
P.S Reeces Chocolate and peanut butter bars are tops too.
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Didn't say made in USA but US quality. I truly wished my Novak experience was better and up to US standards but so many Hobbywingers flying past my continuosly stalling Novak esc. Frustrating.
P.S Reeces Chocolate and peanut butter bars are tops too.
Thanks for the input guys... I guess my question specifically should have been about timing. But from what I read on here is that you dont need it.

To comment on the "US Quality",, most esc manufacturers rely on foreign Mosfets and other electrical components. And during these hard economic times companies are going to brokers to find components and because of this counterfeit components are being used without the board "stuffer" even knowing about it. I see this alot in the electronics industry.
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