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Old 11-13-2007, 04:02 PM   #5536
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Sure is quiet in here!
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #5537
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Steve, a mate at our club has had 2 GTB speedos now from the US delivered to the UK and they have both developed the same fault. Accordind to the LEDs the rotor keeps locking and the motor will not start after brakes have been applied but he has tried a differant motor (10.5) and still the same. When the first one failed he sent it to the UK distributor but they returned it saying it was in brushed mode but it was not because we tried reseting it.
If you could offer any help or advice it would be apreciated.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:11 PM   #5538
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Steve,

Your friend has just emailed me and I will be working with him to try to resolve his issues as soon as possible!

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Steve, a mate at our club has had 2 GTB speedos now from the US delivered to the UK and they have both developed the same fault. Accordind to the LEDs the rotor keeps locking and the motor will not start after brakes have been applied but he has tried a differant motor (10.5) and still the same. When the first one failed he sent it to the UK distributor but they returned it saying it was in brushed mode but it was not because we tried reseting it.
If you could offer any help or advice it would be apreciated.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #5539
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Thanks Steve B....as Steve Weiss has just said, he's hopefully gonna see what he can do....

Steve W - Just getting back to you with the details now!

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Old 11-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #5540
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Your friend has just emailed me and I will be working with him to try to resolve his issues as soon as possible!
Cheers Steve.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:28 AM   #5541
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Gday Steve,

Just wanted to say thanks to Steve and Novak, not a big deal to most of you, but I scored 3rd overall in 19t class at an interclub comp on the weekend, using a GTB and ex10.5 brushless.

Hoping next year they will allow us to use sintered rotors...

Cheers mate!
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:12 AM   #5542
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steve looking on buying 13.5 brushless motor.how does this novak stack up with the orion,speedpassion,vector,are there any others,which is best and please show some bais,thanks
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:07 AM   #5543
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I am trying brushless and have the XBR would like to try in my 12th scale. The guys said take off heat sink and cover with a thin piece of aluminum as the heat sink covers the electronics. For 13.5 4-cell can the heat sink come off?
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #5544
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Good job Ashley!

I'm always glad to hear about people having success with our products!

I personally have put alot of time and energy into this stuff and it feels good to see other people happy with our products!

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Just wanted to say thanks to Steve and Novak, not a big deal to most of you, but I scored 3rd overall in 19t class at an interclub comp on the weekend, using a GTB and ex10.5 brushless.

Hoping next year they will allow us to use sintered rotors...

Cheers mate!
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #5545
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Fred,

I honestly think that our motor is the best all around motor:

1.) It's readily available
2.) It's rebuildable with available parts.
3.) Its tuneable with different rotors
4.) It's got a very good broad power band... not too rpmish, not too torquey.
5.) Novak Customer Service

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steve looking on buying 13.5 brushless motor.how does this novak stack up with the orion,speedpassion,vector,are there any others,which is best and please show some bais,thanks
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:54 PM   #5546
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Tire Chuncker,

Well, we always feel that having a heatsink is better than not having a heatsink... but for a 13.5 using a plate of aluminum instead of the heatsink that comes with it should be ok. The GTB 4 Cell Heatsink plate should bolt right on to the XBR ESC (except for the 5th, center screw)

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Fred,

I honestly think that our motor is the best all around motor:

1.) It's readily available
2.) It's rebuildable with available parts.
3.) Its tuneable with different rotors
4.) It's got a very good broad power band... not too rpmish, not too torquey.
5.) Novak Customer Service
6.) Steve will answer your questions in his thread.

btw... looks like Mi7 will be running again tonight. you in?
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I have a question that frustrates me... I've been tuning and rebuilding brushed motors "forever", but now I'm migrating to brushless and it makes me feel like a newbie for the first time in 18 years...

I see and hear that brushless is "low maintenance", but "low" doesn't mean "no maintenance"... Is there an easy way to access the "rear" bearing on a Novak brushless...? Is it as simple as removing the three flathead screws and removing the plastic back plate to allow access to lube the bearing?

One local racer already managed to ignore his bearings to the point of binding/"seizure" -- I do NOT want to make that mistake...
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:46 PM   #5549
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Tfrahm,

You're exactly correct:

All you need to do to access that back bearing is remove the three 1/16" screws in the back endcap and carefully take the cap itself off... the bearing will be right there!

Aside from lubing your bearings from time to time, the only other thing we recommend is to make sure that the motor is free of debris on the inside and the outside.

I recommend just blowing the inside of the motor out with compressed air.

The front endbell and rotor are easily removeble and from there it only takes a few seconds to blow the motor out.


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I have a question that frustrates me... I've been tuning and rebuilding brushed motors "forever", but now I'm migrating to brushless and it makes me feel like a newbie for the first time in 18 years...

I see and hear that brushless is "low maintenance", but "low" doesn't mean "no maintenance"... Is there an easy way to access the "rear" bearing on a Novak brushless...? Is it as simple as removing the three flathead screws and removing the plastic back plate to allow access to lube the bearing?

One local racer already managed to ignore his bearings to the point of binding/"seizure" -- I do NOT want to make that mistake...
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Thanks, Steve...

GOD! I LOVE this kind of support! That is one reason why ALL my brushless gear is Novak!
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