Novak Mongoose

Old 10-17-2007, 02:07 PM
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Novak's forthcoming 1/18 system has a name... and a picture of the prototype ESC. Make that sucker run 13.5's in 1/10th scale, for serious.

Irvine, CA Oct. 15, 2007 Novak has bred a new micro brushless system that is ready to be released--the Mongoose Micro Brushless System. This system includes the new Novak Mongoose Brushless/Brush ESC factory-wired to a new Novak Three-80 Micro Brushless Motor. The Three-80 is the first sensored brushless motor that is specifically designed for 1/18 and 1/16 scale-cars. Because it is sensored and lightweight, it allows these micro scale cars the ability to maneuver at high speeds in extremely tight spaces, all with unsurpassed low speed and brake control. The Mongooses Brushless/Brush ESC and sensored brushless motor are perfectly matched to maximize performance and handle with the agility and speed of a mongoose.

Why Sensored? Like the popular Novak Velociti brushless motors, the Three-80 Micro motors feature a sensor commutation design. Knowledge of rotor position is key to smooth performance and is just as important in micro vehicles as in larger-scale vehicles. When the speed control always knows the rotor position, there is no hesitation before acceleration under load. The motor will provide excellent low-speed driveability, excellent starting torque, smooth braking and no uncontrolled bursts of power. Other motor features include a high-strength, Sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration and an oversized front bearing for increased load-handling and bearing life. Like all Novak brushless motors, the Three-80 Micro motors will be rebuildable.

The Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC is a versatile, full-featured speed control specifically developed for micro applications. In addition to its compatibility with both brushless and brush motors, it instinctively knows via its Auto-Detect Brushed Mode when a brush motor is connected. Multiple throttle profiles are included for different driving styles, including a racing profile for top-level forward performance, and sport profiles including reverse. Additional features of the Mongoose Micro ESC are its on-board programmability, built-in Li-Poly Cutoff Circuitry, heavy duty 6.0V/2A BEC, and water-resistant case.

Novak is in the final development stages of the new Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC and Three-80 Micro Brushless Motors. The final product photo, specifications, features, and available motor turns/Kv will be announced at a later date. The new #3050 Novak Mongoose Micro Brushless System is scheduled for shipment end of December 2007.


Multiple throttle profiles specifically designed for micro vehicle applications
Compatible with 380-size or smaller brush motors and Novak Three-80 Series brushless motors
Complete, on-board programming via Novaks One-Touch button and 4 status LEDs. Adjustable parameters include Minimum Brake, Drag Brake, Dead Band and Minimum Drive, as well as Drive Frequency (in brush mode)
Built-in Li-Po Cutoff Circuitry (can be activated in any of the throttle profiles)
Novaks One-Touch Set-UpTM (still the easiest)
Gold-Plated PCB Direct-Solder Wiring Tabs for flexible soldering options
Plug-in input harness and user-replaceable switch harness
Lightweight 16GA Silicone Battery and Motor Wire (replaceable)
Built-in Power Output for Optional 6V Accessory Fan
Water-resistant case
Factory-installed heat sink
Thermal Overload Protection
Novaks Radio Priority CircuitryTM and Polar Drive CircuitryTM
Extremely low on-resistance (0.0038 ohms per phase)
Heavy-duty BEC (6 Volts, 2 Amps)
Small (1.15 x 0.95 / 29 x 24.3 mm) and Lightweight (0.77 oz / 21.7g)
2-3S Li-Po and 4-9 NiMh cell input voltage
Impressive 40 amp Rated and Braking Current
Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
Designed and built by Novak in Irvine, California using globally-sourced components


380-size (26D x 37.7L mm) brushless motor specifically designed by Novak for 1/16th to 1/18th scale micro vehicles
Sensor design for complete throttle control
High-performance Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration, braking power and performance in high-temperature conditions
Oversized, rugged front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life
Multiple motor mount screw patterns
Lightweight ribbed aluminum end bells
Rebuildable design allowing customers to replace rotor, bearings, and front end bell.
Thermal Overload Protection (when used with a Novak Mongoose Brushless/Brush ESC)
Minimal Maintenance and No Cogging
Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
Designed, hand-wound and dyno-tested by Novak in Irvine, California
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For real. Then I wouldn't have to cut the body on my buggy to fit the GTB heatsink. LOL. Maybe I can try it and see what blows up or smokes. The magic smokes always gets a laugh from the fellas. LOL.
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The real question is, can I use it with a 13.5 motor on 4 cells in a 12th scale????
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Originally Posted by vtl1180ny View Post
The real question is, can I use it with a 13.5 motor on 4 cells in a 12th scale????
That would be way too awesome if it will.
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Originally Posted by $rusty$ View Post
That would be way too awesome if it will.
Even the 4 cell GTB has way too large of a footprint on my CRC...
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