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Old 12-01-2005, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Fastest Novak Brushless System?

I havent owned any brushless system since my Mamba setup on my mini. I am currently looking into a brushless system purely for fun.

Any recomendations?
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:07 AM   #2
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novak gtb 5.5(they say too fast)
gtb 6.5

LMT range of brushless system.But very expensive and the performance is equally good
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5.5 fastest
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how fast does the 5.5 brushless system go?
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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Depends on the application. Speed numbers are very relative.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:52 PM   #7
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Yes it's for 1/10th scale...but speed numbers in an incorrectly geared Traxxas Stampede will very greatly from a correctly geared TRF415MSX...haha

Besides, batteries, outside temperature, running surface, rollout, all that stuff affects top speed. It's unfair to guess how fast something will go.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:44 PM   #8
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so, in a stock tc4, on a flat surface, at 80 degrees, with a perfect 7.2 volt pack, with 0 wind. what would you say that it would be capable of? ball park? 30, 40, 50, 200... (nevermind that last one)
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:13 AM   #9
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Somewhere in the ballpark of the 40's would be my guess.
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I wouldn't go with the 5.5. If anything go with the 6.5, theres not even anywhere where you are going to need that kind of speed. Go with a reedy! I say this using my friends novak 5.5 and my own. I can even hit 80% speed on my offroad track, nevermind my really long driveway either, which is way bigger than any part of a track, and it's onroad. I feel the sphere is easier to use too, and no fan business or external battery attachment to deal with.
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Novak GTB 5.5 brushless - Too POWERFUL? I guess for some that can't handle it. It's just a fact of life that some people can't drive MOD and some can. If you are having problems not being able to handle a fast motor I would suggest looking at your setup and trying a different one (or new tire of the right compound for you track). I was testing my 5.5 yesterday in a XXXT. Yay baby It was powerful but extremely controllable. I have not tried the 6.5, yet.

Reedy brushless- decided to wait and see what the reviews were from people that actually bought one with their own money, and glad that I did. There seems to be a lot of problems from a lot of people that bought this system. Yes, not everyone is having problems but most are, judging by those that are posting about their actual purchases. Reedy brushless seems to be similiar to Spectrum, alot of early problems and was probably shipped a little early before the obvious bugs were worked out. Now Spectrum rocks for me and the Reedy will probaby get it together after a while, just not now.

I also have a Hacker brushless- It sucks for onroad. Just my opinion from my actual experience with the one I bought.

How fast is the 5.5? I did not have a radar gun to tell exactly but in a TC4 I have not doubt that it would easily go 50 with the right gearing and good batteries(IB3800 1.2v are everywhere now). The problem you will have with a TC4 is when you go to turn I suggest using a car you don't mind smashing to smitherines for 60 or 70 mph runs

The 5.5 is more powerful than the 6.5 according to Novak. The brushless motors are very torqueie(?). Which just means that you gear them differently to get into the powerband that suits your situation(Track, car, driver style, track temp., etc...).

"I can even hit 80% speed on my offroad track, nevermind my really long driveway either,"

ummm...I guess the driveway isn't all that long. I suggest different gearing to hit top speed in a given distance... kind of like getting the proper gearing for your track

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Reedy brushless- decided to wait and see what the reviews were from people that actually bought one with their own money, and glad that I did. There seems to be a lot of problems from a lot of people that bought this system. Yes, not everyone is having problems but most are, judging by those that are posting about their actual purchases. Reedy brushless seems to be similiar to Spectrum, alot of early problems and was probably shipped a little early before the obvious bugs were worked out. Now Spectrum rocks for me and the Reedy will probaby get it together after a while, just not now.



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Dude the Specktrum is the problem, not the Lrp ......

Lrp uses the same BEC circuit as the Novak...

Not seen one of these so called problems occur with My Neo & Sphere yet !
Cus I don`t used a Spektrum....
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So is ther eanyone else with real world experience with the 5.5 system? I'm looking into it for a Pro 4, running on a nice asphalt track. I've been able to get into the 40 mph range with a 19T chameleon. Shouldn't a 5.5T motor be alot faster?
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In know this is an off road thread but the questions seems to have gone to on-road. I run the 5.5 and it's comparable to a 8-9 turn mod motor. It has a totaly different powerband and takes a while to get used to (very torquey) and to get the gearing right.
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