Novak Havoc 3S/Ballistic Brushless System with Traxxas & gold bullet plugs

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New from Novak:

Irvine, CA – March 10, 2010 – Novak has combined one of its popular Havoc speed controls with its top-of-the-line, ROAR approved Ballistic Spec motor to create the perfect system for power-hungry drivers. The Havoc 3S/Ballistic Brushless Systems with Traxxas® Plug – 10.5T (#3080), 13.5T (#3081) and 17.5T (#3082) are equipped with a high-current handling, Traxxas®-compatible battery connector for easy, race-ready installation. In other words, no soldering! To simplify installation further, the Havoc 3S/Ballistic Systems include gold-plated bullet motor plugs, which eliminate tricky wiring situations and allow the system to be easily removed from the vehicle without soldering. Additionally, this system is compatible with a wide range of battery types, including 2S-3S Li-Po packs. Simply plug in your battery, and you’re set to break some track records! In fact, the Havoc 3S/Ballistic system is one of the fastest upgrades available. Its sensored design creates a significantly smoother ride than a sensorless system, plus it has a more consistent throttle response – perfect for racing. This system is an ideal fit for any 1/10-scale off-road, on-road or short-course vehicle, including Traxxas’® Slash™ Short-Course Trucks, Traxxas’® Stampede™ Monster Truck, Traxxas’® Rustler™ Stadium Truck or Traxxas’®
Bandit™ Buggy.


The Havoc 3S has the easiest ESC/transmitter calibration available. A simple push of the One-Touch™ button activates a fast, durable and versatile speed control that is incredibly simple to operate and is ideal for 2-3S Li-Po bashing and racing applications. For example, the Havoc 3S automatically detects – through Novak’s auto-detect Li-Po software – whether a 2S or 3S Li-Po battery is connected. This feature is part of the reason that the Havoc 3S has such a remarkably speedy reputation. This flexible ESC is also compatible with conventional brushed motors for a different style of racing. For those interested in fine tuning, the Havoc 3S ESC features a simple interface with nine adjustable parameters, such as Throttle Curve and Brake Frequency. The Havoc 3S is also extremely durable with a highly water-resistant case that stands up to any type of weather. It also contains one of the strongest BECs for sport applications and includes Li-Po Cut-Off Circuitry that protects your batteries from damage. Additionally, the Havoc 3S’s small footprint and low cost make it a perfect complement for any 1/10-scale electric vehicle, such as HPI’s® Blitz™ Short-Course Truck and E-Firestorm™ Stadium Truck, and Associated’s® SC10™ Short-Course Truck, RC10B4™ Buggy and RC10T4™ Truck.


But the exciting features don’t end there. Each Ballistic Spec motor includes a color-coded, hand-wound stator to easily identify the number of motor winds, perfect for spec racing. In fact, the Ballistic motors are so versatile that any turn from 8.5 through 25.5 (#S6608-#S6625) can be installed to alter the motor’s speed. Drivers can go from wild to mild in a few quick steps. This motor will adapt to any driver as he or she progresses. Additionally, these motors include all the must-have features to solidify their status as superior racing machines. Each Ballistic Spec motor is ROAR approved and includes a nickelplated sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration, braking power and performance in high-temperature conditions. And like all of Novak’s innovative Ballistic motors, these motors are also completely rebuildable with dozens of replaceable parts available, which will enhance your motor investment.


By simply switching a stator, drivers can customize their motor for any type of racing.

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In addition, Novak boasts one of the best customer-support teams available in the R/C industry. Highly trained technical and customer-support operators are available throughout the week to answer any product or customer-related question. Additionally, Novak offers the most comprehensive service and trade-in program available. Check out the Customer Service page on Novak’s Web site for more information.

For installation assistance, check out Novak’s easy-to-follow videos on “How to Install a Hand-Wound Stator” and “How to Install a Sensored Brushless System into a Traxxas® Slash™ .”

Novak’s Havoc 3S/Ballistic Brushless Systems with Traxxas® Plug (#3080-#3082) are scheduled to ship in April 2010. For features and specifications on the Havoc 3S/Ballistic Spec Brushless Systems with Traxxas® Plug, please visit the Novak Web site (

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Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
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Bringing you RC product news you can use on a daily basis as Car Action's Online News Editor. I have been heavily involved in RC since the late 90's, plus a diverse background that includes print and broadcast journalism, engineering, information technology, direct marketing, and even banking. Currently I enjoy racing 1/10 electric off-road, covering large race events, and spending time with my family when away from the track.
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