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Old 10-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Ok, I think it's time to shop, replace my GTB with something smaller for VTA. Baa...I like Tekin RS in case I want to run a faster class someday, but can't use a timing esc. So....I like the price and size of the spec Novak but the resistance rating is higher. The Novak GTB2 with xdrive seems nice but it's about same size as my GTB. So what are some good options here?
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x2 on this! Great speed control and it is 49.75 right now. I ordered mine and had it in 3 days!

http://www.falconsekido.com/products...c-esc-for-1-10
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x2 on this! Great speed control and it is 49.75 right now. I ordered mine and had it in 3 days!

http://www.falconsekido.com/products...c-esc-for-1-10
Wow I'm impressed, does it have a Novak style motor plug?
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Is that hobbywing smaller than the ESC he is replacing? If you are limited to a speed control that doesn't allow timing in any configuration the Novak Edge will be the smallests. The Speed Passion Reventon Stock Spec is also a good choice and a bit smaller than the GTB but not as small as the Edge.
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Is that hobbywing smaller than the ESC he is replacing? If you are limited to a speed control that doesn't allow timing in any configuration the Novak Edge will be the smallests. The Speed Passion Reventon Stock Spec is also a good choice and a bit smaller than the GTB but not as small as the Edge.
The Hobbywing is 28mm x 32mm pretty small. Standard sensor port
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the Edge is the smallest esc on the list(mongoose), the Speed Passion Citrix is next...
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I can attest to the fact that the justock is smaller than a Novak GTB and a GTB2. It's just about the same size as a Novak Edge.

Before I switched to the Hobbywing, I had to mount my receiver on top of my servo (stupid Airtronics receivers are so large) when I used the GTB2. After switching, I can get it all down onto the chassis.
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Price wise, I'd take the hobbywing justock over the edge and ive had 2 edges for about a year, counting lights and memorizing gets old compared to using the program card.
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I've always run Novak, but I may venture out this time. Novak seems to be re labeling, and considering production costs over performance. Where's the small, compact, and low resistance stock est? Nothing fits the bill, so I may try this one. Thanks for the info.
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Reflex racing has the hobbywing esc if you don't want to order from overseas.
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Novak seems to be re labeling, and considering production costs over performance.
Why do you say that? Just curious.
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Why do you say that? Just curious.
I too have to ask why do you say that?

There are a lot of re-labeled ESCs out there, but Novaks aren't one of them. They are typically price competitive and competent. I run them almost exclusively anymore.

The Novak Club is another option for VTA. It's even less costly than the Edge, is just as tiny and works well for the class. I am running 3 of 'em now with no trouble and my cars are very competitive (in the hands of a good driver lol).
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Price wise, I'd take the hobbywing justock over the edge and ive had 2 edges for about a year, counting lights and memorizing gets old compared to using the program card.
The program card is another $20 on top of the cost of the speed control. It is a necessary must have to program the Juststock. Although the instructions says you can program using the set button on the switch, it is almost impossible to do so.

Also the program box will allow you to download the latest firmware for the speed control. This is a must have because the new firmware fixed the speed controls problems of not having enough brake out of the box.
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I've never had a problem programming via the lights on the Hobbywing, just the same as a novak. I happen to have a program card because I have another of their esc's in my WGT.
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