Ballistic Goes Big

May 08, 2011 1 Comment by

Novak is proud to offer an exclusive look at two exciting motors soon to join Novak’s popular line of Ballistic motors! The Ballistic 8 and Ballistic 8L Racing Sensored Brushless Motors are perfect for 1:8 scale buggies, truggies and monster trucks from well-known companies such as Associated, Losi, Traxxas, OFNA, Hot Bodies, Mugen and Xray.


The Ballistic 8 motors are not only larger in size, but mighty in features too! Each motor boasts:

  • 4-pole magnet, 12-slot hand-wound stator, rebuildable sensored design
  • Exclusive, adjustable mechanical timing
  • Two sizes available: Ballistic 8 (43.5 dia x 71mm); Ballistic 8L (43.5 dia x 76.5mm)
  • Multiple bolt patterns and sizes
  • 4-pole, high-strength Neodymium rotor
  • Widely spaced (35 deg), extremely heavy-duty solder tabs
  • 5mm x 18mm Output Shaft—Compatible with Novak’s Mod 1 and 32-Pitch Pinion Gears
  • Available in several winds, including 1.0Y and 1.5Y
  • Designed to ROAR specifications
  • Compatible with sensored and sensorless speed controls
  • Designed, assembled and tested in Irvine, California


Similar to Novak’s best-selling Ballistic 540 and Ballistic 550 brushless motors, the new Ballistic 8′s will feature high performance, unmatched reliability and a cost-saving, rebuildable design. Components such as the rotor, sensor harness, bearings, and timing assembly can be replaced. The wound stator can even be interchanged to experiment with a different Kv wind. Additionally, Novak is committed to assuring customer’s that the complete-line of Ballistic replacement parts are available.

Novak is also developing a compatible speed control—the Kinetic 4S Racing Sensored Brushless ESC. More information will be announced for this exciting new ESC as it becomes available.

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