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Old 10-30-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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I'am buying a Losi XXX4 G plus and I want to put the Novak supersport plus Brushless system in it. Will this work, will there be any any problems?
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i run one all the time..just go to www.teamnovak.com and check their gearing page to check for the proper gear ratio.

otherwise they just fly with the brushless
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I've got one with the ss5800 in it. Fantastic running! I tuned down the brakes a bit and other than that just learn some throttle control. Sails nicely on the jumps. I can't say if that's due to the brushless as I've never run a brushed motor in it but the way the brushless freewheels it's awesome. A light tap to the throttle or brake in the air gives instant feedback..



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Two tips, if you run on a high grip surface the amp draw can be very high. Some of the racers in my area found that they needed to put vents in the body over the speed control to keep from thermalling. Also the 5800 has a very bottom heavy throttle curve. I found that I could change this by turning my Exponential adjusment down to 60%. This makes the cruve feel more like a conventional setup. I recently changed to the GTB and it's even better.
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Did you have any problems fitting your GTB in the xxx4?
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Two tips, if you run on a high grip surface the amp draw can be very high. Some of the racers in my area found that they needed to put vents in the body over the speed control to keep from thermalling. Also the 5800 has a very bottom heavy throttle curve. I found that I could change this by turning my Exponential adjusment down to 60%. This makes the cruve feel more like a conventional setup. I recently changed to the GTB and it's even better.
I second that... My 5800 does get hot. I can make a five minute race no problem but I can't kick a battery pack without a cool down period. As stated it also depends on track layout/grip.

tnbndr: I would assume the GTB to fit easily in the xxx4 as the stock ss5800 esc is larger and I've got it intalled.
ss5800 esc:
1.32" wide
1.75" long
GTB esc:
1.16" wide
1.49" long
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I am worried about the height with the Fan on it.
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Hmm that would be close. I know that the BK2 needs the body cut away to clear the fan but I have never used the fan on mine. It is mostly for carpet touring car use. I would mount it without the fan first. If your surface is extremely high grip you may need the fan but I ran on a offroad track where throttle control is about keeping the front wheels on the ground and had no heating problems.
The only difficulty about mounting these is the keg of a power capacitor that it has pt be run with. It does not tie on to the side as it did with the GT7.
You should be ok without the fan as long as there are some venting slots over the speed control.
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