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Old 05-07-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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wich is the best mamba max brushless system?

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Old 05-07-2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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also wich is better? novak 7.5 brushless system or the best mamba max? if so how much difference
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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What's best is like a Chevy vs. Ford debate....

If you are looking at the Novak 7.5.... the Mamba 4600 is probably the closest to that.

IMO the Mambas have more power... if you want low end torque esp. They have a stupid amount of rip. But the LRP and Novak are great for racing because they don't have as much bottom end. It's like running a brushed single wind vs. a triple... the higher winds are smooth and easier to drive. Just depends on what you like and what you are doing with it.
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i have the mamba 5700kv in my zx-5 witch i just finished
im going to run lipo's
now for the 1st time in rc

im very afraid
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:51 AM   #5
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ok thanks the mamba max 7700kv is the fastest?
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:56 AM   #6
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yeah.. the 7700 is the fastest.... wicked fast.
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the 7700 is the fastest using 6 cell power. If you can go beyond that, the 5700 I believe is the fastest. The 7700 is rated for 6 cell use only.

Keep in mind, have seen plenty of people getting rid of 7700 units as being too fast and can't control them. You may want something slower to start with. You can always upgrade the motor later.

I have the 5700 unit and its stupid fast on 6 cells. Can blow by the 1/8 scale nitros no prob on medium sized tracks.
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Im also looking at either pruchasing a Novak 5.5R or some sort of Mamba. The Mambas are $80 cheaper and have some sort of USB port on the ESC. What is this used for?
Is it safe to use the Mambas with LIPO? And do all the Mambas only take 6 cells?

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mambas have lipos in mind, they have cutoffs in them specifically for lipos or you can just set the volts for whatever. They can take I believe 11.1V lipos, maybe more. So they can be used for more than 6 cells.

The cool thing about the USB is that it allows you to fully configure your ESC. You can set it anyway you want.

Only knocks on my mamba max so far:

Size
position of USB port (should have been on top of ESC instead of from the side, limits mounting locations)
Non-solderable wires for motor
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I run the Mamba 4600, and I also have a Novak GTB 6.5 setup in my other car...I agree, the Mamba has much more torque and punch than the Novak, and both have very similar top end (I am running 6 cell packs).

I beleive the Mamba speedo can take more voltage, unlike the Novak. Best to check the Castle Creations site for specs on it though.
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Would the 7700KV be fine in a 4wd buggy?

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a 5700 would be fine in a 4wd buggy
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Sweet, is there a recommend gearing somewhere?

Also, I just found their site and on there it says 'NOTE: Mamba Max 6900 & 7700 motors are limited to 8 cell NiMh/9.6 volt or 2 cell/7.4 volt lipo battery packs!'.
Does this mean I can only use 8 cells or 8 cells is the highest I can go?

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Quote:
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a 5700 would be fine in a 4wd buggy
5700 or 7700?

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I'm looking for a system in a few months. Are the Mamba motors ROAR legal as I heard they weren't?
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