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Old 06-27-2004, 12:54 PM   #1
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I searched all over but to no avail. What is the website for GM Racing so I can check the specs of their speedos? Does anyone have any feedback on these (And dont just say buy novak).
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2004, 02:02 PM   #4
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Sonik4 Sprint
Forwards Only ESC
Sonik4 Forwards and brake ESC. Motors and batteries have moved on.................so have we! The Sonik4 incorporates high power Gen Xi-FET technology with a new heavy duty, light weight heatsink which provides 50% more effective cooling! The new intelligent power delivery system (PDS) minimises wasted power, maximises traction and reduces motor wear and heat.With new programmable features and improved protection, the Sonik4 range offers something for all levels of the hobby!
100% Waterproof
8 Turn motor limit
4.8V to 9.6V Operating voltage
Selectable drive frequency
Adjustable punch control
0.011V drop at 10A
Maximum current rating, 180A
Continuous current rating, 35A
Dimensions : L35.0mm x W36.0mm x H14.0mm
Weight : 55g
Switchable frequency allows you to optimise the speed controller for standard or modified racing

http://www.mtroniks.net/mtroniks_SC_...ubCategoryID=1

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www.gm-racing.de The web site is in german, so I hope you know some german or you can go to google and use their translator for everypage, but it is a pain. And ask questions in their forum, people will respond in english so dont worry
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ummm, I have had good experiences with their stuff, except when I got in this very wierd crash going throug some water, which I think lead to it getting fried, but im going to send it in, otherwise no problem. I also have their commander, and might send it in for upgrading, i have version 1.

ESC specs:
V8(same as V12)
Motor limit none
4-10 cells

V12 xc 4-10 cells
no motor limit

V12 WE
4-10 cells
7 turn motor limit.

All are programable

Also check out the SX-9 and SX-12(SX-9 can be programed through the commander charger with a special something(idk)
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I have been using the GM SX12 lately and it works awesome. It has been handling 7 turn motors in hot weather with no sweat. I am very impressed that a ESC that small can handle that much power.
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I am near walnut creek in the bay. What I plan on doing is making an ultra lightweight electric touring car for stock racing. Right now, I am thinking Mtronik, GM, or novak Atom for a speedo. I am just curious since I heard alot about GM and Mtroniks a while back... but they have seemed obsolete lately. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 06-27-2004, 03:04 PM   #9
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I also realize I didnt post Mtroniks as well... but has anyone had any experience with them? I dont need something that is going to launch a nuclear sub.... I just need a efficient little speedo that preferably is easy to setup and has replaceable wiring. Not having a HUGE capacitor is a big plus as well since I am trying to save weight.
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I have had interesting expiences with mtroniks. Mine fried and I do not know how. My truck was geared properly, no water(even though they are water proof, and all i was using was a stock motor. No reverse polarity either) I would recomend though a capacitor. It smooths out the throttle, atleast thats what my friend said when he uses one. If you really want to get into weignt savings, you can remove the cases from your reciever and esc, and shrink wrap them. Ive seen 1/12 scalers do it. The GM's are pretty small, and so are some models of the mtronics. Idk about the atom.
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Also, i think a capacitor helps make the esc's less suspectible to frying.
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I never liked my v12 as much as I liked my LRP's....Smoother powerband but NO punch

I like my LRP IPC's....Mine are g-fabbed (one with a new one/off switch and one un-programs itself sometimes) I REALLY like the GT7 though (smooth powerband and tons for punch) Too bad that was a "loaner"
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my firend has been having the worst of luch with escs lately, He has friend 5 in the past 2 years: GM v12(im gonna send it in, and keep it) Novak Cyclone, Mtronics something, and 2 duratrax escs
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Would you recommend an LRP IPC? I saw one on ebay for cheap like... it was at 20 bucks or something
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Default my expernces

I'm the guy switch blade is talking about
Mtronics: Sucks i have had 2 of them The first one gliched the heck out of my radio so i returned it the second one is the one i gave to switchblade and it friedI WILL NEVER BUY ANY THING MTRONICS AGAIN
GM: awsome esc that thing had so much pungh and it had the best braking i'm not really shure why it fried it ran good my hole heat then when i picked up my buggy the esc was poring smoke out GREAT STUFF BUT IF U NEED REPAIRS IT WILL HAVE TO BE SENT TO GERMANY
Lrp: i owned a lrp quantium sport no punch and crappy brakes led me to sell it The ney quantium comp2 i've heard of them blowing up in the middle of a race I WOULDENT BUY THEM AGAIN
NOVAK: the best in my mind i have had a fusion works awsome but now switchblade has it and he hasnt had any probleams with it I know have a cyclone in my car it worked great and still workes great after i thought i fried it when i reverce polarited it but it still runs awsome. I have also owned a t-4 esc verry old it still works to this day except the brakesThe guy before me fried the brakesnow switch blade has it and it stilll works. I also have a mill. pro carher and n power both are awsome GREAT ESC'S AND CARGERS CAN HAVE THEM REPAIRED IN CALFORNIA U JUST SEND IT TO THEM
Duratrash:i have fried 3 of their escs i bought them when i had little moneyi WILL NEVER BUY ONE AGAIN
And the issue with the big capactior it colles the esc down 15-20 degrees and smoothes out the control a bunch if you have limited chassie space like me i race stock sedan i put a peice of cell heat shrink Around the twowires to the battrey and solder the leads to the solder posts red to red black side to blackpost and heat shrink the capactior to the wires it shows how in the novak manuals
Hope this helps u out Novak
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