GET THE MOTOR YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
In today’s brushless motor market, it’s very easy to be distracted by outrageous
claims of performance, speed and power. ;ere are some good guys though, and
one is a manufacturer that’s produced hobby-grade electronics since 1978: Novak
During its 34 years of operation, Novak has found ways
to remain unique without giving in to the current trend
of moving production overseas to save a few bucks.
Everything Novak sells is assembled here in the USA.
In keeping with its trend of being an industry leader,
Novak introduced the “Build-A-Ballistic” program
several years ago. ;e question: why choose a generic o;
the shelf motor when you can pick and choose exactly
what you want to suite your application, driving style,
desired looks, and cost allowance? An option that was
once reserved for only the top drivers in the world—fully
customized, factory-built motors—is now available to
everyone in both 540- and 550-size custom motors. I’ve
been racing more 1/10-scale 2WD buggy 17.5-turn club
races lately, so I set out to Novak’s headquarters in Irvine,
CA, to build the ultimate 17.5-turn stock motor.
WORDS & PHOTOS JOHN CARY
BUILD YOUR OWN NOVAK MOTOR
Want to build your own custom Novak Ballistic motor?
Visit teamnovak.com and click on “BUY NOVAK.” Choose
“Build A Ballistic” from the menu and you’re on your way!
■ Stator: Six winds— 10.5T, 11.5T,
13.5T, 17.5T, 21.5T, or 25.5T
■ Rotor: ;ree—Neodymium
12.3mm or 13.0mm; Samarium
■ Endbells: Two types—Standard
■ Bearings: Two materials—Steel
■ Sleeve: Five colors—orange,
black, blue, gold, or purple
■ Sensor Harness: ;ree
lengths—Short ( 4”/100mm),
Medium ( 6”/150mm), or standard