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Old 08-17-2007, 09:34 AM   #16
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Woohoo, pissing match!

Everyone is going to of course claim what they run is the best and if they've had problems with some, they'll claim the company is crap.

Obviously there's pluses and minuses to each but here's my $.02 Canadian:
I've had great luck with all of Novaks since I got my first ss5800 system which my youngest son is using several years later. Novak's customer support is top notch in my opinion especially after I accidentally ran through a small stream with my GTB and swapped it under their exchange program.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:09 AM   #17
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What is that ?

RC stuff for sale. http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=166731
a friend at the shootout learned that clipping the blue sensor wire will prevent thermalling in novak stuff. it will void all warranties but they all end at some point anyway and i dont know how many times i lost races due to the 4.5 thermalling in 4 mod.....
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:33 AM   #18
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It's actually an "I have it, so it is the best one, thread."

By the way, I will catch your "bonded" Vector with my "sintered" GTB anyday. I do it all the time...

Lastly, I have run both of them so if you want MHO, the LRP was a good ESC, but it was not as punchy (probably due to the bonded rotor) and it thermalled more often. I was always able to finish a races with it, but maybe not the pack. Whereas, I could with the GTB. Of course, it's hard to compare apples to apples. I was running what were supposed to be comparable systems in both a Lazer ZX5 and a BJ4WE. Also, the LRP did have native LIPO support from day one while Novak did not add LIPO cutoff until recently. Bottom, line is, see what other people are having success with and go with that. They are both decent systems from reputable manufacturers if you ask me.

**Please note, this is only my recreational user opinion, not fact.
Now he tells me! But it hasn't thermalled on me yet. And I like SMOOTH power.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #19
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Now he tells me! But it hasn't thermalled on me yet. And I like SMOOTH power.
Hey I never said it was bad! My GTB just lets me run longer.

Where are my parts man?!

See you tomorrow.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:59 AM   #20
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The GTB in my losi sedan is the new spread spektrum version, It actually feels very smooth, almost like the LRP. Stays pretty cool, I think the faster switching rate has proven itself, thought it was a gimmick at first.
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:40 PM   #21
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yes, reading all the documentation and actually understanding what it does allows you to take advantage of all this R&D time that you guys were wondering why products got pushed back.
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for any one out there looking to get a brushless system im saying novak all the way because their customer support is second to none and they produce top quality equipment right here in the united states. i personal refuse to support another blue product. if you cant get support at a world championship i cant imagine the regular customer service is any better
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:50 PM   #23
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Im looking at getting a brushless system for my sedan, 12th scale, 2wd buggy and 2wd truck, so i need to make the right decision...
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:58 PM   #24
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Im looking at getting a brushless system for my sedan, 12th scale, 2wd buggy and 2wd truck, so i need to make the right decision...
Either one. Novak makes one for 4cell.
http://www.teamnovak.com/products/es...ell/index.html
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LRP's is auto cell sensing though..
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:57 AM   #26
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LRP's is auto cell sensing though..
The Novak looks smaller. Its the only reason I would use it. The LRP Is pretty low profile though.
I'm not sure of any profile benefits one way or the other.
But in 12th scale size matters.
I think the Novak 4 cell is the GTB with a different top plate.?
Instead of the heat sink. I wonder if it has a capacitor.?
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:23 AM   #27
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i have 2 LRPs one has the old software and my new one has the update 07 software. my ? is do they have lipo voltage shut off so you dont run them down to far. Im just getting in to lipos and someone at my track said that they both do but i thought that i would ask here first. thanks
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yes, the 2007 version dose have a lipo cut off, and automatic detection.
the old "digital" version is the only one that dosnt have lipo cut off circuitry.
ck out this link. all the info you will need.
http://www.lrp.cc/e/lis/
iam a huge LRP fan. nothing against mamba, or novak. i got my first shpere(and only one so far no problems) ive had a 2 star, 4star with sintered rotor, and iam currently running a vector 5.5 with sintered rotor. i only switched to get faster, no problems. the gtb system are fast as well, and mamba is just outa contorl. i give a thumbs up to all companies, considering what we started out with. ie. mechanical esc, brushed motors.
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hey thanks for the help.
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no problem what set up are you running?
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