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Old 09-08-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a new speed controller...

the Novak GT7 is near the top of the list...

for Reedy Modified motors...9t,12t,14t,27t...

any info would be appreciated!
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Purchase a nice GM, LRP, or Keyence. You'll thank yourself in the longrun.
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sorry, but i'm a nooo-b. What company/model is GM?
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sorry, but i'm a nooo-b. What company/model is GM?
GM is from germany, GM Racing
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Old 09-09-2003, 11:30 AM   #5
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The Novak GT-7 is a top notch speed control. It is defiently hard to beat. Especially now that they have released the new wiring harness.

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whats the deal w/ the new wiring harness compared to the old one?
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Old 09-09-2003, 11:39 AM   #7
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The new harness comes with a diode and capacitor built into a circuit border about 2 inches away from the motor. Suppose to reduce motor interference, increase motor rpm and keep the motor cooler.


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i'm liking this GT-7 more and more. So I'll keep an eye out for the kit w/ the new wiring harness. Built in diode/capacitor 2" from the motor...is that the recommended placement space for the GT-7 when I get it? or does the diode/capacitor extend 2" off the GT-7? sorry, nue-bee that wants to drive clean and fast...thanks crash!...my tempo 1 touch doesn't cut it
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It comes attached to the wires already. All the new ones come with the harness already. SO if your lhs has them in stock odds are that it already has it.


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I love mine. I was having problems with some of my diodes and Novak sent me the inline one for free. They also sent me the standalone 25 amp diode as well...very nice of them, they have good customer service and explain their ESC well if you have questions.
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I love my GT7, very good speedo. No problems with it yet and i dont have the new wire kit either lol
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I'm in the market for a new speed controller...

the Novak GT7 is near the top of the list...

for Reedy Modified motors...9t,12t,14t,27t...

any info would be appreciated!

tried KEYENCE, LRP, and NOVAK.

value for money, NOVAK.
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Old 09-09-2003, 02:57 PM   #13
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thanks for all the help guys...I'm 90% sold on the GT-7. Only thing holding me back would be the LRP. Keyence...i heard there is a lot of set-up time...jeesh, I'm still trying to figure out my JR Radio still ...keep in mind I'm a total novice/beginner/newbie...but picking up quickly...as told by my peers! *just to make me buy more expensive components* j/k

There are 7 programs on the GT-7 correct?

basically would be for tight, fast, medium/fast tracks. And or throttle response correct?

sorry but I come from the automotive performance industry, rc's are a new world for me
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I just replaced a glitchy LRP Digital 7.1 with a GT-7. Works great, not to hard to figure out, as long as you read the instructions. I'm not talking down the LRP, as it was in a used car I bought, and who knows what it went through. I am curious as to see how they deal with it at warranty though. I'll let you know.
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the only bad thing about the gt7 (not with the new harness) i heard/saw was one of the guys at my local track was running it in his 12th scale and whenever his motor tapped a disc (they were using steel plow discs, but have since changed to plastic) his esc shorted out and shut off. All he had to do is turn it off then back on, but after 3 or 4 times of this happening in races and mains he switched to an LRP Quantum Comp and hasn't had a problem since. But, unless your running with plow discs and a 12 scale, i wouldn't worry about it.
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