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Old 04-24-2004, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Newb needs help, Novak GT7 vs LRP IPC V7.1

Hi guys,

I managed to cook my ESC the other night so im in the market for a second hand ESC

I have narrowed it down to these two and was wondering if you guys could tell me which would be the pick of the 2...

I race in a novice class using a 540 motor, and a atlas 18t turn to bash around the streets..

I can get the LRP for $100 AUS
And the GT7 will set me back $150 AUS

Im keen on the LRP cause its cheaper but does it perform better than the GT7?

Also are either of these units prone to any problems


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I have known people with both ESCs. I haven't heard of anyone blowing up there LRP V7.1 ESC. I have seen GT7 s go poof.

The GT7 I think has a slight advantage as it is newer and you can a bit easier replace the wires, though the LRP I believe all you have to do is pop open the case and you are ready to go.

Personally, I try to stay away from new stuff from novak but there cyclone speed controls I can swear by.

I would say for your type of racing, the differences between the two is neglible. I would go based on price then and get the LRP V7.1


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I have known people with both ESCs. I haven't heard of anyone blowing up there LRP V7.1 ESC. I have seen GT7 s go poof.

The GT7 I think has a slight advantage as it is newer and you can a bit easier replace the wires, though the LRP I believe all you have to do is pop open the case and you are ready to go.

Personally, I try to stay away from new stuff from novak but there cyclone speed controls I can swear by.

I would say for your type of racing, the differences between the two is neglible. I would go based on price then and get the LRP V7.1


As for my personal experience I have my novak GT7 for 3 years and it doesn't give me any problem either minor troubles.. I tried the LRP but honestly speaking I really prefer the GT7 to use until now. I find some difficulty in setting-up the LRP while GT7 its just a plug-n-play system. Little set-up/tuning then your on the go..
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
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Hi guys,

I managed to cook my ESC the other night so im in the market for a second hand ESC

I have narrowed it down to these two and was wondering if you guys could tell me which would be the pick of the 2...

I race in a novice class using a 540 motor, and a atlas 18t turn to bash around the streets..

I can get the LRP for $100 AUS
And the GT7 will set me back $150 AUS

Im keen on the LRP cause its cheaper but does it perform better than the GT7?

Also are either of these units prone to any problems


Cheers Dave
GT7 simply one of the BEST ESC in the market especially in race use...
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:10 AM   #5
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What is involved in setting up the LRP?

I had a Mtroniks digi sprint so i am used to pressing one button and that was it..
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:17 AM   #6
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The LRP ESC's are pretty rock solid, I've read a few postings on LRP quantums having problems but never a 7.1. The GT-7 isnt a fantastic ESC by any means, for some people it works great, and others seem to melt down, I personally sold my GT-7 in favor of the new Quantum 2 and havent regreted it in the least. (note: My GT-7 worked sufficiently) If your getting this second hand, the 7.1 gets my vote.
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:20 AM   #7
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to set up an LRP its

connect batt, and hold set button.

set transmitter to neutral, press once more

then set transmitter to full trotle, press again

then full brake and press. the speedo is now set up nearly the same as m.troniks but with mtroniks you do neutral last instead of first
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Tekin G-10.... absolutely one of the best ever made and still performs as good or better than either the GT7 or V7.1. If you absolutely gotta have a new ESC....go with the LRP IPC "SR". I think it would be the better choice.
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If you use a Futaba 3PK with HRS you would be better off with the Futaba MC800C to reduce glitching.
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Where i uauslly race at, there are alot of people using the LRP 7.1. I use it and it works great. I race in intermidiate-stock sedan and i use this ESC. So far, it's been really good and i've be doing pretty well with it. So if it works with me, try usin it and see for your self. It's a ood price too.
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Hi friends. greetings from Malta.

Where does it say that Rolla has a 7.1 LRP. He simply mentions LRP. It could be anything.

I've seen plenty of BLUE smoke, and yes the first lot of orange GT7s had their problems, but the latest batch - from about 12 months ago are brilliant. That's why so many top guys are using them these days.

Never had any problems with mine. Wouldn't touch anything else.

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Hi friends. greetings from Malta.

Where does it say that Rolla has a 7.1 LRP. He simply mentions LRP. It could be anything.

I've seen plenty of BLUE smoke, and yes the first lot of orange GT7s had their problems, but the latest batch - from about 12 months ago are brilliant. That's why so many top guys are using them these days.

Never had any problems with mine. Wouldn't touch anything else.

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The LRP v7.1 is almost unbreakable - I've even put bat-plus to esc-minus and bat-minus to esc-plus a couple of times.... That usually burn down the ESC, but not the 7.1.

I find it's easy to program, no need for the manual, after the initial getting used to. Which was quite fast.

I would also suggest getting the SR, it is better suited for stock.

That might be the main difference between the GT7 and the 7.1 - the GT7 can better be adapted to different motors and tracks.

But then again, the used GT7, how old is it? Is it from the first batch, that John Bull mention?
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I think the SR operates at a lower freqency, because SR stands for Stock Racing. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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