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Old 11-05-2002, 02:15 AM   #1
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has onyone read of a release date yet?
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more importantly (in my eyes) has anyone really been waiting 2 years for this system?

Sorry, i don't know when its coming, but its just that I don't know how it will possibly change eletric racign in the short term (two years from now)
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Old 11-05-2002, 12:53 PM   #3
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Well, you can buy one motor and it will last alot longer than a brushed motor. There is no brushes to replace, and no comm to wear out and have to cut. It looks like orions brushless motors may be better, they have motors that perform like 8,10,and 12 turn brushed motors. Hmmm, but at what timing!?
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Itís going to arrive when Elvis gets off of a UFO and delivers it to your local hobby shop.

Seriously though, Iíve seen Novak testing it at SoCal Raceway over the past few months so it has to be getting close.
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There is some stuff about Brushless in the Dec. issue of RCCA
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did you get a chance to see their brushless speedo. Is it the size of a brick? Just wondering in size comparison?
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The orion speed controll looks about as long as the motor, but about the thickness of a couple of wires. (fat wire...)
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Iíd say itís slightly bigger than a Cyclone. There is a pic of it in the December issue of RC Car magazine on page 18, BTW.

Orion has been there on the same nights and times to do some testing as well and based on what I've seen, the Orion one is looking better.

Granted, this is all based on observation and opinion but Orion's brushless motor test consists of Mike Truhe running his XXXS until he strips the pinion gear (!?!?) out at 7-8 turn like speeds. It's ready for primetime, IMO.

Novak has had Tyree Philips driving his XXXS, another engineer down there, and I've even see Bob Novak come by all at once working on it and theirs was running more like a 10-turn at best.

Of course, I donít know the exact specs of who was running what but thatís what it looked like.

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does it look like Novak is far from production?
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Pitcrew, I believe that the speed control varies the motor timing in order for it to work its best. This is the reason why its expensive to make these speed controls with as many steps as a regular esc. It is easier to set one time and make the speed control only one speed.
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does it look like Novak is far from production?
Yeah, it just wasnít as fast as the Orion brushless. I think thatís why theyíre calling their first one the ďSuper sportĒ or something like that rather than ďHereís the product that will change racing forever even though it would lose a heads-up race to an old-school 9-turnĒ.

Let me put it this way, I certainly hope it will be faster than what I saw for the sake of all the people that spend $300 to get one.
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i maybe way off the money here, but iwas under the impression that the orion has ceramic magnets, every other brushelss manufacturer uses rare earth magnets... which are much much better in a brushless setting
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my local track is small so I think a 10 turn mod would be way too much. I just hope its smooth and there is no cogging affect.

I hope Novak goes with a black can. I would hate to put a purple motor can in my tc3 or XXX-S!

Novak needs to update their website and RCCA did not have a pic of the speedo.
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Novak. They pulled there pics from the web site and no updates. Bad business if you ask me. Heck, when are they going to post a release date. THey must of went back to the drawing board.
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