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Old 01-18-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRHU4&P=OW
And will it be ok just for general running or is it just for racing.I got such a great deal on this and a XXXt that I could not pass it up
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'scroles to the bottom of the tower page'...

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Input Voltage: 4-7 cells (1.2V/cell or 4.8-8.4 total volts)
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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so I wonder if a 2 cell lipoly will be ok,I did look at that and also wonder why it says 4 cell on the speed control
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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Didn't take much to figure that out -

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPYT2&P=V

2nd line in the TH tech notes -

"Designed for 4-cell applications such as 1/12 scale on-road"
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I think the 4 cell GTB also has different throttle profiles than a standard GTB.

From tower's listing also
Differs from the #1710 Novak GTB ESC in the following ways;
30% smaller height profile
No heat sink or cooling fan
Smaller 16 gauge wire for 25% lighter weight
Replaceable, resolderable input and switch harnesses
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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My mistake the guy did not say that it was a 4 cell so there is a different one.so I will e-mail him and ask
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Yeah, that link you posted is a little confusing - the motor spec is 4 to 7 cells, the esc spec is only four cells. You have to do a little looking until you see motor and then esc specs.

Def a no for a 2S lipo with that setup.
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I was at the track today and one guy was running one of the 4-Cell novak GTB's in his T4 truck with a 2s lipo battery. He had no problems with it at all. I was told it will run on 2s lipo or 6-cell NiMh with no problems. It is just optimized for 4-cell operation in 1/12th scale cars.
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My guess is that it will run the higher turn motors without too much trouble on a 2S lipo. It just doesn't have the ability to dissipate as much heat as the controller with a heatsink.
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/gallery/ga...memberID=78182
I hate to put a link to the other site but the first 2 pictures is it.He is saying that he has ran 3 cell lipolys on it which I will never do.So I am just as confused as before can someone make head or tails out of it
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i think i would go for the other version that has the heat sink.. the heat sink is very important in keeping the controller cool
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They make add on heat sinks for just about everything and will get one if needed,but from the experience with my others I have no heat issues at all but mine is not geared to the moon for top speed either and I am sure that this helps with heat issues.I gear mine to the location I am running and it's ussually not very big
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If others are running 2S, then its capable of handling it. Seems like only liability are warranty issues in case you have it pop on you. Def add a heatsink.
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