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Old 11-10-2008, 07:55 PM   #3121
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Charlie had told me the same thing when I talked to him at iHobby. I am not trying to blame Novak here. But when people have been waiting months because they can't get product, that can be an issue and a barrier to entry. My local track didn't have them in until just recently. Not because they didn't order them, but because there were none to have. I managed to get one to run for this past weekend. However it would have been nice to have another option (at this point I think the only other 21.5 is the Tekin at this point, and it has been available).
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I do know of a track that makes an exception on the 21.5 rule. They allow Trinity and Tekin motors in, but the racers all know that if they go to a sanctioned event they had better have a Novak to take with them.
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Is there any performance difference between the other motors and the Novak from your observations?
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:19 PM   #3124
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When I put together my USVTA car I was unable to get the Novak thru regular sources so I went with the LRP shown here
http://67.199.85.166/main/productdet...ory=6001exxxxx
Anyone try one of these?
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Last race got dominated (I think) by a Novak, but it was only a three car heat. I will let you know after the attendance builds up. I would prefer that they stick to the official rules. I think they caved to the pressure of this shortage thing.
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But when people have been waiting months because they can't get product, that can be an issue and a barrier to entry. My local track didn't have them in until just recently. Not because they didn't order them, but because there were none to have. I managed to get one to run for this past weekend.
I checked online store supply for the Novak motors once every 2 weeks for the last 3 months, and each time I did, I was able to find at least 2 stores that had them in stock. I find it hard to believe that anyone waited "for months" to get one. I firmly believe that if you couldn't find one, you weren't trying very hard.


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However it would have been nice to have another option (at this point I think the only other 21.5 is the Tekin at this point, and it has been available).
Tekin, Trinity, Hacker, LRP, Putnam, Speed Passion, Fantom at least are on the market right now. I would expect more once there is an official approval process.


Oh, and Stormer has 4 Novaks in stock right now.
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When I put together my USVTA car I was unable to get the Novak thru regular sources so I went with the LRP shown here
http://67.199.85.166/main/productdet...ory=6001exxxxx
Anyone try one of these?
They are not legal in USVTA racing. I would expect not many people have tried one of those.
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I checked online store supply for the Novak motors once every 2 weeks for the last 3 months, and each time I did, I was able to find at least 2 stores that had them in stock. I find it hard to believe that anyone waited "for months" to get one. I firmly believe that if you couldn't find one, you weren't trying very hard.

Oh, and Stormer has 4 Novaks in stock right now.
The sarcasm and innuendo isn't necessary, appreciated or productive. As I stated, my LHS did not have them and couldn't get them for some time. They finally got some in a week or two ago which is how I finally got one.
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The sarcasm and innuendo isn't necessary, appreciated or productive. As I stated, my LHS did not have them and couldn't get them for some time. They finally got some in a week or two ago which is how I finally got one.
There is ZERO sarcasm or innuendo in my comments. I said what I said and I meant it. They were out there to be had if you REALLY wanted one. I know for a fact, because I was out there looking to make sure. I even went so far as to post direct links to online stores that had them, along with their prices right here in this thread only a couple of weeks ago.

My point is, the complaints lack fact.



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Wow, and now name calling from the great Josh H. I feel honored.
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no name calling here.........that was on my fortune cookie
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no name calling here.........that was on my fortune cookie
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You need to see Team America: World Police.... nuff said
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