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Old 10-14-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if anybody has tryed this setup, is it controllable? I want to get the Novak for my KE but im thinking it has to much power?

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Old 10-14-2003, 06:31 PM   #2
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Too much power, no.

Too much weight, maybe.

I don't think the weight is an issue in 4wheel and truck but it might be in buggy. See if you can try that setup before you buy it.
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I have the Novak Brushless on my newer and more active racing kits. The XXXKE is one of them. Honestly, it drove like a dream! After some set-up changes and adjustments, the ride was smooth and took the jumps well. I didn't feel it was too heavy and if anything after I started to get used to it the buggy felt planted! Unfortunately, I encountered a problem with my ESC at a recent race and now will be sending my Brushless System for service (with it's 120 warranty) to Novak since I don't want the warranty voided by trying to fix or figure it out myself. I will continue to use it and make sure that I pay close attention to the temperature of the ESC's heatsink. I was driving the car hard and finishing off a full battery pack (GP3300 Nimh) and since I also use velcro on the XXXKE's body and chassis, it could be that there was a lack of ventelation (especially on a hot day) which caused the Automatic Thermal Shut-Down to kick in (which is normal and done when needed). Something seems to have tripped within the ESC and that is why I am sending it in for service....

So for now (at least just on my Losi Kits), they will go back to the Brushed Motor/ESC system..... just temporarily and until Novak sends back my Brushless stuff!

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I'm glad it worked well for your KE, what setup changes did you have to make?
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The set-up changes were more done to suit my XXXKE to run better on that specific track and under those track conditions (nothing too major). These tips came from the Best two drivers at the club and their input definitely helped. I changed my front springs, made some steering adjustments, etc. You can go ahead with installing the Novak Brushless with no problems at all. I just recommend that you make sure the ESC is placed as far away from the edge of the chassis as possible to avoid the body from rubbing against the ESC's heatsink oce it's mounted. It may still touch a bit so a thick tape on the uderside of the body should help spare your paint job from scratches.

Lastly, be sure to always check the heat on ESC's heatsink. According to Charlie, Novak's head technician, It should be around the 160 F level after a good hard run. That's about 3-5 seconds of thumb time.

Best of Luck and enjoy your 18-20 minutes of runtime!

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Sweet, Thanks for all the help STEALTH. I sure will enjoy the long run time. No more comm cutting.
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Perosn in our club runs the temp up to around 240 F in a touring car, geared nuts even more then what a stock would be geared at.

So far the person has not had issues with it failing.
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No more comm cutting.
Like you ever cut them in the first place, hahaha.
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Ahh, Fack you John.
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