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ASK Cub Reporter- 02.07.2012- Even More Questions, Even Less…

Novak Timbuk2 Wraith Ed. Just got an Axial Wraith RTR and was wondering if you guys have tested or reviewed the Novak Timbuk2 Wraith Edition?? Some of the crawler forums out there are saying that the Novaks are junk and to stay away. What do you guys think of this system, and Novak in general. Thanks- Kale Cubby– Hey what’s up Kale, and [...]

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THE Cub Report- 01.23.2012- Version: What Goes Up, Must Come…

If you were lucky enough to attend the LA Supercross Saturday night you were treated to one heck of an EPIC 450 main event with Chad Reed lay’n down the smack on Dungey/Villopotto/Stewart. Reedy was on fire for the win, Dungey put in solid laps to finish second, RV2 crashed early but blasted through the pack to fourth, [...]

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novak x-drive

Novak GTB 2 Gets X-Drive

Our friends from Novak just sent out a little PR that their GTB 2 ESC’s now incorporate their X-Drive technology. This new technology is a software/hardware combination that does their motor-firing. It improves on throttle, braking and operating temperatures. The GTB 2 is a good 1/10th scale brushless system. You can read our GTB 2 Review Here if you are [...]

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Novak Diablo twin battery Brushless combo

If you run a dual battery 1/10th scale truck, then Novak’s new Diablo Brushless system is just the boost your rig needs. The Diablo 550 Sensored Motor provides a good fun to bash time ratio, and should also haul combined with the witchcraft intelligent electronics inside the ESC. With all this power comes huge amp loads, but Novak’s got you covered with something called “Launch-Limit” – [...]

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Novak X-Drive

Although it doesn’t always seem like it, there is more than one electric motor and ESC MFG in the RC world. Novak has announced their newly-developed X-Drive technology for ESCs. This adds a new high efficiency brushless motor firing technology that will increase throttle feel and response, and at the same time reducing the ESC’s operating temperature. [...]

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Novak Ballistic Vented Endbells

Want more speed and lower operating temperatures from your 540 Ballistic motor? Novak’s got you covered with this Vented Endbell kit, which includes both the front and rear endbells as well as oversised bearings.You can get your hands on a kit in November, so keep an eye on the Novak Website for details

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Novak Eiger ESC’s and Combos

Novak have released two new ESC’s called the Eiger and the Eiger Pro. Both of them are 2-3 cell lipo capable, weigh only 18.1 grams, and have a 40% smaller footprint than Rooster ESC’s. The Eiger has a built-in 2A BEC, whereas the Eiger Pro includes Novak’s 3A BEC module. They are designed to fit inside crawlers, hence why combos are available with [...]

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Novak Dual Motor Crawler Combo

Novak now offer a M2 Dig 3S ESC, dual Rock Star 45t motor, and 3A High Voltage BEC combo to satisfy the needs of the MOA crawler guys. Novak claim that this combo should offer a decent amount of savings over buying the individual items, and is due to start shipping in November.  The Team Novak website will have full details in the near [...]

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Novak GTB2

Novak GTB2/SS Pro 8.5T Brushless Sportsman Racing System Rev…

THE Novak GTB2/SS Pro 8.5T Brushless Sportsman Racing System ReviewNovak has an ace up its sleeve- their GTB2 system comes all soldered up ready to be put into your short course truck. Is it a quality system? Is having everything soldered up really that convenient? Is is fast enough to do that job? Is it worth your money? Read on…

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ASK Cub Reporter- 10.06.2011- Stick'n My Arm Deep Down In Th…

Dear Cub Reporter, How the hell can you only give the Novak Havoc a power rating of only 7 out of 10? I have one of those in my Slash and it’s way more power than I will ever use I would have given it a solid 9.5. Darren K. Michigan Cubby– We’ve gone round and round at the office about that very subject. [...]

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Novak Havok SC Brushless

Novak Havoc Pro SC Ballistic and Brushless System Review

The Novak Havoc Pro SC Ballistic 540 8.5 #3122 Brushless System ReviewYes, brushless dominates the market. Yes, short course trucks dominate the market. Yes, RTR’s dominate the market. Yes, most likely your RTR short course truck comes with a sub-par power system. Yes, the first upgrade many consumers do to their SC truck is a new brushless system. Is the [...]

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Novak Timbuk2 Brushless System: Wraith Edition

I’ve somehow become “Axial Wraith boy” around the office… So naturally, this PR is all mine. Novak now offers the Timbuk2 Brushless System: Wraith Edition! This system drops right into your Wraith and gives more speed and drivability. An external 5A BEC is also included! You won’t have to modify a thing, as this combo [...]

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Novak Edge 2S

Novak Edge 2S ESC Now Shipping

Today Novak sent word that their Edge 2S Racing ESC is now shipping. The Edge 2S is meant for 1/10th and 1/12th scale racing vehicles, both on-road and off, and has a very small footprint. It comes in under $100, and includes on-board programming, temperature monitoring, thermal overload protection, and built-in voltage cut-off circuitry and follows ROAR Sportsman guidelines. You [...]

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THE Cub Report- 07.11.2011- The Church Bells Are Ringing In …

Yes race fans, Fernando Alonzo and Ferrari took the win at the Silverstone Formula 1 grand prix over the weekend, let those church bells ring! About dern time to see Ferrari back on top! Goodness bless Novak, the mighty Team Orange, they were the first with the balls to go full bore into brushless in 2002 and have been putting [...]

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Novak Ballistic 8 Sensored Brushless Motors

Novak has announced that their highly anticipated Ballistic 8 Sensored Brushless Motors are currently in production at their Irvine facilities, and are coming soon! They will come in a 1.5T Wye-wound (1,950Kv) or a 2.0T Delta-wound (2,650Kv) model and will include adjustable timing, but still adhere to ROAR standards. These bad boys will be perfect for 1/8 scale [...]

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