Originally posted by GTO2
I run conservative gearing with my Novak BL, it lasts at least 20mins on GP3300. I doubt the 10x V2 will last half of that.
Screw conservative gearing... we want speed!!
Novak SS5800 has heaps of torque, so to get speed you've gotta
gear them high. Increase the gearing until you've achieved the
best lap times
- that's all there is to it.
(when overgeared, your lap times get worse & SS5800 ESC gets overly hot)
For my local track, a sweetly-geared SS5800 runs about 6.5-7 mins on 3300. It keeps up with 10 turn motors there.
As comparison, finally got around to trying a V2 last weekend.
Very nice motor... mine was a 9x2.
Geared sweet, it did about 5.5 mins on the 3300s - slightly
faster than the Novak SS5800 but less torque.
Usually with non-V2 hot mods, performance starts dropping
after 2-3 runs and we'd pull them apart for a check/rebuild.
We did 5 runs on that 9x2 and every run was just as strong.
Motor runs very hot though - had to stop for 10 mins between
packs to let it cool down (no fan), else you could smell the paint.
After 5 runs the serrations have worn off the brushes.
Novak BL doesn't need rest though. We've trashed it for 2 hrs
non-stop pack after pack and it's still held up perfectly.
Nil maintenance apart from occasional opening up to dust out
and oil the bearings. Its 1 from the 1st batch too, no problems.
Love that Novak...!