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Havoc 3S/Ballistic 8.5 Brushless System installed in Associated’s® SC10™.

When Novak couples a high-caliber speed control with a fast brushless motor, you get one affordable high-speed system, also known as the Traxxas®-compatible Havoc 3S/Ballistic 8.5 (5,000 Kv) Brushless System (#3083). The Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC has the ability to run on either two or three-cell Li-Po batteries, which the speed control automatically detects through Novak’s auto-detect Li-Po software. This feature allows users to run a wider range of batteries and – for the speed-hungry racers – bestows the Havoc 3S with its remarkably speedy reputation. The energetic Ballistic 8.5 Brushless Motor also contains many new features, such as an easy-to-adjust timing assembly that alters the RPM range and a completely rebuildable design. In fact, nine brushless motor pieces can be replaced, such as the Timing/Sensor Assembly (#S5942) and the Brushless Hand-Wound Stator (#S6608), which creates dozens of motor wind options

This product is equipped with Traxxas® compatible battery connector, able to handle a high-current, and ready for easy installation. In other words, no soldering! The Havoc 3S also includes gold-plated bullet motor plugs, which eliminate tricky wiring and allow the system to remove easily from the vehicle without soldering. .

But the innovations don’t end there. The Ballistic 8.5 also boasts a removable 9" shielded sensor harness. The motor is also outfitted with a custom-silicone gasket seal to keep dirt and debris from damaging the motor’s sensor plug, and high-efficiency, heavy-duty, low-loss solder tabs that are strong enough to endure repeated soldering and tough crashes. The Ballistic motor is also equipped with a 12.3mm nickel-plated sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration, braking power and performance in high-temperature conditions, and Thermal Overload technology to prevent motor damage from overly high temperatures.The Ballistic 8.5 is completely rebuildable.
For those interested in fine tuning, the Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC offers a simple interface, making the system completely programmable with vast customization opportunities. One parameter, in particular, is Novak’s Throttle Curve that gives drivers the ability to experiment with two throttle responses – Linear and Expo – to switch between a direct-throttle response to a smoother, more controlled low-end power delivery. In addition, the Havoc’s Brake Frequency adjustment contains seven degrees of adjustability from a smooth and controllable brake to a more abrupt and grabbier feel. Moreover, Novak has also built into the ESC a Li-Po Cut-Off Circuitry feature, which prevents the batteries from going below the critical safety voltage level. For further racing opportunities, Novak installed a Reverse Disable feature to turn the Havoc 3S into a forward-only
brushless system for club-level racing.

Havoc 3S/Ballistic 8.5 Brushless System comes with Novak's Clear Cooling Fan (#5648).

Additionally, the Havoc 3S/Ballistic 8.5 Brushless System’s small footprint and low cost make it a perfect complement to1/10-scale off-road and on-road vehicles, such as theTraxxas® Slash™, HPI’s® E-Firestorm™ and  Associated’s® SC10 2WD Race Truck Kit™. The Havoc 3S also contains one of the strongest BECs for sport applications, comes with a Clear Cooling Fan (#5648) and includes nine adjustable parameters to fine-tune brake and throttle response.

For features and specifications on the Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC, click here. And for features and specifications on the Ballistic 8.5 Brushless Motor, click here.

#5315 or #5320 User-replaceable Input Harness (replacement)
#5351-#5353 Brushless Shielded Sensor Harnesses – 4”, 6” & 9”  (replacement/optional)
#5416-#5418 Brushless Motor Cooling Kit (optional)
#5463 3-Amp High-Voltage Universal BEC (recommended for 3S operation)
#5508 14G Brushless Motor & Battery Wire Set (replacement)
#5600 Switch Harness (replacement)
#5648/#5652 Clear Cooling Fan 30x30x6mm (replacement)
#5686 Power Trans-Cap Module- 3S (replacement)
#5731 3.5mm Low-Loss Power Connector – 5 pairs (optional)
#5909 Sintered Tuning Rotor-13mm (optional)
#5940 Ballistic Front End Bell and Bearings – 1/8” (replacement)
#5941 Ballistic Sintered Rotor -- 12.3mm (replacement)
#S5420-#S5424 Brushless Motor Sleeves (replacement/optional)
#S5932 Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit (replacement)
#S5942 Ballistic Timing/Sensor Assembly (replacement)
#S5943 & #S5946 Ballistic Bearing Cap with Replacement Rear Bearing (replacement)
#S5944 Ballistic Back End Bell (replacement)
#S6608 Ballistic Hand-Wound Stator - 8.5 (replacement)

Slash™ is a registered trademark of Traxxas®.  E-Firestorm™ is a registered trademark of HPI Racing®. SC10 2WD Race Truck Kit™ is a registered trademark of Associated®.