Novak Ballistic 550 Brushless Motors and Wound Stators

Apr 13, 2010 No Comments by

New from Novak:

Novak isn’t a stranger to innovation. It has repeatedly brought original products and technological advancements to the R/C industry, and, to no one’s surprise, Novak is doing it again! The Ballistic 550 Brushless Motors (#3504-#3506) are the first 550-sized motors to break into short course competition and easily outperform traditional 540-sized motors. The Ballistic 550s are so powerful because of their extra long stator and rotor magnet. In fact, the stator and rotor magnet are twice the length of 540-sized motors, giving them twice the torque of an equivalent 540 motor. The more torque, the more speed that is generated! Additionally, these larger-sized motors run cooler and more efficiently than their 540 counterparts. These high-powered machines are the motors of choice at small, indoor race tracks and easily install into OFNA’s® Hyper 10 SC Pro 4×4 Kit™, OFNA’s® Jammin’ SCRT 10 4X4 Kit™, Traxxas’® Slash 4X4 4WD Short Course Trucks™ and many other 1/10-scale short course trucks.

In addition to its already impressive features, including low-speed driveability and no cogging, the Ballistic 550s have also been fitted with rugged 5mm output shafts for maximum resilience and race life. Additionally, the motors are sensor-based for a smooth and controlled power delivery.


And like the Ballistic name implies, these motors are completely rebuildable and feature interchangeable wound stator construction. There are four Ballistic 550 Wound Stators (#S6504-#S6507) available with more to come! A simple stator swap allows for easier experimentation at the track and cuts down on racing costs. And like all of Novak’s Ballistic motors, the Ballistic 550s feature a replaceable rotor, front end bell, sensor harness, bearings and other replaceable items.

Novak’s Ballistic 550 Brushless Motors – 4.5T, 5.5T & 6.5T (#3504-#3506) and Ballistic 550 Wound Stators – 4.5T, 5.5T, 6.5T & 7.5T (#S6504-#S6507) are scheduled to ship in May 2010.



 Number of turns: 4.5T (#3504), 5.5T (#3505), 6.5T (#3506)
 Design: Sensor-based (compatible with any sensored brushless ESC, such as Havoc Pro, GTB & Havoc 3S)
 Input Voltage: 2S-3S Li-Po (#3504 & #3505), 2S-4S Li-Po (#3506 & #S6507)
 Magnet: One-piece, multi-pole Neodymium
 Watts: 890 (#3504), 800 (#3505), 730 (#3506), 620 (#S6507)
 Kv (unloaded): 5,000 (#3504), 3,700 (#3505), 3,400 (#3506), 3,000 (#S6507)
 Motor size: 2.84”, 72.1mm (length); 1.41”, 35.8mm (diameter)
 Shaft diameter: 5mm
 Motor weight: 10.1 oz. (286.3 grams)


 #5100-#5114 & #5120-#5123 5mm Mod 1 Hardened Steel Pinion Gears (optional)
 #5152-#5127 & #5160-#5161 5mm 32-Pitch Steel Pinion Gears (optional)
 #5351-#5353 Brushless Shielded Sensor Harnesses (replacement/optional)
 #5412 550-Sized Brushless Motor Heat Sink (optional)
 #5508 14G Brushless Motor & Battery Wire Set
 #5512 12G Silicone Power Wire Set: 3 feet Black, Red, and Blue
 #5731 3.5mm Low-Loss Power Connector – 5 pairs (optional)
 #5741 4mm Low-Loss Power Connector – 5 pairs (optional)
 #5947 Ballistic 550 Front End Bell and Bearing – 5mm (replacement)
 #5948 Ballistic 550 Rotor – 12.3mm (replacement)
 #5949 Ballistic 550 Tuning Rotor – 14mm (optional)
 #S5903 Ballistic Motor Insulator Pack (replacement)
 #S5933 Ballistic 550 Motor Hardware Kit (replacement)
 #S5942 Ballistic Timing/Sensor Assembly (replacement)
 #S5943 Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Steel Rear Bearing (replacement)
 #S5944 Ballistic Back End Bell Replacement (replacement)
 #S6504-#S6507 Ballistic 550 Wound Stators (replacement/optional)

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