Novak Crusher/Ballistic 550 4x4 SCT Brushless System w/Simple Tuner

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This is the Crusher/Ballistic 550 4x4 SCT Brushless System with an included Ballistic 6.5 Turn 550 motor. Novak has paired the updated Crusher speed control with a Ballistic 550 sensor-based motor, ready to take on a wide range of applications from 4x4 short-course/monster trucks to the voltage-hungry speed run fanatics. Novak’s 6.5-turn/3400Kv Ballistic 550 motor provides massive power and efficiency, and is the largest race-legal motor for 4x4 short course trucks. Clearing tough sections will not be a power problem with the Ballistic 550. Novak’s rugged, purely sensor-based Crusher ESC, with its new Simple Tuner interface, will provide crisp and smooth throttle response. With added features like a 2S-4S operating range, 5-amp BEC, complete on-board programming, sealed case, auto-detect LiPo cutoff, ESC thermal protection, and a rebuildable/upgradable motor, the Crusher 4X4SC Brushless System is a great blend of performance and easy-to-use features that is ready to power your project today.

Pure Sensor-Based System
The Novak Crusher/Ballistic 550 4X4 SCT Brushless System is a pure, sensor-based system for the ultimate in power delivery and smooth controlled driveability. There is no cogging, delays or hesitations due to ESC and motor communications. Throttle and braking responses are direct and precise. Response at any speed or throttle input happens immediately and allows the ESC to know precisely what the motor needs for the best performance. From fully stopped to throttle stabs and the light brake touches, Novak's pure sensor-based systems provide the best feel, response and performance of any brushless system.

On-the-Spot Customization
No external programming box or PC device is needed. The Crusher’s Simple Tuner onboard programming allows you to change your favorite settings using the ESC’s simple-to-follow, color-coded LEDs. Most drivers only have a few things they like to adjust. The popular settings are easy to remember and can be changed on the fly when needed. Customizable profiles allow you to completely change the feel and driving style with one master setting.

Dynamic Timing Advance

Ready for a little, or a lot of extra power? Novak’s race-proven Dynamic Timing Advance is included with a simple to use RPM range setting. This functionality allows you to give your motor up to 35 degrees of electronic timing advance that will increase RPM at full throttle! That's right, when you're in the wide-open spaces or on a race track, you can always use a bit more "braaap." That's exactly what Dynamic Timing Advance does. It gives you a kick in the pants to get you there sooner! The speed control uses electronic timing advance to increase the motor RPM under specific motor RPM and throttle conditions to provide extra top speed. You can select the RPM range the timing kicks in, and you can select how many degrees of dynamic timing are applied.

Equipped with Novak X-Drive
Novak X-Drive provides incredibly smooth throttle response while maintaining an extremely connected and controlled feel. This motor-firing technology has been taking the racing world by storm and is now included in the Crusher. No speed control is complete without Novak X-Drive!

Hand-Wound and Rebuildable Motor
The Novak developed sensor-based Ballistic 550 uses the same stator design as Novak’s 540-size brushless motors but is twice the stator length for double the torque. Each stator is hand-wound, assembled, electronically timed, and tested to Novak’s exacting standards. As the Ballistic 550 is completely rebuildable, cleaning and replacing components are a snap and you will be back to turning laps or jumping triples right away.

Versatile ESC
The Crusher is not just a feature packed go-fast machine, Novak’s Simple Tuner interface also allows the Crusher to operate with mod or spec motors, Novak brushless crawling motors, and even 4-pole motors. When used with Novak brushless Crawling motors, the Crusher’s rock crawling roots are unlocked. Novak crawling ESCs have the most powerful hold/hill brakes in the industry, and the Crusher features Power Brake settings that will hold even the heaviest crawlers on the steepest of inclines. When you are done scaling tough descents and need to get to the next obstacle or down the trail faster, the Crusher utilizes Novak’s Rock Boost for added RPM and top speed. The Crusher can also be used with standard 540-size motors for all 2S-4S 10th-scale applications including 2WD off-road and spec racing, or used with 4-pole motors. With the Crusher’s 4 pre-loaded and customizable profiles, you can race your 4X4 Friday night, hook up a spec motor and race “blinky” mode on Saturday, and get out the crawling rig with a Novak brushless motor on Sunday for a weekend of R/C nirvana!

