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PostSubject: Novak Ballistic 8 2D review   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:45 pm

First impression was excellent when I opened up the packaging. Once you have the motor in your hand, you know why it cost so much. Built quality, fitment and final assembly is top notch. Dare I say Hacker, Lehner, Pletty, LRP quality? I looked hard for any fault and couldn’t see any.

Well you guys should know me by now. I had to open up the motor and see for myself were my money went. It was easy to disassemble. There were 2 shimmies in the front and a fiber shield to protect the windings from long screws. The sensor board was easily removed as well. The sensor wire/port shield was the only plastic part. When I unscrewed it, one ear broke. Upon reassembly the second ear broke. Pretty crappy plastic if you ask me. It should have been made out of metal instead. A small sensor wire was included.

The winding on the stator were nice. It’s listed as 12 slot, 4 pole motor. The rear of the stator has some sort epoxy. I’m assuming high temp stuff.

The 4 pole motor is Kevlar wrapped and drill balanced like some other high end motors. The wrapping didn’t go all the way through the rear of the rotor though. I figure you don’t need to do the whole rotor, as the damage usually happens from the front.

My test vehicle is the GTP geared 47-19, with the diffs being 44-14. Batteries were my best GenAce 4s1p 40C pack that I had. This battery had only seen light duty in my ebike since it was new. So it basically had the proper cycling and 4.1V per cell max. ESC is the RX8, EC5 connectors, and 6mm motor connectors. Tires were GRP’s.

I only ran it for half a pack up and down the street. Did some burnouts, speed runs, simulated a race on a track and got the motor to 178F when I was done. Temps would have been lower if had used the current limiter when doing the hard stop and go scenarios.

I’ve used 2343mah. Peak 2336W@12.7V. Contiuous power was 952W, 61.03A, 15.6V. I calculated the speed to be in the mid 50’s and it sure looked like it.

So far Novak has only two windings available. But in their little booklet thingy in the box, more windings are listed. I hope they get to those quickly. I really like this motor. It’s a notch above Tekin in my opinion.































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PostSubject: Re: Novak Ballistic 8 2D review   Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:45 pm

Hummmm the rotor looks odd O.o

is that enough wrapping preventing it form exploding ?

How you like it so far ?
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PostSubject: Re: Novak Ballistic 8 2D review   Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:25 am

The rotor looks ok. It's always the front of the rotor that explodes and not the rear. I really like this motor. Feels different than the Tekin. Novak is also the only one that has a 1/8 motor where you can just swap out stators, making it cheaper to mess around with different kv's. Motor noise is also unique.
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PostSubject: Re: Novak Ballistic 8 2D review   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:17 pm

Noises ? what the hell ?
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PostSubject: Re: Novak Ballistic 8 2D review   Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:51 pm

All motors make noise. Some sound similar and some are just unique.
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PostSubject: Re: Novak Ballistic 8 2D review   Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:53 pm

Oh my so what naughty noises does this one make LOL LMAO
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