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Old 10-11-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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Exclamation Brushless motor quality, types, and issues. Input wanted

So a friend of mine (and me i guess) is unsure about getting a Novak 13.5 motor with the sintered rotor. He has a friend who works for horizon and said something about looking into higher quality motors than novak....said something about their sintered rotors too. Also mentioned something about burning out ESC's.

Anyways, i wanted to know if any of that stuff, regardless of how vague it is, is a real world problem with novak stuff. Specifically regarding the 13.5 systems.

Also, are there comparable 13.5 or 13.5-level systems (power-wise, wanna stay within the brushed-stocked range) that are of any significance construction, quality, power, or design-wise?

One last thing...i've seen Novaks referred to as "inside out" by fans of other types of brushless motors. Ive seen Inrunner and Outrunner...didnt know there were other brushless technologies (brushed motors are all basically the same...so this is interesting to me). What are the diffrent technologies and what are their differences?

Its alot to ask but i wanna make the best educated choice before spendin all the money (gonna be getting two brushless sytems for 2 diff cars) you know?
input much appreciated!
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:59 AM   #2
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There are many threads in this forum about brushless motors i.e. Mamba Max, Novak series, LRP, etc. Read them so you know what we think of the products and then it is up to you to try out the brushless motor you desire and to see if you made the right choice. Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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Just my view of the current BL situation, Novak is probably the largest BL motor seller in the USA. Most people run them since they are pretty reliable and have good customer service. Novak is not priced too high, nor too low. Novak was also the first company to mass market Brushless, starting about 4-5 year ago.

I see plenty of people wanting to go with something other than Novak, but I think this is just the desire to do something other than the norm. If you don't have money to waste, and you need a good reliable system from the start w/o any experimentation, get a Novak. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:24 AM   #4
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i have run the novak no problems at all. There are other makes out there, but from using the system, its rock solid and i really can't fault it.
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The only brushless motor that I've ever had fail was a brand other than a Novak.

The only brushless speedo's that I've had fail were a brand other than Novak.
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Well I have failures on Novak, Lrp, Nosram esc and motors so there is no bullet proof solution.

Try the one who has better support near you
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Well I have failures on Novak, Lrp, Nosram esc and motors so there is no bullet proof solution.

Try the one who has better support near you
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:25 AM   #8
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Syber,

I really don't think you have much of anything to worry about concerning getting a novak 13.5 w/ sintered rotor.

All of our motors are designed and assembled in house where we have complete control over our motors.

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So a friend of mine (and me i guess) is unsure about getting a Novak 13.5 motor with the sintered rotor. He has a friend who works for horizon and said something about looking into higher quality motors than novak....said something about their sintered rotors too. Also mentioned something about burning out ESC's.

Anyways, i wanted to know if any of that stuff, regardless of how vague it is, is a real world problem with novak stuff. Specifically regarding the 13.5 systems.

Also, are there comparable 13.5 or 13.5-level systems (power-wise, wanna stay within the brushed-stocked range) that are of any significance construction, quality, power, or design-wise?

One last thing...i've seen Novaks referred to as "inside out" by fans of other types of brushless motors. Ive seen Inrunner and Outrunner...didnt know there were other brushless technologies (brushed motors are all basically the same...so this is interesting to me). What are the diffrent technologies and what are their differences?

Its alot to ask but i wanna make the best educated choice before spendin all the money (gonna be getting two brushless sytems for 2 diff cars) you know?
input much appreciated!
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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alright cool thanks for the replies guys, especially you Steve.
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