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Old 02-02-2011, 12:28 PM   #16
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A GTB2 is really good news. I can't figure out what the difference is between this new esc and the Havoc Pro.

I'm considering one of these systems for racing with my 2WD buggy. Which of these esc's will be my best option?
We replaced the Havoc Pro (discontinued) with the Havoc Pro SC. The Havoc Pro SC has on-board programmable timing options; the GTB2 is cheaper, spec-only, no timing adjustments. The timing option is the major difference.
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Yesterday we added the GTB2 to both our Trade-In Program (for currently mfg items) and our Legacy Lifetime Program for (discontinued/obsolete electronics):

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We will keep the original GTBs as a replacement option (cheaper) as long as we can continue to RMF them; when we can't, all orig GTBs will be considered obsolete, and upgrades will be handled through our Legacy program only
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So am I correct saying
a GTB2 is Novak's basic esc
a Havoc Pro SC is a GTB2 with timing advance
a Kinetic is a Havoc Pro SC + many, many adjustability option through the NovaLink system

The Havoc Pro SC seems to aim at Short Sourse application when I look at the Novak website but honestly I can't see why. On paper it seems like a very good esc for buggy usage as well.

I hope I'm not a pain in the a$$ but I'm just trying to find the differences between the esc's.

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So am I correct saying
a GTB2 is Novak's basic esc
a Havoc Pro SC is a GTB2 with timing advance
a Kinetic is a Havoc Pro SC + many, many adjustability option through the NovaLink system

The Havoc Pro SC seems to aim at Short Sourse application when I look at the Novak website but honestly I can't see why. On paper it seems like a very good esc for buggy usage as well.

I hope I'm not a pain in the a$$ but I'm just trying to find the differences between the esc's.

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Novak's new ESCs:

...GTB2: new features, on-board programmability (no timing) for spec racing, 3.5T 540 motor limit (99.99)

...Havoc Pro SC: new features, on board programmability, including timing adjustments for SC and off road, 3.5T 540 motor limit (139.99)

...Kinetic Spec: new features, full timing adjustments, PC programmability/updateability (NL)--no CL, 8.5T 540 motor limit (159.99)

...Kinetic 2S: everything, full timing adjustments, PC programmability/upgradeability (NL), CL, 3.5T 540 motor limit (199.99)

* all these ESCs are also compatible with Ballistic 550 motors w/2S.
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My GTB2 arrived today just in-time for the new carpet on-road track @ Motor City Raceway. Can't wait to compare it to the original GTB on saturday. FYI the packaging is from the original GTB which through me off for a second until I read the "GTB 2" sticker. Everything looks like typical Novak quality and I know it will deliver the goods.
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I don't understand why Novak continues to try to ram another large speedo down the throats of customers? I don't get it, why would I upgrade from my GTB? Novak would sell a lot more speedos if they made a smaller one.

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Thanks NovakTwo! That's a great list with the features I'm interested in. For me I feel the Havoc Pro SC is the best choice.

Only thing left is ordering one

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I don't understand why Novak continues to try to ram another large speedo down the throats of customers? I don't get it, why would I upgrade from my GTB? Novak would sell a lot more speedos if they made a smaller one.
We don't actually do much ramming.....No need to buy this affordable, high-performance, low RCS-on, feature-laden, racing GTB2 if you don't want it!

We will be releasing a couple of GTB2/SS Pro Spec systems with a GTB2 version featuring our low-profile heat sink and a smaller TC module installed---compatible with higher wind/Spec motors.

But, we are always developing exciting, new electronics for our customers !
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When can I exchange my GTB for GTB2?
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When can I exchange my GTB for GTB2?
Now:TeamNovak Trade-In Program
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We don't actually do much ramming.....No need to buy this affordable, high-performance, low RCS-on, feature-laden, racing GTB2 if you don't want it!
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Well said.

It's a $99 ESC RCknight, were you expecting nano tech in it?? Just installed mine and did a quick basement test. So much easier to read the LED's on the new model & simple to set-up as usual. I had the clear fan on my original, the GTB2's fan is much better. Tomorrow is practice day shakedown for it
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what is a "smaller TC module" ?
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what is a "smaller TC module" ?
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Novaktwo, what do you suggest for use in 12th scale where the heatsink has to be either chopped down or not on at all to fit under the body. I am looking forward to next year when I can no longer use my current esc for stock spec?
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No I'm sure the GTB2 will be another quality product from Novak. I'm just saying why play catch up if another company makes a smaller unit?

On the topic of marketing stuff, I every much like the new line of speedo heatsinks. It's the kind of quality heatsink you see on high end computer motherboards. It's a very good design, but the GTB would look cleaner/lower profile though if you removed the two outer row of fins.

As for aesthetics, it would be cool if Novak would allow their customers to customize and match their speedo/switch color on their car. I think Novak can identify their products with their unique heatsink design. Maybe a Novak logo or shiny sticker. Just a thought, since I loved the orange that matched my Xray. What do you think?

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We don't actually do much ramming.....No need to buy this affordable, high-performance, low RCS-on, feature-laden, racing GTB2 if you don't want it!

We will be releasing a couple of GTB2/SS Pro Spec systems with a GTB2 version featuring our low-profile heat sink and a smaller TC module installed---compatible with higher wind/Spec motors.

But, we are always developing exciting, new electronics for our customers !

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