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Old 11-26-2007, 10:28 AM   #5581
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What is Novak's position on warranties for Novak products purchased over the Internet? A GTB + 13.5 combo pack is significantly cheaper after shipping from a US store, than purchasing at any hobby shop in Australia, but I'd like to know the warranty situation, so I can decide whether local warranty is worth $150AU.

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Steve, any plans on adjustable timing on the Novak BL motors? The relationship between which two parts in a BL motor is being changed by adjusting the timing, the hall effect sensor to the rotor, or?
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:36 PM   #5583
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Dan,

I recommend you contact Jackie in customer service in regards to your question. I know they have been getting more requests like this and it's hard for me to keep up with what they are doing with them.

Her email is [email protected]

Hope this helps!

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What is Novak's position on warranties for Novak products purchased over the Internet? A GTB + 13.5 combo pack is significantly cheaper after shipping from a US store, than purchasing at any hobby shop in Australia, but I'd like to know the warranty situation, so I can decide whether local warranty is worth $150AU.

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Old 11-26-2007, 12:37 PM   #5584
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The timing is already adjustable in our motors, it's just not veary obvious.

The three flat head screws in the back must be loosened up a bit then the outside ring that has slots in it must be rotated.

If you're looking at the endcap side of the motor clockwise is less timing, counter-clockwise is more timing.

This changes the sensors in relation to the coils in the motor.

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Steve, any plans on adjustable timing on the Novak BL motors? The relationship between which two parts in a BL motor is being changed by adjusting the timing, the hall effect sensor to the rotor, or?
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:41 PM   #5585
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fantastic, what are the results of positive advancement and negative advancement, ie. more torque, more rpm etc?
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It's basically the same as what you would experience with a brushed motor:

More timing results in more RPM/less torque and generally more current draw.

Less timing results in less RPM/more torque and generally less current draw.
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lots of questions, sorry
so ideally for max rpm you would want to advance the timing until maximum efficiency is reached and stop there or does the current battery technology allow for even more advancement leading to higher rpm's without regard to the efficiency? Secondly are the Novak motors set at 0(zero) from the factory or are they set at a predetermined ideal timing setting?
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:13 PM   #5588
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We set them at a point that we feel is optimized for most applications at the factory.

More RPM isn't always better...it's about finding the right power band for your application.

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so ideally for max rpm you would want to advance the timing until maximum efficiency is reached and stop there or does the current battery technology allow for even more advancement leading to higher rpm's without regard to the efficiency? Secondly are the Novak motors set at 0(zero) from the factory or are they set at a predetermined ideal timing setting?
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:22 PM   #5589
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I recently got a Futaba 3PKS transmitter with the FASST module and receivers.

Over the weekend I installed one of the receivers in a car that was running a Novak Cyclone speed control (the original version). When I went to do the one-touch programming, the speed control responded to the button, but the LEDs were screwy and the programming didn't work. The speed control still functions, in that I can tune the radio to match the speed control and the speed control appears to work normally once I've done this tuning.

I'm wondering if the high frame rate of the FASST system has anything to do with the problem I experienced. I know that HRS does not work with analog servos so I wonder if older (digital) speed controls have similar problems. If I put my old GT7 in there, will it have similar problems?
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:51 PM   #5590
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Assuming your receivers are somewhat similar to the Spektrum's... ?? Did you "bind" the receiver to the transmitter BEFORE you tried to setup the ESC?
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what up steve,
Hey just wondering if you were going up to race at the stockton race Dec.7-9?
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congrats on Novaks win at the champs with Chris Tosso. I believe he ran a 4.5 "light" motor and controller in his Modified 1/12th win. I saw many Novak powered cars going very fast. The new "Light" motor is a great addition to Modified 1/12th.
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Assuming your receivers are somewhat similar to the Spektrum's... ?? Did you "bind" the receiver to the transmitter BEFORE you tried to setup the ESC?
Yes, the receiver was bound; otherwise there's no way I could have dialed in the transmitter to control the Cyclone rather than the other way around.

I replaced the Cyclone with another slightly-less-old speed control (a Futaba MC800C, same insides as LRP QC) and had no problems setting up that speed control (they should call it "multi-touch setup") with the receiver in HRS mode. It wasn't until then that I thought of turning off HRS. If the Cyclone was still in there I would just try it.
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Mark,

I don't know but I will check for you to see if one of the engineers has any ideas...

Are you sure that the ESC will setup even with a slower radio system... maybe try turning the HRS off... if the ESC is bad it might not take a setup from any any radio!

I will get an answer back to you on this as soon as everyone gets back in the office!

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Yes, the receiver was bound; otherwise there's no way I could have dialed in the transmitter to control the Cyclone rather than the other way around.

I replaced the Cyclone with another slightly-less-old speed control (a Futaba MC800C, same insides as LRP QC) and had no problems setting up that speed control (they should call it "multi-touch setup") with the receiver in HRS mode. It wasn't until then that I thought of turning off HRS. If the Cyclone was still in there I would just try it.
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I would like to but I don't think so... company function over the weekend... we'll see though!


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