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Old 02-27-2007, 09:38 AM   #1936
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Brain Teased-- You shouldn't experience any problems running your GTB/13.5 system at 1/4 to 1/2 for long amounts of time...especially in your drift car where the loading on the system is minimal.

A word about capacitors --

We recommend only replacing your capacitors with the capacitors we sell with our ESCs and accessory kits.

The reason we do not recommend other capacitors is because the capacitors we have selected have the very best ratings for both ripple current handing capacity and the ESR.

You cannot simply use the capacity and voltage to determine the quality of the cap.

Familys of products generally have ripple current and ESR ratings that are not specified directly on each individual capacitor... so the Brand X cap that's 10 V 4700 may *look* to be the same as our capacitor its ripple current and ESR ratings might be lacking and this can cause a failure in not only the capacitor but also in your ESC.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:32 AM   #1937
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New name Steve?
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:42 AM   #1938
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Brain Teased-- You shouldn't experience any problems running your GTB/13.5 system at 1/4 to 1/2 for long amounts of time...especially in your drift car where the loading on the system is minimal.

A word about capacitors --

We recommend only replacing your capacitors with the capacitors we sell with our ESCs and accessory kits.

The reason we do not recommend other capacitors is because the capacitors we have selected have the very best ratings for both ripple current handing capacity and the ESR.

You cannot simply use the capacity and voltage to determine the quality of the cap.

Familys of products generally have ripple current and ESR ratings that are not specified directly on each individual capacitor... so the Brand X cap that's 10 V 4700 may *look* to be the same as our capacitor its ripple current and ESR ratings might be lacking and this can cause a failure in not only the capacitor but also in your ESC.
eeeeem do you work at novak?
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:01 PM   #1939
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Yes- Steve is the Novak MVP formerly know as the Evicerator
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Old 02-27-2007, 01:53 PM   #1940
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Yes I work at Novak... just got another name for on here for more "official" responses and whatnot

I need to get my signature up and running!
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:41 PM   #1941
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Steve......I have a question for you...I have attended Charlie's last two parking lot races La Mirada and Corona. Let me tell you Sean Willams sedan is friggin silly fast he mentioned you worked on his brushless system what did you do to it and what motor is he running. -Mike-
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:03 PM   #1942
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Will the SS 13.5 Pro combo include the spread spectrum speedo (#1711 GTB Spread Spectrum Brushless/brush ESC)?
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #1943
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OCMike -- I honestly don't remember what motor he is running in modified... probably either a 4.5R or a 3.5R.

As far as what I "did" to it... I just recommend making sure that you've preformed the one touch setup properly so that you know your ESC is callibrated to the transmitter, and if the ESC has too much punch for you in the default profile (#1) simply change the profile to #3 which is slightly smoother.

Once you've done this you'll have to adjust your drag brake for personal preference... but most people like setting 2 or 3.

Obsidian-- I believe those pro combos are simply coming with the standard GTBs and not the Spread Spectrum models. Sorry!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #1944
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When is the spread spectrum GTB going to be available? I'm anxious to get into brushless but I don't want to get the standard GTB and regret it later.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #1945
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Rodney-- Those are supposed to ship next month at some point if everything goes smoothly with production!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:50 PM   #1946
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Great, thanks. So will it be worth waiting for or would I not notice much difference?
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:55 PM   #1947
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When will the SS 13.5/GTB combo be available?
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:16 PM   #1948
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Hey, Steve...when will the new 10.5 motor be available (I apologize if it's been answered already)
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Novak offers these in their #5930 540 Motor Hardware Kit.
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Great, thanks. So will it be worth waiting for or would I not notice much difference?
There isn't any difference in performance, they just run cooler. I would be worth waiting for if you are going to run mod.
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