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Old 08-13-2004, 08:56 AM
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Originally posted by Lonestar
Besides size and looks, I don't find it so much more appealing than the GT7! The specs look very similar... no on-resistance figures? And lower amp capacity???

Evicerator, since you're here... I just bought a GT7 (used, thanks goodness ). Is there a trick to mount 12ga wires on the post instead of the stock 14ga? Thanks for the help!

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Well, the PCB throughholes on the GT7 were only designed with using 14 awg wire in mind. You can try to twist the 12 awg wire tightly, tin it, and then try to "widdle away" a few of the outside strands in an effort to get it to get itself into the through hole.

You can also simply solder the 12 awg to the tab at a right angle from how the wire comes pre-installed from the factory, but you will not get as good a connection using this method.
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by WC
haha, join the club. I just went GT7 myself last week...


ya t'is wierd that a no-limit ESC is only 150A/90A.

GT7 is 640A/160A in comparison... and can do 24kHz freq (vs 11kHz).


Did Novak just glue a few MOSFETs & control circuitry onto
their giant 36A Schottky module and called it an ESC??
We decided that we wanted to spec this ESC a little different than before and from how other people are specing theirs. No, it's not a ploy to confuse people.

And believe me, this is a top of the line speed controller using all new technology. Not only is it significantly smaller and lighter than GT7, it also out preforms it.

Also, as far as drive frequncies are concerned, the GTX is capable of opperating at far higher frequencies than 11 kHz, we just chose to use drive frequencies 11 kHz and lower because of the testing and recommendations of our team drivers. There has been a shift in as far as what makes the current motors run and feel well and at least at for the time being, it seems to be lower drive frequencies.
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:29 AM
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What are you guys thinking then-September release to distributers or later?

I cannot wait!!
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I've been told September.

I've put some on back order already.

I've heard nothing but good reports about the GTX so far.
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Old 08-13-2004, 10:39 AM
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I wonder if they're going to change the translucent case to solid orange like the GT7. That got me annoyed.
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I think that if the only thing the gtx does is make it smaller and not need the cap/diod the gtx still kicks butT! the only thing i dislike about my gt7s is all the added stuff, makes getting them into cars like the xxx4, xxxs a real pain!
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It will still have the Cap-just not that huge diode. Theres nifty ways to install the diode tideley out of the way, but its a pain for guys like me who changes cars or chassis all the time.
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Originally posted by DOMOisCOOL
I wonder if they're going to change the translucent case to solid orange like the GT7. That got me annoyed.
I asked the same thing a while ago and it looks like this one will keep the clear orange case.

I think the thing I like about it the most is the monster heatsink they stuffed on such a tiny ESC, this will definately run cooler than a GT7.
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Definitely an interesting piece... I love the Orange Bling... the small size is what's most appealing... I'm sure it will be a 'performer'; NOVAK has been in the game for a looonng time... highly doubt they would put out something just to make a sale...

I keep hoping to myself we would be able to see some cool digi-servo's from NOVAK... They had some good servo's back in the day...
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Originally posted by Randy Caster
I asked the same thing a while ago and it looks like this one will keep the clear orange case.

I think the thing I like about it the most is the monster heatsink they stuffed on such a tiny ESC, this will definately run cooler than a GT7.
I was hoping for the same plastic case as the GT7's... that's easy to dye in black... for the stealth look. and the black and purple would match the Pro4 perfectly...
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All but one of my GT7's are black. I would have dyed the Xxtra Rx too but I didn't want to goof with the dial and have it be off somehow. That would be just my luck. I saw BK and Steve's GTX's at the Hitec Race. They're so small and from what I saw, they worked great.

Steve- Will this still have the big power capacitor or just the schottky diode that has to be installed? I didn't think I saw a power cap on your car.
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They use a power cap still, but not the huge shotky from what I've seen.
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by WC
NO WAY!!!

That's like saying FERRARI should change their yellow badge
to something else to match say a blue paintjob. Crazy...

Nope, the orange case is like a cars paintjob, you can get a FERRARI in blue or whatever it's the badge that stays yellow and says it's a FERRARI. I like black cases STEALTH looks wicked!!!

As far as the way low current rating goes I heard it's not a good idea to go that low on a no-limit competition speedy. That prob why it's gotta have a big heatsink!!
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:26 PM
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The heatsink isn't that big guys

The one I have here in front of me measures 0.820" x 0.735"... and that's with the clamping lips that get held down by the case...

The GTX will still require an external power cap(the 4700, same as the GT7). In fact at the hitec race I was experimenting with running 2 caps and was able to fit all of my electronics (caps included) in front of the motor on my XXX-S
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Originally posted by Evicerator
In fact at the hitec race I was experimenting with running 2 caps and was able to fit all of my electronics (caps included) in front of the motor on my XXX-S
Well-whooo hooo throw you a fish!!

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