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Old 08-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a novak 4cell GTB and I plan on using it in my 12th scale with a single cell smc 4000. Has this been a good choice for some of you? what are the ups and downs
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I am thinking of getting a novak 4cell GTB and I plan on using it in my 12th scale with a single cell smc 4000. Has this been a good choice for some of you? what are the ups and downs
It will work and one of the ups is that a booster or rec pack is not required, although you will see the servo get a bit slugish toward the end of the run without one. One big downside is that the esc is outdated and has no advanced timing abilities like the LRP or Tekin. The amount of disadvantage will depend on the skill levels and size of your home track.
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We have announced our new, affordable Havoc 1S series of products customized for single cell racing:

Novak's Havoc 1S Systems

We will also offer a replacement plate for the Havoc esc, similar to the GTB-4 cell cooling plate.

The Havocs do not offer timing adjustments, but do feature the following extensive, on-board programming options:

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On-board, user-friendly interface with nine adjustable parameters:

~Minimum Brake (10 settings from 0-27%)

~Drag Brake (10 settings from 0-27%)

~Dead Band (5 settings from 2-6%)

~Minimum Drive (5 settings from 1-5%)

~Throttle Curve (Linear and Expo)

~Brake Frequency (7 settings from 1-8 kHz)

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~Motor Rotation

~Li-Po Cut-Off via Novak’s One-Touch™ button
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When will we be seeing a new Novak product that will offer adjustable timing? I will most likely use my 4 cell GTB for the time being, but would really like to see a comparable product to Tekin and LRP with adjustable timing. I am overgearing my 1/12 while others are undergearing due to the adjustable timing. In the end I can take a win, but have no punch at all in the last 2 minutes of the run.
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The 4cell gtb does not have lipo cut off correct?
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Mine does.
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Tom,I would pick-up the ballastic 17.5 and add timing that way.
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We have announced our new, affordable Havoc 1S series of products customized for single cell racing:

Novak's Havoc 1S Systems

We will also offer a replacement plate for the Havoc esc, similar to the GTB-4 cell cooling plate.

The Havocs do not offer timing adjustments, but do feature the following extensive, on-board programming options:
you guys have done havoc everything, havent you?
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We have announced our new, affordable Havoc 1S series of products customized for single cell racing:

Novak's Havoc 1S Systems

We will also offer a replacement plate for the Havoc esc, similar to the GTB-4 cell cooling plate.

The Havocs do not offer timing adjustments, but do feature the following extensive, on-board programming options:
Is this a direct personnal answer to the above? I don't see where you're for or against the said speedo, just pushin something else........
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Tulsa, I've a buddy doing exactly as chris moore above said....all of what he said! Buddy even doin' it with a Associated 12L4....race ready at 830grams. Yes it is 10 pounds of sugar in a 5 pound bag....but he's on the track learnin to drive and set up a 12th scale.......best advice...get some wheel time.
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Tulsa, I've a buddy doing exactly as chris moore above said....all of what he said! Buddy even doin' it with a Associated 12L4....race ready at 830grams. Yes it is 10 pounds of sugar in a 5 pound bag....but he's on the track learnin to drive and set up a 12th scale.......best advice...get some wheel time.
yeah but i heard that guy is pretty slow! A new 4 cell gtb might get him up to speed though.
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yeah but i heard that guy is pretty slow! A new 4 cell gtb might get him up to speed though.
You beat me to the crash site every time don't you?

see what happens when you start talkin about someone and their gtb...
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Is this a direct personnal answer to the above? I don't see where you're for or against the said speedo, just pushin something else........
We discontinued the GTB-4 Cell speed control last year, although we are still offering it on our web site---both new and remanufactured. The Havoc 1S is more suitable to single cell racing (8.5 motor, and above) because of the built-in lipo cut-off and the booster circuitry.
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you guys have done havoc everything, havent you?
Not quite, but:

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Here is a current listing of the affordable, Novak series of Havoc Sensored Brushless Systems

~ Havoc 2S Sport System with 8.5 (5000Kv) motor $139.99

~ Havoc 2S Spec Systems with (ROAR-approved) SS Pro 10.5 (4200Kv), 13.5 (3300Kv), 17.5 (2200Kv) or 21.5 (1800Kv) motors $149.99

~ Havoc 1S Systems with (ROAR-approved) SS Pro 10.5 (4200Kv), 13.5 (3300Kv), 17.5 (2200Kv) motors $159.99 (shipping October)

~ Havoc 3S/Ballistic 8.5 (5000Kv) (ROAR-approved) motor $164.99

~ Havoc Pro 2S Systems with (ROAR-approved) Ballistic 3.5 (10500Kv), 6.5 (6400Kv), 10.5 (4200Kv), 13.5 (3300Kv), 17.5 (2200Kv) $194.99 (shipping September)

[We will probably add an additional Havoc 1S controller with the cooling plate installed (rather than the HS).]
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Hey Mr NovakTwo,

Will the Havok 1S work with the ballistic series of motors? your post above leads me to believe it wont and will only work with the SS series (and their coat hanger stiff sensor wires.)
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