THE DAWN OF A NEW SENTRY

Attention drivers! Novak has a product that gives you an in depth, close-up lookinto how your car is performing. Simply plug it in, and the Data Logger– Pro (#2010) will measure and record information from several ­­tiny sensors placed in your R/C car. The Sentry stores the collected data to be later reviewed on your personal computer. The Sentry’s small size and weight allow it to fit easily inside any R/C car. The Data Logger also operates on very low voltage, so R/C cars can drive like it’s not even there!

The Sentry is ideal for brushless, brushed and gas-powered motors. It includes sensors that record the temperature in three places, throttle/steering, voltage and RPM in an R/C car. Plus, the unit includes four Digital Sensors and Expander Board. Each digital temperature sensor is equipped with its own unique address to measure the temperature in multiple areas of a vehicle. A Current Sensor is also included; it measures the current drawn from the battery to the motor. Each sensor is extremely accurate and will give users precise measurements on how their car is performing. In addition to the detachable sensors, the Sentry is equipped with a built-in XY Accelerometer. The Accelerometer measures the G-forces applied to an R/C car, which helps determine the steering setup, suspension, throttle smoothness and severity of a crash.

OFF TO THE RACES
All of the information that the Data Recorder collects can be easily transferred to your PC via a USB connection. Simply plug the Sentry into a PC using the supplied USB cable and the information will download with a few clicks of the mouse.

Once downloaded, the Sentry Data Logger presents all of the information gathered in a graph and spread-sheet format where users can easily click between formats to show different views of their car’s data. The spread sheet is organized in columns that display the data recorded by the sensors. The graph is organized as a line graph with the statistics represented by different colors. Users can customize both the spread sheet and graph formats by checking the boxes at the bottom of the screen to activate or deactivate particular lines of data.

Sentry Screen Shots

In addition to reviewing the data received in a chart or spread sheet, the Sentry Data Logger also has the ability to play back a stored run. By simply clicking the Play Back tab, users can watch their previous runs and easily detect any problems in their car’s performance. This feature is viewed in a gauged format that presents all of the information as gauges, similar to the dashboard of standard cars. The gauges can be activated and disabled depending on the user’s preference. Drivers can also store multiple data logs and compare it with other setups to find which one works best with their car.

In addition to play back, the Sentry works in Real Time. It can be hooked up to an R/C car at a users’ work station where they have the ability to test everything from investigating different motor profile settings to working out any bugs in the car without leaving the house.

The saved logs can also be organized in a summary format that displays the averages of the data, and the minimum and maximum of the sensor readings. The summary page can also be customized like the spread sheet, chart and gauge formats. Drivers can also document their comments about each run and different car setups in the notes section of the Sentry Data Logger.

Sentry Data Logger Pro Sensors

Current Sensor
#5360 Current Sensor
This sensor is used to measure the current drawn from the battery to the motor. This sensor shows how much power the motor is using.
Temperture sensors
#5361 Digital Temperature Sensors with Expander
These sensors are used to measure up to four additional temperature locations. Each digital temperature sensor is equipped with a unique address.
#5362 Battery Voltage Sensor
It is used to measure the voltage in battery packs.
#5363 Dual Digital Temperature Sensors
These sensors measure two different temperatures in a vehicle at the same time. 
#5364 Analog Temperature
Sensor Loop

It is used to measure high temperature objects such as motors or gas engines.
#5365 Brushless RPM Sensor
This sensor is used with sensored brushless motors to measure RPM readings directly from the motor.
#5366 RPM Sensor-Nitro, Brush
It can be used to measure RPM using a magnet. 
#5315 Input Harness Sensor
It is used to keep track of the input by the throttle or servo connection.

SENTRY DATA LOGGER -- PRO FEATURES
Novak developed data logger specifically designed for R/C vehicles to provide exact measurements of car’s performance
Includes built-in, Novak exclusive XY Accelerometer that measures G-Force, and additional sensors to gauge and store temperature, throttle/steering, voltage and RPM. Includes an expander temperature adapter with 4 additional digital temperature sensors (#5361) and a current sensor (#5360).
Records 16 six min. runs at max resolution
Enduro Mode records continuous data, pack after pack, for 1.82 hours

Includes two different RPM sensors—one specifically for brushless motors and one for sensorless brushless motors, brush motors, and nitro engines.

Real-Time Feature allows drivers to receive data instantaneously at their work station

Data can be viewed in a graph or spread-sheet format

Data can be played back on high-resolution gauge format

Summary section provides a summation of a car’s performance

Notes section allows drivers the ability to document each run time

Ability to have multiple R/C car setups at once

Ability to daisy chain up to 6 digital sensors

Designed to operate on very low voltage and does not require an external battery pack

Allows for the ability to compare car setups and electronics

Multifunctional switch to start, stop and erase data
All data downloadable via USB cable (included)
Software included
Meets RoHS compliance
Exclusively developed by Novak with 120-Day Warranty
SENTRY DATA LOGGER -- PRO SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 0.28 oz (8.0 g)
Footprint: 1.22 x 1.0 in (31.0 x 25.4 mm)
Input Voltage: 2- 6 volts
Compatible Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP™and Windows Vista™
Digital Temperature sensor: up to 140 degrees C
Thermistor Temperature sensor: up to 150 degrees C
Current sensor: up to 100 amps
Accelerometer: up to +/- 5 G in X and Y directions
Voltage sensor: up to 9 volts
RPM sensor: 500 to 99,999 RPM
Throttle sensor: 500 to 4,000 micro seconds

Product specifications and features are subject to change.