Novak Electronics 3403 Velociti 3.5R Racing Brushless Motor For RC Model Car
Just when you thought you had the fastest motor, a new one comes along that’s even faster. Such is the case with Novak’s Velociti 3.5R Racing Brushless Motor (#3403). The 3 1/2-turn brushless motor is the fifth and fastest motor to be released in Novak’s Velociti-series motors, superseding the wicked fast Velociti 4.5R Racing Brushless Motor (#3404). The Velociti 3.5R is not only Novak’s fastest brushless motor to date, it is one of the fastest motors on the market — brushed or brushless. The Velociti 3.5R is available for purchase separately (#3403), or as a system (#3000) factory-wired to the GTB Racing Programmable Brushless/Brush ESC.
GTB Brush/Brushless ESC
NICKEL-PLATED FOR A SILVER LINING
So what makes the Velociti 3.5R even faster than the Velociti 4.5R? For one, its low, 3 1/2 turns produces higher top speeds. Another factor is its exclusively designed Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor. This new ROAR-approved, high-performance rotor is different from the original Velociti rotor, and provides many benefits including:
Significantly increased magnetic strength
Improved, stronger motor braking power
Improved performance in higher temperature conditions
Improved motor acceleration and power
Lower current draw
Nickel-plated for a long lasting smooth clean finish
In short, the new Novak Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor is a power upgrade for Velociti-series motors. It is ideal for use with any and all applications, whether it’s for racing or bashing.
The Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor comes standard with the Velociti 3.5R Brushless Motor. It can also be purchased separately as an accessory item (#5908) for the following products: Velociti-series motors, SS13.5 (#3413), Crawler (#3418), and for SS5800 (#3400) and SS4300 (#3401) motors that have had the Velociti upgrade end bell installed. No modifications to the motor or ESC are needed. Simply remove the standard rotor and install the new rotor.
While the Velociti 3.5R Brushless Motor looks just like the Velociti 4.5R, the differences are noticeable behind the wheel. Like all Velociti-series motors, the 3.5R motor is compatible with Novak’s GTB Racing Programmable Brushless/Brush ESC. It has the same dimensions as all of the other Velociti motors, and sports the same lightweight aluminum ribbed end bells and improved solder tab system as the Velociti 4.5R.
The Velociti 3.5R comes equipped with all of the great standard Novak quality features you’ve come to expect, including an oversized front bearing for increased load handling and longer bearing life. The Novak Velociti motors are specifically designed for R/C vehicles, are sensor-based for excellent braking and low-speed driveability, have low cogging, and provide longer run-times than brushed motors. Additional features include thermal overload protection, and a virtually maintenance-free design. The Velociti 3.5R motor has not yet been submitted for ROAR approval.
Of its many features, its sensor-based design allows for most of the Velociti's important benefits, including the following:
No Cogging--Thanks to constantly knowing the rotor position, the motor provides instantaneous throttle response & smooth transitions from neutral to drive. The rotor position knowledge is attained due to the ESC & motor being continuously synchronized via the motor harness.
Smooth & Controlled Low Speed Driveability--Always knowing the rotor angle is key to smooth acceleration without delivering abrupt and uncontrolled bursts of power.
Strong/Consistent Brakes & Starting Torque--Rotor position knowledge results in consistent starts & stops, without hesitation or inconsistent lag times before acceleration or braking--this translates to consistant lap times.
Thermal Protection--Position & temperature sensors inside motor provide unparalleled thermal protection, letting you to run pack after pack without worrying about overheating the motor, ESC, or magnets.
Like all Novak brushless motors, the Velociti 3.5R is designed and manufactured in the USA. Each motor is factory hand-wound and is put through rigorous testing, including a final dyno test to ensure that each Velociti motor meets Novak’s rigid specifications. The Velociti 3.5R Brushless Motor has not yet been submitted for ROAR approval.
5.5/6.5/7.5-turn brushless motor
With over 5 years experience developing and manufacturing sensored, brushless motors, Novak is confident that the Velociti 3.5R brushless motor is capable of reaching speeds fast enough to satisfy the needs of serious racers, as well as those who just want to go fast. Novak’s other Velociti motors are available in 4.5-turns (#3404), 5.5-turns (#3405), 6.5-turns (#3406), and 7.5-turns (#3407). All are compatible with the Novak GTB Programmable Racing Brushless/Brush ESC (#1710).
To find out which motor or motor system is best suited for you, see below:
GTB/Velociti 3.5R System is ideal for customers wanting Novak's fastest brushless motor and for top-level competition touring car applications.
GTB/Velociti 4.5R System is ideal for competition touring car applications.
GTB/Velociti 5.5R System is ideal for touring car and high-traction off-road applications.
GTB/Velociti 6.5R System is ideal for off-road and low-traction applications and faster than Velociti 7.5R.
GTB/Velociti 7.5R System is ideal for off-road and low-traction applications.
VELOCITI 3.5R BRUSHLESS MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Input Voltage: 4-6 cells (1.2 volts/cell)
Magnet: Nickel-plated, Sintered, high-strength Neodymium
KV (unloaded) 10,500 RPM/Volt
Motor Size: 540 Size: 2.08” L X 1.41” D (52.8 x 35.8 mm)
Motor Weight: 6.61 oz. (187 grams)
Shaft Diameter: 0.125” (3.2 mm) [accepts all existing pinion gears]
Bearing Size: 1/2” x 3/16” (12.7x4.8mm)
VELOCITI 3.5R BRUSHLESS MOTOR FEATURES
NEW high-performance Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor (ROAR-approved!)
NEW Increased motor acceleration
NEW Increased braking power
NEW Improved performance in high-temperature conditions
Lightweight, ribbed end bells
New solder tab system uses lower-resistant connectors for more flexible soldering options
High-strength magnet for top racing performance
Oversized front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life
Factory hand-wound and dyno'd
Sensor-based for excellent braking and low-speed driveability
Lowest possible copper loss (2.0 milli-ohm phase to phase resistance)
Provides approximately 20% longer run-times compared to brushed motors
Specifically designed for R/C vehicles
Thermal Overload Protection
Developed and manufactured in the USA by Novak with over 28 years experience in product design and customer support