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Old 09-05-2007, 04:15 AM   #2581
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Thats great ... common sense prevails

Hey ... what do you think of the LRP 13.5 ??
I have seen them run and they look strong.
You should thank Bob Novak for that. He got a lot of bad rap on forums when people wanted to run fiegao's and other none stadardised sensorless aircraft motors. But now the tables have turned. Funny thing is novak motors and speedo's are still the best anyway.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:57 AM   #2582
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Anyone else break fan blades on the GTB? I have broke fan blades off three of the standard clear 30x30mm fans. Got tired of this, too expensive. I put the Novak 25x25mm black fan on the GTB without any issues now.

According to Novak specs, the 25x25x10 fan is nearly equivalent in cfm specs to the 30x30x6 fan.

Problem I see with the stock 30mm clear fan is the blades are at or above the top level of the fan housing. Just a slight touch when the fan is spinning, and you can crack or break a blade. After that initial touch on the fan, it won't be long before more blades break off too.

I for one would like to see Novak change the design and replace my fan for free now that I have bought 2-additional clear fans (broken now) and 2-additional black 25mm fans. Didn't realize that the speed control would be the most delicate thing in my TC5.
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Anyone else break fan blades on the GTB? I have broke fan blades off three of the standard clear 30x30mm fans. Got tired of this, too expensive. I put the Novak 25x25mm black fan on the GTB without any issues now.

According to Novak specs, the 25x25x10 fan is nearly equivalent in cfm specs to the 30x30x6 fan.

Problem I see with the stock 30mm clear fan is the blades are at or above the top level of the fan housing. Just a slight touch when the fan is spinning, and you can crack or break a blade. After that initial touch on the fan, it won't be long before more blades break off too.

I for one would like to see Novak change the design and replace my fan for free now that I have bought 2-additional clear fans (broken now) and 2-additional black 25mm fans. Didn't realize that the speed control would be the most delicate thing in my TC5.
I also run a GTB in my TC5 and I'm curious to know how you keep hitting the fan blade on the speedo? Is it a fluke each time with a nut driver? Not saying you're worng or anything....just would like to know how it breaks each time.
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I broke my fans too. I've got a low profile 25mm fan on one and much stronger 30mm on the other and they have been fine for ages. I agree that is one thing that novak could make a big improvement on. Wasn't a big issue for me though.
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I also run a GTB in my TC5 and I'm curious to know how you keep hitting the fan blade on the speedo? Is it a fluke each time with a nut driver? Not saying you're worng or anything....just would like to know how it breaks each time.
Simple, touching it with your finger when setting the car down, or picking the car up. Also, if you get in a jam during a race and a marshal has to come and assist your car, they might wrap their finger around the inside and touch the fan.
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Simple, touching it with your finger when setting the car down, or picking the car up. Also, if you get in a jam during a race and a marshal has to come and assist your car, they might wrap their finger around the inside and touch the fan.

I have a TC5 also and have no problem. How is your GTB mounted? Do you have a pic?
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I have a TC5 also and have no problem. How is your GTB mounted? Do you have a pic?
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:24 PM   #2588
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The clear fans are not as durable as the black fans. We have everyone run the black fans.

The material the clear ones are made of doesn't seem to "take a hit" at all. I've had guys "report" that they "just break", but I'm guessing wiring hit them, or a stray wrench/finger or anything.
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OH YHER
Started runnin my novak GTB 13.5ss in stock,,gotta love the power...
FDR 4.7 after 5 min race its commin off at 140 to 148 F maybe a little hot ??
and gonna be worse in summer...
Can anybody tell if i can run a novak 5.5 with a hacker Roadster speedy,,
i think this speedy in sensorless it was a waste of money as i brought it before i was novakated.
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hey guys after todays club race i am almost ready to make the brushless jump
most of the guys today were running the LRP sphere with the novak 10.5
any reason they just dont run the GTB is the lrp brushless speedo better for some reason???
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OH YHER
Started runnin my novak GTB 13.5ss in stock,,gotta love the power...
FDR 4.7 after 5 min race its commin off at 140 to 148 F maybe a little hot ??
and gonna be worse in summer...
Can anybody tell if i can run a novak 5.5 with a hacker Roadster speedy,,
i think this speedy in sensorless it was a waste of money as i brought it before i was novakated.
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I belive you CAN run the novak motor with out the sensor, but it will cogg..

Some say it worked, others say it wont work at all.... I havent ever tried it, so I cant say for shure

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hey guys after todays club race i am almost ready to make the brushless jump
most of the guys today were running the LRP sphere with the novak 10.5
any reason they just dont run the GTB is the lrp brushless speedo better for some reason???

The LRP is better! The throttle curve and everything about them is alot smoother, and nicer feeling
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the lrp has a slightly lower profile and footprint so fitment is slightly easier.

they both feel the same and can get the same lap times with either speedy.
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I belive you CAN run the novak motor with out the sensor, but it will cogg..
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I have never experianced cogging with any gear,,,,,,so what am i looking for and is it bad for my gear.
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