Novak "Drift Spec" Brushless ESC/Drift Spec Brushless Motor Combo (13.5T)

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This is the Novak "Drift Spec" Brushless ESC/Drift Spec Brushless Motor Combo, with an included 13.5 Turn motor. This affordable, ultra-small, sensor-based system is designed specifically for 1/10th scale drift vehicles, has a simple interface, and contains features that are normally only found in higher-priced systems. The Drift Spec System is also factory-wired with battery and motor plugs for easy, “Plug and Play” installations. Novak’s Drift Spec System is what you need to get your ride pitched!

A Controller Ready to Drift & More
Novak’s Drift Spec ESC is based on the proven Novak EDGE platform, and includes a new, default profile specifically developed for drifting. This means customers don’t have to worry or tune anything on the ESC! However, as any master of the drift knows, drifting requires a unique driving style, and the Drift Spec ESC features additional on-board adjustability so drivers can customize the feel and response of the throttle and brake.

Drift Spec On-Board Settings for Precise Control:

  • Drag Brake – Allows fine-tuning of the ESC’s auto/coast brake strength.
  • Dead Band – Adjusts the neutral point sensitivity and allows for fine-tuning the throttle input sensitivity.
  • Drive Frequency – Allows adjustment of the drive frequency for the perfect throttle response and feel. Adjustable from ultra smooth to aggressive.
  • Minimum Drive – Provides adjustability of the drive response from mild to aggressive.
  • Reverse – Allows the reverse to be toggled on or off
The Novak Drift Spec ESC is Novak’s smallest and lightest drifting controller and packs in high-end features to keep you on course:
  • NovaBrakes™ – Novak’s exclusive braking system for responsive and extremely consistent brakes.
  • Fan/Accessory Output & Heavy-Duty BEC – Ready to handle upgraded servos, and allows easy plug in of accessory lights or a cooling fan.
  • Sealed Case & Aluminum Heat Sink – Maintains cool operation and keeps out dust and debris.
  • Thermal Protection – Keeps tabs on its core operating temperature and will back down the power to prevent the ESC from overheating.
  • On-Board Temperature Diagnostics – With a quick tap of the One-Touch™ button, multi-colored LEDs will indicate how hot the ESC is for instant temperature information.
  • Motor Lock-Up Protection – If your drive train or motor becomes bound up or jammed, the ESC will detect this and cut the power to prevent damage.
Rebuildable Sensor-Based Motor
The motor included in the Drift Spec System is a 13.5-turn, sensor-based, rebuildable brushless motor. Sensor-based motors and ESCs offer unmatched throttle response, and have no hesitation off the line— perfect for maintaining precise control and wheel speed while maintaining incredible response. Drivers currently running a brush or sensorless drift motor set-up will be amazed with the amount of control and the responsiveness of Novak’s pure sensor system. Like all Novak brushless motors, the Drift Spec motor has a rebuildable design, and customers can replace, customize, and upgrade the rotor, bearings, and sleeve color. Each motor is also factory-wired with heavy-duty, 14-gauge silicone wire and heavy-duty, gold-plated bullet plugs.

Novak Built and Supported
Novak takes pride in its manufacturing facility in Irvine, California and also with its use of high-quality components and assembly and testing processes. Each Novak Drift Spec ESC and Motor is built and tested in the Novak factory to Novak’s exacti


  • Ideal for all 1/10th scale drift applications
  • Default driving profile specifically developed for drifting
  • Five adjustable, on-board parameters to fine-tune the throttle and brake feel and response to customer’s drifting style: Drag Brake, Dead Band, Drive Frequency, Brake Frequency, and Reverse
  • Compact and lightweight ESC design—fits in all popular drift vehicles
  • ESC factory-wired with battery and motor plugs for easy “Plug-and-Play” installation
  • Sensor-based system for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
  • Novak’s One-Touch Set-Up™ for quick, easy transmitter set-up—still the easiest!
  • Built-In Voltage Cut-Off Circuitry prevents damage to 2S LiPo batteries
  • NovaBrakes™ provide smooth, responsive, and consistent braking for all driving conditions
  • Water-resistant ESC case with silicone gasket seal to help keep out the elements
  • Heavy-duty 2A BEC for high-torque, single servo applications. Don’t let the specs fool you—all ESC BECs are not created equal. The Drift Spec’s 2-Amp BEC will go toe-to-toe with many other higher rated units.
  • Built-in diagnostics provides ESC temperature monitoring at any time with the quick tap on the One-Touch™ button
  • Thermal Overload Protection circuitry protects ESC from overheating
  • User-replaceable input harness, switch harness, power capacitor, and power wires
  • Built-In 6V output for optional accessory fan or other detail items such as accessory lights
  • Sensored motor is rebuildable, including replaceable rotor, end bells, bearings, and colored sleeve
  • Carries Team Novak’s commitment to excellent quality and warranty (120 days) with factory customer support and service, including Novak’s lifetime replacement program
  • ESC and Motor are designed and manufactured by Team Novak in Irvine, California using the best components from around the globe. All units are 100% tested to ensure your system works right out of the box and on the track!
ESC Specifications:
Fwd/Brk/Rev: F / B / R
Input Cells: 2S LiPo only
Size: 1.15x0.95x0.6"
Weight (w/o wires): 0.69 oz. (19.5 g)
On-Resistance: 0.0011 ohms @ 25°C trans. temp.
Motor Compatibility: 540-size: 13.5 -turn or higher sensored brushless motor. 380-size: All Novak Three-80
BEC: 6 Volts DC / 2.0 Amps
Wire Size: 14G Super-Flex Copper-Strand Silicone Wire
Batery/Motor Plugs: Tamiya style battery and gold plated bullet motor plugs factory installed.

Motor Specifications:
Motor Turn: 13.5T
Design: Sensored
Motor Size (540): 2.08x1.41” (52.8x35.8mm)
Motor Weight: 6.3 oz (180g)
Shaft Diameter: 1/8” (0.125”)
Rotor: Sintered Neodymium

This product was added to our catalog on May 24, 2012.