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Old 12-06-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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New to the game and want to know how good is the novak havoc pro balistic 17.5t
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I recently purchased one for the stock touring car class and like it so far. I'm wondering if I can run non-Navok motors with it though. It states to use only Novak motors in the owners manual but I'm not sure if this is just marketing fodder. Anyone know?
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You can run what ever motor you want. If the wires are connected in the correct order, and you installed the sensor wire correctly, you are good to go
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I recently purchased one for the stock touring car class and like it so far. I'm wondering if I can run non-Navok motors with it though. It states to use only Novak motors in the owners manual but I'm not sure if this is just marketing fodder. Anyone know?
The Havoc Pros can operate any sensored motor 3.5T and above. The other Havoc escs---1S, 2S and 3S---are designed for use with sensored motors (8.5T and above) featuring the sensor protecting the motor from overheating. We know that Novak motors include this overload protection sensor; not sure about other mfgs' motors.
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The other Havoc escs---1S, 2S and 3S---are designed for use with sensored motors (8.5T and above) featuring the sensor protecting the motor from overheating. We know that Novak motors include this overload protection sensor; not sure about other mfgs' motors.
You can also use Hacker and Orion Vortex motors, Trinity/Epic and LRP motors will not work.
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Thanks for helping regarding running a non-Novak motor with the Havoc Pro system. I contacted Novak and they assured me that ONLY a Novak sensored motor would work with this system. So I went back to their website and this is what I found:

"The Havoc Pro is compatible with the entire Novak 540-sized brushless motor line and any ROAR-approved 540-sized sensored motor, all the way down to 3.5-turns."

What this is telling me is that I can use ANY sensored brushless motor not just Novak sensored brushless motors. It is not that I have immediate plans to swap out motors but I would like to give my friends at Fantom some business and purchase a motor from them for later use. The Novak website says I can but John from Novak says I can't.

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After checking with the engineering department at Novak, John assumed me that the Havoc Pro will work with ANY sensored brushless motor 3.5 turns and up.
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