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Old 09-03-2004, 10:58 PM   #166
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Well, folks, it is here!

Tower Hobbies GTX
Sweet!!!!!
That means I should be getting mine any day now...
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Old 09-04-2004, 12:33 AM   #167
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In my opinion that little extra resistance between those two is not going to make a difference in the speed of your car. You probably lose that much power by having an extra inch of wire. The Novak service is way better than Keyence, which should be the reason why you buy Novak. Novak is at just about every race supporting their products, I've seen a couple brand new GT7's been giving away before. When I switched from my Keyence Rapida Pro esc to a GT7 at nats, my car felt much faster. I'm sure the GTX will be even better, I can't wait to get mine. Can you say 12th scale esc , I sure can.

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Old 09-04-2004, 12:34 AM   #168
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Charlie,

I am using a GT-7 in a Losi MF2 stadium truck, I eill be running a 12 double V2 Peak motor. The track is on the small side medium to low traction. What profile would you recommend?

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Old 09-04-2004, 09:33 AM   #169
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Hi Greg. Long time no see. You guys racing yet? R.W.
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:52 PM   #170
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Charlie,

I am using a GT-7 in a Losi MF2 stadium truck, I eill be running a 12 double V2 Peak motor. The track is on the small side medium to low traction. What profile would you recommend?

Thanks
I think Charlie would like these type of questions sent to his Email at Novak. He'll be able to get back to you faster that way.
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:11 AM   #171
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Yea, I haven't been successful in convincing Novak to have an official support forum here... yet...

Although, they end up answering peoples' questions anyway. But emailing them is always the best way to get an official response. The same can be said for a lot of the companies who are unofficially on here.
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:28 AM   #172
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Yaw !


Charlie !

You really do need to build a Orange Room here on RcTech.net ......
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:47 AM   #173
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The thing that they (and others) want to avoid is people coming here and asking questions, and holding the company responsible if they don't get the correct (or a timely) answer. With all the posts here it would be easy for Charlie or Steve to miss something, and if people start thinking that this is an "official" channel it could become a problem. Most companies want to have a direct communication with a customer to give them the best possible service and eliminate any potential communicative problems.

Of course, that being said, if they ever wanted to support the site with an Orange Room that would be great.
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Old 09-07-2004, 01:07 PM   #174
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for those looking to pre-order..
Omni model is offering $20.00 off and free shipping:

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Old 09-07-2004, 01:42 PM   #175
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Any other coupons?

thanks,
Try Tower...
but shipping is $7.99

they have it instock now. I should be getting mine
sometime this week.

Omni has it instock as well... and has the best offer
$155.00 w/ $20 off code and free shipping
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Old 09-07-2004, 02:12 PM   #176
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cool-I ordered two -two weeks ago-hoep my LHS didnt drop the ball!!
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Old 09-07-2004, 05:04 PM   #177
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Hi Greg. Long time no see. You guys racing yet? R.W.
Hey Rick,

Just been running a little onroad rubber mod, trying to save some $$$ for Worlds, it's hard when you don't have someone handing you all the stuff you need, but at least I'll be well stocked up for Carpet season!
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Old 09-07-2004, 05:52 PM   #178
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Futreal hit it right on the head. Non GTX questions should be emailed to us directly. This is a GTX thread right. I pop up all over the message boards and this always happens. And I always have the same response. Send an email.

From time to time good questions do come up and we're glad to address them of course.

The GTX has a lower "current" or amp rating because it uses a new type of Mosfet. Yes, yes, marketing right. Every ESC's release I've seen says they have and are using the latest "Mosfet" or FET or Transistor, yada yada yada, right. Well, with the GTX that is actually the case. It's a completely new type of Transistor/Mosfet/Fet (they are all the same thing really) that disipates its heat significantly faster then anything done before, so the overall power handling is much much better. Believe me or not, we've taken everything apart and are fairly confident we know what we're talking about.

On resistance is misleading, just like rated current. These numbers really don't mean ANYTHING AT ALL to the average customer who is trying to compare the ESCs. NOTHING AT ALL. NOTHING. Am I being clear here. This is largly because they are just calculations of the mosfets specs.
An average, or even a very good, R/C Battery from FULL charge will put out a maxium of "around" 100-130 when "dead Shorted".
The current output capability of the pack drops rapidly as the voltage does. So this can only happen towards the beginning of the charge. So ESC's rated at 300 and 400 amps are just specs. Lets say your ESC has 4 Drive Mosfets, Each Mosfet has a current rating lets say 100 amps, multiply that times 4 and you get the basic current rating that is listed as 400 amps. Now, that's not possible as we've learned already. But somehow these ESCs can be overheated and damaged with bad motors or shorts or what ever. There is more on-resistance in your average solder joint then in the entire rating an ESC gives today. So yes, it's fairly meaningless for the most part.

I hate all these specs with a passion, I've spent hours explaining this to people and in the end, what does it really matter. Buy the stuff you can talk to someone about if there is problems. Yes, a product should not have problems, but come on, what today does. What matters in an ESC is how much power it can deliver, and how cool it will stay over the run. An ESC that changes temperature drastically over the run usually has less power output at the end.

I can say from first had experience, Novak products work very well for the numbers we move around here. I'm not at all a busy warranty inspector nor do I spend all day on the phones or emailing. The product is very good from my experience in this hobby. I'm a racer first and always look out for you guys. Honesty is big deal with me. I hate being a sales guy, but I also want to inform people when something is actually better.

Wow, give me a couple days off and I just love to type all of a sudden. Sorry for the long post, keep the GTX questions flowing, anything else, EMAIL me.

Have a nice day,
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:54 AM   #180
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