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NOVAK’S NEW SS PRO RACING MOTORS AND SYSTEMS
Based on Novak’s Velociti-Series Racing brushless motors, Novak is pleased to announce its new SS Pro-Series racing brushless motors. The SS Pro-Series is available in three motor winds:
> 3408 SS8.5 Pro Brushless Motor which is 8.5 turns, and similar to a 15-17-turn mild-modified brush motor
> 3410 SS10.5 Pro Brushless Motor which is 10.5 turns, and similar to a 19-turn brush motor
> 3413 SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless Motor which is 13.5 turns, and similar to a 27-turn racing stock brush motor
Although the #3413 SS13.5 is not a new motor, this popular stock brushless motor has received several new upgrades including a Novak sintered rotor, and will now be known as the SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless Motor. Other good news is that each SS Pro Series motor will be offered in a combo system factory-wired with a GTB Racing Programmable Brushless/Brush ESC. Novak brushless systems include everything to be race-ready, out of the box, so there is nothing extra to buy or install.
> 3008 GTB/SS8.5 Pro Brushless System
> 3010 GTB/SS10.5 Pro Brushless System
> 3013 GTB/SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless System
To address the popular 4-cell brushless racing classes, the SS10.5 Pro and the SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless Motors will also be offered in a combo system factory-wired with a GTB 4-Cell Racing Programmable Brushless/Brush ESC:
> 3040 GTB 4-Cell/SS10.5 Pro Brushless System
> 3043 GTB 4-Cell/SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless System
SS13.5 UPGRADES & STANDARD SS PRO MOTOR FEATURES
The #3413 SS13.5 received several new upgrades for improved performance. The first upgrade to the SS13.5, and a standard feature of the SS Pro Series, is the Novak ROAR-approved, Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor. The rotor is the same high-performance rotor that the Velociti 3.5R motor currently features. The rotor is ideal for use with any and all applications and provides many benefits, including:
> Significantly increased magnetic strength for improved throttle feel
> Improved, stronger motor braking power
> Improved performance in higher temperature conditions
> Improved motor acceleration and power
> Higher efficiency
> Lower current draw
> Nickel-plated for a long lasting, smooth, clean finish
> ROAR approved
The second upgrade to the SS13.5, and a standard feature of the SS Pro Series, is the set of ribbed aluminum end bells. The lightweight aluminum end bells not only make the overall weight of the motor lower, but the ribbed design also acts as a heat sink by efficiently removing excessive heat from the motor.
The last upgrade to the SS13.5 is the orange timing ring located on the rear end bell. The color-coded, non-removable, non-replaceable timing ring will be of great assistance to race directors and officials in ensuring the correct motor is used during racing. The timing ring is a visibly easy way to check that racers’ are compliant with race rules. The SS10.5 Pro features a blue timing ring located on the rear end bell.
ADDITIONAL SS PRO MOTOR FEATURES
The SS Pro brushless motors will be equipped with all of the great standard features found on all Novak motors, including: a convenient Solder Tab System for easy wire replacement; Sensor-Based Technology for excellent starting torque, low-speed drivability, and smooth acceleration; the same Oversized Front Bearing used in Novak’s Velociti-series motors that is more rugged, extra durable, and helps extend motor life; and Thermal Overload Protection (when used with a Novak brushless ESC) that allows pack after pack to be run without fear of damaging the motor, battery, or speed control.
The SS8.5 Pro, SS10.5 Pro, and SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless Motors are compatible with all Novak brushless ESCs, including:
> 1705 Super Sport Plus ESC
> 1710 GTB Programmable Brushless/Brush ESC
> 1714 GTB 4-Cell Programmable Brushless/Brush ESC
> 3006 original Super Sport ESC that’s included in the Super Sport Stock Brushless System (10.5)
To find out which motor or motor system is best suited for you, Novak has the following recommendations:
4-6 CELL BRUSHLESS SYSTEMS:
> 3008 GTB/SS8.5 Pro Brushless System—this system is the perfect brushless system for use with sport battery packs and entry-level equipment. It is also ideal for off-road racing and general applications.
> 3010 GTB/SS10.5 Pro Brushless System—this system is ideal for use in “SS4300 class” races with performance similar to 19-turn brush motor.
> 3013 GTB/SS13.5 Pro Brushless System—this system is ideal for use in Stock class races with performance similar to a 27-turn stock brush motor. Its lower speeds provide better vehicle control for newer drivers, and longer run-times for those wanting to get valuable “practice” time on the track.
4 CELL BRUSHLESS SYSTEMS:
> 3040 GTB 4-Cell/SS10.5 Pro Brushless System—this system is ideal for use in the 4-cell Brushless Racing League (BRL) “Pro 4300 class” races.
> 3043 GTB 4-Cell/SS13.5 Pro Brushless System—this system is ideal for use in the 4-cell Brushless Racing League (BRL) “13.5 class” races.
RETAIL PRICE INFORMATION
> 3408 SS8.5 Pro Brushless Motor $129
> 3410 SS10.5 Pro Brushless Motor $129
> 3413 SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless Motor $129
> 3008 GTB/SS8.5 Pro Brushless System $444
> 3010 GTB/SS10.5 Pro Brushless System $444
> 3013 GTB/SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless System $444
> 3040 GTB 4-Cell/SS10.5 Pro Brushless System $444
> 3043 GTB 4-Cell/SS13.5 Pro Stock Brushless System $444
The SS Pro brushless motors and systems will be available March 2007.
SS PRO BRUSHLESS MOTOR FEATURES
Sensor-based for excellent braking and low-speed driveability
High-performance Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor (ROAR-Approved!) for maximum motor acceleration, braking power, and performance in high-temperature conditions
Oversized front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life
Lightweight ribbed aluminum end bells
Provides approximately 20% longer run-times compared to brushed motors
Specifically designed for R/C vehicles
Non-removable color timing ring (SS10.5 and SS13.5 motors)
User-replaceable rotor, front end bell/bearing, and rear bearing
Direct-Solder Wiring Tabs for flexible soldering options
Thermal Overload Protection (when used with a Novak brushless ESC)
Factory hand-wound and race-tuned
Developed and manufactured in the USA by Novak
SS PRO BRUSHLESS MOTOR SPECS
Turns: 8.5 (#3408), 10.5 (#3410), 13.5 (#3413)
Input Voltage: 4-7 cells (1.2V/cell or 4.8-8.4 total volts) [input voltage of GTB is 4-6 cells]
Magnet: Nickel-plated, Sintered, high-strength Neodymium
Watts: 225 (#3408), 195 (#3410), 165 (#3413)
KV (unloaded): 5,000 (#3408), 4,200 (#3410), 3,300 (#3413) RPM/Volt
Motor Size: 540 Size: 2.08” L X 1.41” D (52.8 x 35.8 mm)
Motor Weight: 6.61 oz. (187 grams)
Shaft Diameter: 0.125” (3.2 mm) [accepts all existing pinion gears]
Front Bearing Size: 1/2” x 3/16” (12.7x4.8mm)
Timing Ring: Black (#3408), Blue (#3410), Orange (#3413)