On Tour with the Cyclone TC
There's no doubt that the popularity of touring cars has been steadily growing. Eager to jump on the hot touring car track, Novak decided to convert their number one racing speed control, the Cyclone, into a touring car driver's dream...and hence, the Cyclone Touring Car Special Edition was born.
Loaded with all the great features of the recently updated Cyclone, the Cyclone TC is one small, but powerful speed control just raring to take on the touring car class.
Not only is the Cyclone TC fully programmable, but it also comes with three touring car-specific profiles, making it one formidable competitor. With its three factory-programmed profiles, it's like having three speed controls in one very small, light case.
Like its brother the Cyclone, the Cyclone TC's profiles are user-selectable and are easily accessed through Novak's convenient 1-Touch button. Users may choose from the following three profiles: World Cup, High Traction-Touring Car or Stock Touring Car. And of course for those wanting to create their very own profile, Novak's optional Pit Wizard (#1035) allows users to completely customize a profile to suit their preferences.
Cyclone users know that one of its many strengths is that it is a truly fully programmable speed control. While other speed controls are promoted as being programmable, more often than not, only a few of their operating parameters are changeable. However, with the Cyclone TC users are able to modify any or all of its operating parameters. With Novak's optional programming device, the Pit Wizard, the following parameters can be customized:
*Adjustable from 122 Hz to 23,400 Hz.
Once the user has perfected a profile to his liking, it can be easily stored in the Cyclone's previously hidden fourth profile, ready to be accessed at any time. Because the Cyclone TC is compatible with the Pit Wizard, users are able to store up to 10 profiles! The following chart describes the Cyclone TC's factory-programmed profiles:
The following updates that were made to the original Cyclone are also features of the Cyclone TC:
Constant Force Braking: Typically, when an R/C car slows down, the brakes aren't as effective as when the car is traveling at a higher speed. Our new Constant Force Braking feature allows drivers to have effective braking power at all vehicle speeds. Definitely a plus for staying in control.
Ultra Smooth Throttle Response: Thanks to new circuitry, throttle response is even smoother than before.
Lower On-resistance: Most drivers know that the lower the On-resistance, the faster the speed control. Well...the Cyclone's On-resistance was reduced over 13% to 0.00058, which makes this already fast ESC even faster!
Input Voltage: The input voltage is 4-7 cells.
Novak Note: To ensure the highest efficiency and best protection for your Cyclone TC with the latest performance products available on the market, the external power capacitor that is included with the Cyclone TC MUST be used. Through continued testing, we have found that the combination of the external power capacitor and the built-in capacitor reduces motor wear and increases available voltage to the motor by 0.3V.