  • Includes Novak's multi-function Crusher ESC and 550-size sensored brushless motor (ROAR approved) ideal for 4x4 short course/monster trucks and heavy-duty setups on 2S and 3S
  • Sensor-based system for excellent torque and low-speed drivability
  • ESC includes four customizable profiles: Three Standard pre-loaded profiles (Bashing, Racing, Timing Test) and one Crawling profile with crawling modes active (Rock Boost, instant reverse, and hill/hold/drag brake)
  • Extreme-duty, built-in 5A BEC to handle the demands of today's high-powered servos. An external BEC is required for this system on 3S setups
  • Novak X-Drive firmware for unmatched throttle response and control     
  • Novak Dynamic Timing Advance for increased motor RPM
  • Quick and easy on-board programming (no external device needed) with Simple Tuner Interface:
    • Brake Tuning: Brake Frequency, Drag Brake, Minimum Brake, Brake Power
    • Drive Tuning: Dynamic Timing (0-35 deg), Timing Range (Low-High), Drive Frequency, & Minimum Drive
    • Additional Tuning: Reverse, Dead Band, Voltage Cutoff (Off/LiPo), Motor Rotation, Data Reset
  • The original, Novak-developed, One-Touch Set-Up for quick and easy transmitter set-up
  • Durable ESC design with sealed case, cooling fan and replaceable wire included
  • Hand wound and completely rebuildable and tunable motor
  • Auto-detect LiPo Cutoff and ESC Thermal Overload Protection
  • On-board diagnostic temperature monitoring that lets you quickly check the ESC's temperature at any time
  • Meets RoHS compliance and includes a 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
  • Designed and 100% tested by Novak in Lake Forest, Calif., using globally-sourced components
  • Crusher ESC
    • Motor Type: Sensored Brushless (540, 550, 4-Pole, Novak Crawling)
    • Fwd/Brk/Rev: Forward / Brake / Reverse (OFF/ON) (Forward/Drag Brake/Reverse when used with a Novak crawling motor)
    • Input Cells (LiPo/Ni-MH): 2-4S* LiPo cells/4-14 NiMH
    • Size (in/mm): 1.16” x 1.47” x 0.96" (29.5 x 37.3 x 24.4 mm)
    • Weight (oz/g): 1.42 oz. (40.4 g)
    • On-Resistance (ohms): 0.00040 ohms @ 25°C trans. temperature
    • Motor Limit
    • Brushless 2S: 540-size: 6.5-turn or higher (13.5T or higher crawler); 550-size: 4.5-turn or higher; 4-Pole: 4600Kv or lower
    • Brushless 3S: 540-size: 13.5-turn or higher (18.5T or higher crawler); 550-size: 6.5-turn or higher; 4-Pole: 4600Kv or lower
    • Brushless 4S: 540-size: 13.5-turn or higher (18.5T or higher crawler); Not recommended for 550-size or 4-pole motor
    • BEC (volts / amps): 6.0 volts DC / 5.0 amps (external BEC required for 3S/4S setups)
    • Wire Size (GA): 14G Super-Flex Copper-Strand Silicone Wire
  • Ballistic 6.5T 550 Motor
    • Motor Size (550): 2.84" x 1.41" (72.1 x 35.8mm)
    • Motor Weight: 10.6oz. (299.1g)
    • Shaft Diameter: 5mm
    • Kv (Unloaded): 3,400 RPM/volt
    • Design: Sensored
    • Magnetic Material: One-piece, multi-pole, Sintered Neodymium

*Maximum input voltage is 3S when using the Ballistic 550 6.5T that is included in this system (#3086); LiPo recommended for performance setups and when using Dynamic Timing Advance 

This product was added to our catalog on June 25, 2014.