GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Traxxas® 4WD Brushless Combo – 4.5T / 5000 Kv

A 32-Pitch Gear is included with each GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 SC BL System at no charge!

The combo includes a Traxxas®
mountaing plate!

Affordable Traxxas Short Course Combo!

The GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Short Course System installed in the Traxxas® Slash™ 4x4

Novak's GTB 2 Sportsman Racing Brushless ESC (#1709) has proven to be the ideal balance between functionality and affordability among Sportsman level controllers. The Ballistic 550 Brushless Motor – 4.5T (#3504) has also established popularity as a fast, high torque motor, perfect for short course racing. Team Novak is proud to offer an all new system specifically developed for the Traxxas® Slash™ 4WD and Stampede™ 4WD with an economical price. The GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Traxxas® 4WD Combo – 4.5T (#3098) is sure to please any driver looking for cutting edge design for their Traxxas® vehicle without breaking the bank!


The GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Traxxas® 4WD Brushless Combo includes two of Novak's premiere products . The GTB 2 has a user-friendly One-Touch Programming Interface. This recently released Novak ESC has multiple adjustable parameters, and is sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed drivability. Team Novak's Ballistic 550 Sensored Brushless Motor (#3504) delivers the highest performance in short course and 4WD racing.

The Ballistic 550s are powerful because of their extra long stator and rotor magnet. In fact, the stator and rotor magnet are twice the length of 540-sized motors, giving them twice the torque of an equivalent 540 motor. These 550 motors are not only the longest and best performing in the industry, but also serve as the standard for 4WD short course trucks. For racers looking for more motor power than they could ever want, the Novak Ballistic 550 motor is the best choice on the market.

The newest system to include Novak's Ballistic 550 motors offers an inexpensive short course option for Traxxas® applications. This combo is particularly ideal for the Slash 4x4™. Why upgrade to a Novak Brushless System? Not all Brushless is created equal! Novak has been manufacturing quality products for over thirty years, and the products are proof of that. The GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 System is sensored and delivers unmatched performance and unparalleled power output.

Using the included Traxxas® stock gear and batteries, this combo can provide a 20-40% speed and power increase, and all with easy, "Plug and Play" installation. This system will help Traxxas® vehicles run at their full potential! It is compatible with all popular Traxxas® 4WD applications such as the Slash™ and Stampede™.

The system comes with a Traxxas®-compatible battery connector and bullet plugs to make installing your new system in Traxxas® set-ups a breeze. It also includes a Traxxas® mounting plate and 32-Pitch gear at no extra charge. Drivers owning other brands and trucks such as the Jammin© SCRT 10™, OFNA© SCRT™, Associated© SC10 4x4™, or many other popular 4x4 Short Course Trucks will also enjoy this system for its ideal compatibility and feature-packed design. Upgrade to Novak Brushless power straight out of the box!


GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 BL System

Velineon™ BL System
System Weight 364.8g 378.5g
Warranty 120 Days 30 Days
Manufactured California Taiwan
Vehicle Compatibility
Traxxas Slash 4WD
Traxxas Stampede 4WD
Speed Control Comparision
Size 29.5 x 37.3 x 24.6 mm 39 x 55 x 33 mm
On-Resistance 0.0004 ohms 0.00075 ohms
BEC 6.0V / 3.0A 6.0V / 2.5A
Profiles Custom-9 adjustments Fixed-3 Profiles
Battery Plug Installed Traxxas Traxxas
Motor Plug Installed Bullet Bullet
Voltage Cut-Off


One-Touch Set-Up
Water Protection


Thermal Protection
Locked Rotor Protection
On-Board Temp. Diagnostics  
On-Board Sensor Test  
Auxilliary Fan Port
Motor Compatibility
Design Sensored Sensorless
Size 550 540
Kv (RPM/Volt) 5000 Kv 3500 kV
Rotor Sintered Neodymium Sintered Neodymium
Adjustable Timing  
Replaceable Bearings  
Replaceable Wound Stator  
Replaceable Rotor

*GTB 2 and One-Touch Set-Up are trademarks of Novak Electronics, Inc. Traxxas and Velineon are a registered trademark of Traxxas.

GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Traxxas® 4WD Brushless Combo – 4.5T FEATURES
Multiple adjustable parameters via on-board programming: Minimum Brake (0-30%), Drag Brake (0-30%), Minimum Drive (0-15%), Dead Band (2-8%), Throttle Curve (Linear/Expo), Brake Curve (Linear/Expo), Brake Frequency (1.67-13.7 KHz), Brake End Point (10-100%), Drive Frequency (16-7 KHz), Reverse, Motor Rotation, Voltage Cut-Off
Built-in diagnostic temperature monitoring that lets you quickly check the ESC's operating temperature at any time
On-board Hall Sensor Test to easily and quickly verify that the motor's sensors are working properly
NovaBrakes™ provide instantaneous braking
Sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
User friendly One-Touch programming interface with five colored status LEDs to help personalize the speed control's settings
Robust 3-amp BEC for strong and fast steering response under any condition
Water-resistant case with silicone-gasket seal
Cross-cut ESC heat sink for reduced weight and efficient cooling
Sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
Oversized front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life
Rebuildable motor design with removable shielded sensor harness, sensor assembly, wound stator, hardware, insulation, bearing cap, bearings and both end bells
Nickel-plated, sintered Neodymium rotor with a 5mm pinion shaft that accepts all existing pinion gears
Adjustable timing to help retain previous user settings
Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
Designed, hand wound and dyno tested by Novak in Irvine, Calif., using globally sourced components
GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Traxxas® 4WD Brushless Combo – 4.5T SPECS
Fwd/Brk/Rev: F / B / R
Input Cells: 1-2S LiPo/LiFe or 4-7 NiMH
ESC Footprint: 1.16" x 1.47" x 0.97" (29.5 x 37.3 x 24.6 mm)
ESC Footprint (Low Profile HS): 1.16” x 1.47” x 0.70" (29.5 x 37.3 x 17.8 mm)
Weight (w/o wires)(oz/g): 1.29 oz. (36.6 g)
On-Resistance: 0.00040 ohms @ 25°C trans. temp.
Motor Limit: 550-Size: 4.5T
BEC: 6.0 volts DC / 3.0 amps
Power Wire Size: 14G Super-Flex Copper-Strand Silicone Wire
Status LEDs: 5
Battery Plug: Traxxas (installed)
Motor Plug: Bullet (installed)
Motor Turn
Kv (Unloaded)
5,000 RPM/VOLT
Shaft Diameter
Motor Size
2.84" x 1.41" (72.1 x 35.8mm)
Motor Weight
10.1oz. (286.3g)
#5090 Traxxas® Slash 4X4™ ESC Mounting Plate (optional)
#5100-#5114 & #5120-#5123 5mm Mod 1 Hardened Steel Pinion Gears (optional)
#5152-#5127 & #5160-#5161 5mm 32-Pitch Steel Pinion Gears (optional)
#5304 or #5309 Plug-In Input Signal Harness (Mini-JST) (optional/replacement)
#5331 ESC 14GA Battery Harness with Traxxas Plug (optional)
#5332 Brushless Motor Connector Wire Set -- 14GA (optional)
#5351-#5353 Brushless Shielded Sensor Harnesses (optional)
#5412 550-Sized Brushless Motor Heat Sink (optional)
#5508 14G Brushless Motor & Battery Wire Set (replacement)
#5512 12G Silicone Power Wire Set: 3 feet Black, Red, and Blue (optional)
#5602 Remote Power Programming Switch (replacement)
#5649 or #5653 Black Cooling Fans 25x25x10mm—2mm Mini Plug (replacement)
#5678 Lightweight Power Trans-Cap Module - 2S Li-Po (replacement)
#5731 or #5741 Low-Loss Power Connector - 5 pairs (optional)
#5831-#5833 Lead-Free Silver Solder (optional)
#5850/#5851 Heat Shrink Tubing (optional)
#5947 Ballistic 550 Front End Bell and Bearing – 5mm (replacement)
#5948 Ballistic 550 Rotor – 12.3mm (replacement)
#5949 Ballistic 550 Tuning Rotor – 14mm (optional)
#S5425 Brushless 550 Motor Sleeve (replacement)
#S5903 Ballistic Motor Insulator Pack (replacement)
#S5933 Ballistic 550 Motor Hardware Kit (replacement)
#S5942 Ballistic Timing/Sensor Assembly (replacement)
#S5943 Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Steel Rear Bearing (replacement)
#S5944 Ballistic Back End Bell Replacement (replacement)
#S6504-#S6507 Ballistic 550 Wound Stators (replacement/optional)


Front End Bell and Bearings -- 1/8" (#5940) Front End Bell and Bearings -- 1/8" (#5940) Sintered Rotor--12.3mm (#5941)Ballistic Timing/Sensor AssemblyBallistic Timing/Sensor Assembly Brushless Motor Sleeves Brushless Motor Sleeves Ballistic Hand-Wound Stator Ballistic Back End Bell Ballistic Back End Bell Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Rear Bearing Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Rear Bearing Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit