Novak Impact Ballistic 7.5 And 17.5 Racing Brushless Combos

Sep 14, 2012 No Comments by

Novak is combining its smallest, most complete and feature-packed ESC to date with National champion winning motor technology—the Impact/Ballistic Racing Brushless System- 7.5T (#3150) and Impact/Ballistic Spec Brushless System 17.5T (#3151). These pure, sensor-based racing systems are designed to accommodate the extreme demands of electric 2WD 1/10th scale off-road racing, the tight confines of 1/12th pan car racing, and is perfect for nearly all 1S and 2S LiPo racing classes. The Impact features Novak’s X-Drive™ for ultimate driving performance, and Novak’s new Super-Tuner™ firmware for faster set-up changes and more adjustability than ever before. Drivers on the search for the next-generation, small racing ESC and the best racing motor combo, look no further than the Novak Impact/Ballistic brushless system!

Extremely Small

A new level of small size and performance has been achieved. The Impact is significantly smaller than standard racing ESCs and fits into any vehicle─ including the tight-fitting spaces of the TLR® 22 2WD Racing Buggy™ (as pictured), Durango® DEX210 2WD Buggy™, or 1/12th scale vehicles. The Impact’s small size opens up new installation options and placement choices never thought of with standard-size speed controls.

Super Tuner™ with Five Customizable Profiles

To deliver unmatched performance and usability in the high-end ESC category, Novak engineers developed Super Tuner firmware for the most complete, on-board programming to date. There are a dozen adjustable parameters including Start and End RPM Values. These values use a unique table system that spans the entire usable RPM ranges. Dynamic Timing Advance™ can be adjusted in 1-degree increments, or jump to 10-degree steps for ultimate fine tuning.

The Impact also includes five throttle profiles that can be tuned individually and saved independently. This has never been available before. Racers can set up five custom profiles for different types of classes, or five similar profiles to quickly and easily make major changes to the ESC. Each setting can be set up for different conditions and can be changed faster than you can say “Where’s my programmer?”.

IMPACTS 5 DRIVING PROFILES- These are starting points and each profile can be completely customized

Profile 1

No timing, “blinky mode” with classic default values that are suited for most applications.

Profile 2

No timing, “blinky mode” with higher minimum brake & drive values for higher-grip conditions.

Profile 3

Mild timing set-up similar set-up to Profile #1 with timing turned ON and a wide default RPM range.

Profile 4

Medium timing profile with mild timing settings and a more aggressive RPM range.

Profile 5

Oval 1S profile with defaults pre-set for 1S RPM ranges and 30 degrees of timing. LiPo mode is OFF.

Race Proven Motor Technology

The very same motor has been used to make the A-main of countless major race events, and taken home numerous wins and podium finish from events like the Cactus Classic, the Hot Rod Shoot Out, Snowbirds, Oval Master, ROAR Nationals, and World Championships! The Novak Ballistic motor is ready to race out of the box! Novak’s Ballistic brushless motors are completely rebuildable with all components readily available.

Two Cost-Saving Systems Available – 7.5T & 17.5T

#3150 Impact / Ballistic Racing Brushless System- 7.5T- Is Novak’s fastest Impact brushless system available perfect for 2S Mod applications. This is a favorite combo for many 2WD Mod Buggy racers around the world.
#3151 Impact / Ballistic Spec Brushless System- 17.5T- Ideal for 17.5 Spec class racing and timing or non-timing 1S and 2S set-ups.

Novak Built and Supported

Novak takes pride in its manufacturing facility in Irvine, California and also with its use of high-quality components, assembly, and testing processes. Each Novak Impact Racing ESC and Ballistic motor is built and tested in the Novak factory to Novak’s exacting standards. All Novak products are supported by Novak’s knowledgeable customer support staff and race team.

Novak is pleased to bring racers around the world the latest systems for their climb through the ranks. The Impact and Ballistic are a lethal combination for any driver on the hunt for wins! Novak Impact/Ballistic Brushless Systems- 7.5T (#3150) and 17.5T (#3151) are scheduled for shipping late September 2012.

SPECIFICATIONS

ESC- IMPACT

Input Cells: 1*-2S LiPo / 4-6-cell NiMH (*Receiver batt pack or 1S Booster Module (#5477) recommended)
Size: 1.15” x 0.95” x 0.79” (29 x 24.3 x 20mm)
Weight (w/o wires): 0.75 oz. (21.3 g)
On-Resistance: 0.0004 ohms @ 25°C trans. temp.
Motor Compatibility: 540-size sensored brushless motor (2 pole); Limit TBA
BEC: 6.0 volts DC / 2.0 amps
Wire Size: 14G Super-Flex Novak Silicone Wire
Status LEDs: 5, multi-colored, on-board

SENSORED MOTOR- BALLISTIC

Motor Turn 7.5T
Stator Insert Color Black
Motor Size (540) 2.07” x 1.41” (52.6 x 35.8mm)
Motor Weight 6.6 oz (187 g)
Shaft Diameter 1/8” (0.125”)
Kv (RPM/Volt unloaded) 5,800
Watts 340
Rotor High-Strength Sintered Neodymium

Motor Turn 17.5T
Stator Insert Color Yellow
Motor Size (540) 2.07” x 1.41” (52.6 x 35.8mm)
Motor Weight 6.6 oz (187 g)
Shaft Diameter 1/8” (0.125”)
Kv (RPM/Volt unloaded) 2200
Watts 130
Rotor High-Strength Sintered Neodymium

FEATURES

  • Ultimate performance spec racing system for 1/10th scale 2WD off-road and on-road racing and 1/12th scale racing in vehicles where small size and lightweight are critical
  • Super Tuner™ ESC firmware with multiple on-board adjustable settings for quick and complete custom tuning:
  • Drive Tuning: Dynamic Timing Advance, RPM (Start/Final/Range), Drive Frequency, and Minimum Drive
  • Brake Tuning: Brake Frequency, Drag Brake, and Minimum Brake
  • Additional Tuning: Deadband, Reverse Disable, and LiPo Protection (On/Off)
  • Approved for ROAR Sportsman class racing
  • Five unique throttle profiles that can be tuned individually and saved independently- an industry first!
  • Novak X-Drive™ provides enhanced throttle response, ultra smooth power delivery, higher top speeds, and cooler operating temperatures
  • NovaBrakes™ provide instantaneous braking under any condition
  • Dynamic Timing Advance™ increases the motor’s RPM dynamically through the throttle band for higher speeds
  • Sensor-based system for excellent torque and low-speed drivability
  • Completely rebuildable motor design with replaceable sensor harness, rotor, sensor board, hand-wound stator, sleeve, both end bells, ball bearings, and hardware
  • Auto-detect LiPo battery protection circuitry automatically detects the battery voltage (1S/2S) and reduces the power as needed to protect the batteries from going below the safety voltage
  • Novak’s One-Touch Set-Up™ for quick and easy transmitter set-up
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Water-resistant ESC case with protective silicone gasket seal to help keep out the elements
  • Low-profile, cross-cut ESC heat sink for reduced weight and efficient cooling
  • Cooling fan included with plug-in harness
  • On-board diagnostic temperature monitoring that lets you quickly check the ESC’s temperature at any time
  • Thermal overload protection circuitry to protect from overheating
  • On-board Hall Sensor Test to easily and quickly verify that the motor’s sensors are working properly
  • Gold-plated, direct-solder wiring tabs for flexible soldering options
  • User-replaceable input and switch harnesses, and motor sensor harness
  • Carries Team Novak’s commitment to excellent quality, support, and a 120 day warranty
  • Designed and manufactured by Team Novak in Irvine, California using the best components from around the globe. All ESCs are 100% tested to ensure your product works right out of the box and on the track!

#3150 Impact/Ballistic Racing Brushless System- 7.5T
#3151 Impact/Ballistic Spec Brushless System- 17.5T

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