I've been following this thread for a long time just because I have two of these motors.
One from Aveox and One from Modeltech.
The Aveox is not very smooth probably (surely) because of the ESC. It was intended for boats and we don't need that smoothness.
However the MT is smooth. Very smooth. I started to gear it as I would do for a 5 or 6 (!!!) and ended up using ratios typical of a 10 or 11. It beats any mod I've ever seen in terms of performance hands down. Accelerates faster than a 8 (with that low ratio) and it beats it in top end. You would have to see one to believe it.
The brakes? Well if we are not carefull it's like hitting a wall. Instant stop. All the negative EXP you can have and it's enough brake. I assure you.
Duration? Well, my first tests reached 18 minutes at race speed (more speed than the others
) but with the higher ratios I would get some lousy 10 or 12 minutes.
With this kind of power the motor has to be smooth because no matter what tires you have they would loose grip. They loose grip when you get to a straight and hit the throttle. It spins all 4 wheels and it gets pretty fast.
I assume that the Novak will not have that kind of power. The word was that it was designed with a more conservative power output because it was intended for fun running. Imagine the average street basher just plug a battery and run for 20 minutes...
At the end, no brush replacing no comm truing no maitenance AT ALL. This market is very significative for Novak (or to any other manufacturer for that matter).
The MT are high end BL motors. The ESC were designed for racing (I know it's not sanctioned but it's racing anyway).
The Novak is a sensor motor and the MT is a sensorless motor. If you find the photo there are 5 thin wires coming out of the motor and 3 thick ones. This is typical of Aveox motors too. I have no idea of the advantages or disadvantages (well, I have some, but I don't want to start a debate over this).
Let's wait for the specs of the Novak before comparing with the other brands (Aveox, Modeltech, Kontronic, Koelher, Lehner etc etc). It's just a pre production (prototype) inside a transparent box that runs for display purposes. Yet..
angrymrsquirrel - My Pro 2 did not stipr any belts with the BL. However I've stripped one with a 12x3. They can take a beating. Don't worry