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Old 12-12-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with some of Novak's older ESCs like the CYCLONE C2 and CYCLONE TC2.

I know they have the new GT7s out but I see some good deals for cyclones on the market and was wondering how they performed.

Currently I run a Novak Dually and was wondering if I upgrade to one of the above if it would make a noticable difference in throttle input.

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Old 12-12-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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I have the TC2, I feel they perform just as good as the GT7. The TC2 actually has a lower internal resistance than the GT7. The big difference is the weight and size of the TC2 compared to the GT7. If you're running a heavy car like the losi XXX sedan or a car with tight space a GT7 is the way to go. Just one more fact. Alot of 2nd level sponcered drivers run and swear the cyclone 2 speed controller is a great controller. I agree with them. If the price is right go for it.
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I have the TC and the GT-7, the GT-7 is a very smooth controller but not too robust, the TC is reliable run after run. Anyway, both are great.
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I loved the push button on/off of the (T)C2s, but after a lot of use the buttons would often fail. I have three or four of each of the Cyclone, TC2 and GT7, and although I use primarily the GT7s and put the others in test/goof-off cars, I have never noticed much of a performance difference between them.

If you want a cheap, quality ESC, grab a used Cyclone or (T)C2. You won't be disappointed!
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I have run the cyclone since the old yellow and black label, it's definately an awesome ESC. If the space in today's shaft sedans wasn't so tight, than I might still run one of the TC or TC2's to this day.
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i run a xxx-s, and i have been runnig my cyclone, the original one, for 2.5 years. I have accidentally skidded into a puddle, got it soaked, i had it smoking with reverse voltage, and i ran over(fell out of my car), numerous times. That baby still works, every time, only thing that broke was the switch wire, and i just got a new one. I have tc2, but it broke, and i can't set it, the light comes on, but i an't set it. I'm just going to send it in and pay the 50 bucks to get the gt7, when my cyclone brakes(like that'll happen). Get a cyclone series, and for under 100 bucks(on da ebay), you can't go wrong, a cyclone is monster, i won't fail, i won't fail, it's a beast. The gt7 in my mind is the prinicess, being weaker than the beast.
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my tc2 doesn't heat up in any way...it's a cool thing.Highly recommended.
i only sold the tc2(reluctantly) to ease the shift into Brushless(novak also)
but i guess you can get an LRP V7.1 for the same price and i think that one is even better.
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I use a cyclone c2 for mod touring, i dunt trust the gt7, i tend to blow them up with low turn, the cyclone is near bullet proof.
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hey, i just want to know is the GT7 a good ESC to use in 27T stock? does it have any problems? doesnt it get very hot?

and whatis the lowest turn motor could the GT7 take and not blow up.

i want to get an ESC that will last me a long time cause i dont want to go replacing it.(and if u know any other good ESC for the same price could ya tell me, this ESC is 135.00US)


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I've used my GT7 on everything from a 27turn stock motor, to 19turn spec, to a 12turn double. The esc never really gets hot. At the most it gets warm on hot days, but thats about it.

Its not the smallest thing around, so you'll have to do some creative planning to fit it on most modern days sedans. I fit it on Yok SD with a little effort and planning.
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thanks for all the input.

picked up a Cyclone C2 and it works great!
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u reckon it would fit in an xray evo 2?

and does the capacitors really give the car more punch, is it noticable
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fitting/space is usually no problem.
The capacitor does not give punch,it merely smoothens the voltage across the motor,so that it runs cooler and there is less spiking.

it also depends on the size of your receiver.
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