R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2003, 06:40 PM   #16
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Langley,British Columbia Canada
Posts: 38
Default

I heard that story was 1/10 touring car & a Lrp speedo
rcconcept is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 05:20 AM   #17
Tech Adept
 
Vegetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canberra
Posts: 156
Default

Hey,

You can't beat a Novak !

I have a TC2 had it for about two years now, have not had one problem with it !!

Couple of my mates have the GT7 and they wouldn't trade it for anything..

My 2 cents worth !!

Later guys
Vegetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 06:25 AM   #18
Tech Master
 
hobbipro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: West Palm Beach
Posts: 1,326
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Thumbs up

I'd recommend the GT-7 to anyone, even a newbie. The instructions are easy to read and understand. The performance is top notch. There are 7 profiles to choose from, which one is up to you, actually the 7th profile is for customizing if you desire. And as stated in previous posts, Novak's customer service is as good as it gets. I wish all manufacturers were as easy to deal with.

hobbipro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 08:13 AM   #19
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 32
Default

Hi,

Keyence set-up is not time consuming . . . but it is more expensive than Novak.

John
John Robb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 02:16 PM   #20
Tech Apprentice
 
dasgruvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 71
Default

looks like I'll be getting a Novak GT-7 soon ...anymore info would be appreciated
dasgruvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 03:35 PM   #21
Super Moderator
 
Grizzbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posts: 3,063
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

There is one hing I think you should be careful about, I have seen guys mess their GT7's up, but I think it was because of user error in soldering the wires on it. To be safe, make sure you use a grounded soldering iron(a grounded one should have a 3 prong plug for the AC outlet), & be careful not to hold it to the wire terminals for too long, or else you could end up damaging something on the circuit boards....
__________________
Bob Seay
Tamiya TRF417, TA05v.2, TRF211XM, M-05ver.2R, XRAY X12, Associated B5m Factory Lite

Go Pokes!!!
Grizzbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 07:49 PM   #22
Tech Master
 
JoshR 85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Franklin
Posts: 1,345
Default

HeY!!!

I love both of my GT7's i got one of the new ones w/ the wiring harness bcuz i got one when it first came out and they put the wiring harness out because they've been having troubles w/ them blowing up so they think that solved the problem... i hope it did. i also love it because it has the different setups for your driving style.
JoshR 85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 09:02 AM   #23
Tech Fanatic
 
Rob Mincey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 872
Default

I've had 2 GT7's and I'm now using the Keyence Zero V Extreme. Both are good units, performance wise, but I was disappointed in the durability of the GT7. My first GT7 died after catching a corner dot and tumbling end over end into a wall. I assume the sudden stop was just too much for the internals to handle. Oh well, mailed off to Novak, and had a replacement (new, not refurbed) in 2 weeks.

The second GT7 shorted internally, and melted the case. Mailed it back to Novak, and had a new, not refurbed, unit in less than 10 days (didn't even miss a race.)

Bought the Keyence, and haven't had a single problem with it. The Keyence seems more "punchy" than the GT7, even when the profiles of each are very similar. I can't be sure, but this might have something to do with the Keyence's lower "on resistance."

Anyway, I think you'll be happy with either. The 2 GT7's that I had were first generation, and from what I hear, MANY people had problems with the early units. It's nice to see that Novak has addressed some of the concerns with the new harness.

For customer service, you can't beat Novak.

My two cents,

Rob
Rob Mincey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 09:27 AM   #24
Tech Master
 
cHckbOY5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,057
Send a message via AIM to cHckbOY5
Default

wats bad about the keyence?
cHckbOY5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 09:32 AM   #25
Tech Fanatic
 
Rob Mincey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 872
Default

As far as I'm concerned, nothing.

The unit has performed extremely reliably. Plus, I like the fact that my ESC says, "Hello" when I power it up, but I'm wierd like that.

The only downside I see to the Keyence is the price. It's about $35-40 higher than the GT7.

I can't comment on Keyence's customer service since I've never had to use it, but the owner of the LHS says it's second to none.

Rob
Rob Mincey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 01:04 PM   #26
Tech Apprentice
 
dasgruvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 71
Default ok, GT-7 vs LRP 7.1

now an LRP 7.1 has stepped in...any info?
dasgruvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 01:34 PM   #27
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 483
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Hi guys,

what is the drag brake with the prog #7?
What set up do you use in touring modified (asphalt & rubber tires) with the custom program?

Thanks
Hugo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
thoughts on 8-t rjs_13203 Nitro Off-Road 14 09-02-2008 02:00 PM
thoughts on vrc TheDon502 Nitro On-Road 12 12-06-2007 05:02 PM
Could I get your thoughts? losi guy Buyer/Seller dispute and Feedback discussion forum 4 11-15-2007 07:37 PM
What are you thoughts on this one? Exposure Chat Lounge 0 10-28-2004 11:13 AM
Thoughts on the HPI .12R XS Darkseid Nitro On-Road 6 11-21-2003 07:59 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:21 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net