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Old 03-26-2006, 04:36 PM
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I've been out of the loop for almost a decade and could use some help.
I have an rs4 rally, I need to select an ESC. I would like to have a reverse optioned one. I was looking at the Novak XRS Reversible Sport, and it's in my price range (I really don't want to spend a lot of money as I don't use the thing a whole lot). Would this work? I notice no heat fins.. would that be a problem with the inner body the rally has? I notice the motor limit is 15turn, I never know I wouldnt mind plopping in a 12 or so one day so that worries me.

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Old 03-26-2006, 06:07 PM
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Novak make very good ESC's. You will have no choice but to spend a little more if you are wanting to use a 12t motor. Most standard reversiable esc's can only use 14-15t up motors. If you want one to power a 12t and still have reverse I will recommend Associated A.I. Automatic Pro Reverse ESC. It can take 11t up motors. Check it out below.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHSV7&P=ML

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Why thank you!
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im currently using that esc and it works great!
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THAT SPEEDO SUCKS!!!!!!!

Burnt it out with a 17T running 7 degrees of timing. Sucks... RCCA had a similar problem. The thermal overload protection kicks on if the wind blows to hard, and Novak doesn't warrantee the ESC if you change the wires. It does have solderable wire tabs, but you aren't allowed to use them.... thanks Novak!
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Originally Posted by Platinum_Racing
THAT SPEEDO SUCKS!!!!!!!

Burnt it out with a 17T running 7 degrees of timing. Sucks... RCCA had a similar problem. The thermal overload protection kicks on if the wind blows to hard, and Novak doesn't warrantee the ESC if you change the wires. It does have solderable wire tabs, but you aren't allowed to use them.... thanks Novak!
Are you talking about the Novak XRS which he was looking at getting?

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Yup... sucks. I hate that damn thing with such a passion I almost want to buy every one I can find just to save the next poor soul who would potentiall get stuck with it.
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After 1-2 thermal overloads, it is dead...
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what about the Novak GTS which i m planning to get? is it ok?
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Originally Posted by uniquexme
what about the Novak GTS which i m planning to get? is it ok?
The GTS is a good esc brother of the GTX so u know it is good
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ok thanks, so i can be rest assured to go ahead and make the payment for it.
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