1/8-SCALE BRUSHLESS CONVERSION KITS



The Novak Conversion Kits are specifically designed for Novak's HV-Series, 550-size brushless motors:

HV Pro Brushless System with 5mm Rotor
(#3024 - #3027)


HV4.5-7.5 High-Voltage Brushless Motors with 5mm Shafts
(#3524, #3525, #3526 &
#3527)

and the original HV4400

CLEAN UP AND GO BRUSHLESS

Plan an intervention with your 1/8-scale nitro vehicle, and admit it into electric rehab. Novak has the ideal program to convert your 1/8-scale nitro off-road vehicle into an efficient brushless electric machine by offering ten, inclusive Brushless Conversion Kits (#5010 - #5019). With some basic assembly, a 1/8-scale nitro car can be converted into a leaner, cleaner, less noisy brushless car with faster acceleration and speeds comparable to nitro. The Novak Brushless Conversion Kits were designed specifically for Novak’s 550-size, HV-Series brushless motors and include all of the necessary conversion components. So clean up, and reinvent your car as brushless!

WHY CONVERT YOUR NITRO TO BRUSHLESS?

1/8-scale buggies are built strong, handle well and are fun to race. With the increased popularity of brushless, R/C enthusiasts can experience a new way to drive and race while enjoying the many benefits of brushless.

  • Better Performance. Novak sensored-brushless motors provide extraordinary throttle response and controllability, and better acceleration and low-end feel. This translates to better control on bumpy courses and makes clearing jumps easier. Brushless motors also operate consistently in varying weather conditions, so you don’t have to be a tuning expert.
  • Lower Center of Gravity. Electric conversion provides a lower center of gravity for more agile and nimble handling. The weight of a converted vehicle is comparable to a nitro setup.
  • Less Maintenance. Brushless systems are virtually maintenance-free. No engines to tune or rebuild and no spilled nitro fuel to clean up, so more time can be spent racing or bashing.
  • Cleaner Environment. Brushless motors are far cleaner to run than nitro-powered vehicles and are healthier for indoor racing.
  • Quieter. Brushless-powered cars are quieter than nitro-powered vehicles and will allow 1/8-scale buggies to run where noise restrictions are imposed.
  • Plug and Play. With a brushless-powered system, just turn on the switch and go. No engines to start, tune or warm up.

TEN CONVERSION KITS AVAILABLE

Ten conversion kits are available for many popular 1/8-scale off-road nitro vehicles:

Novak Conversion Kits
Kit Compatibilty
Download Vehicle Specific Sheet
Pinion Gear Recommendations
Two 2S Li-Po Packs
Team Associated RC-8 Buggy
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
11T
HV6.5
13T
HV7.5
15T
CEN Matrix C-1 Buggy
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
Not Recommended
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
13T
Hot Bodies Lightning2 Evo Pro Buggy
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
Kyosho Inferno 777, 777 SP-1, SP-2 and SP-2WC Buggies
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
Mugen MBX5 and MBX5R Buggies
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
OFNA 9.5 Series Buggies (ViolatorTM, RavengerTM and Jammin X1TM) and the OFNA Ultra Series Buggies (MBXTM, CompTM and LX1TM)
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
OFNA Hyper 8 and Hyper 8.5 Buggies
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
OFNA Hyper 7 Buggies
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
XRAY XB8 TQ and XB8 EC Buggies
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
Losi 8ight Buggy
Motor*
Mod 1 Pinion Gear
HV5.5
10T
HV6.5
11T
HV7.5
12T
*HV4.5 motors are for speed runs only. Use the largest pinion gear available.

MOTOR PLATE COMPATIBILITY

If you don't see your vehicle kit listed above, click here to download Novak's motor plate templates to see which conversion kit will best fit your 1/8-scale vehicle.

Once downloaded, print out the motor plate template and use scissors to cut it out. The template is actual size, so if the motor holes/slots line up to your chassis, that's the motor plate to use to convert your 1/8-scale buggy.

If necessary, download each template until a compatible motor plate is found.


INCLUDED ITEMS

Novak Brushless Conversion Kits contain all of the necessary parts to completely convert a 1/8-scale nitro off-road vehicle into an energy-efficient brushless buggy.

  • Motor heat sink (a) and buggy-specific heat sink adaptor plate (b), specifically designed for Novak’s 550-size, HV-Series of brushless motors. Motor assembly installs directly to chassis with a four-bolt mounting system for stability, optimal heat sinking and lower center of gravity.
  • Two battery boxes (c) and adjustable straps (d) for holding an assortment of Li-Po or Ni-MH batteries
    Inside battery box dimensions: 140mm (5.51 in) long x 46mm (1.81 in) wide x 31mm (1.22 in) high
    A higher battery can be used if you use longer screws for the battery strap.

    Outside battery box dimensions: 145mm (5.71 in) long x 50mm (1.97 in) wide x 28mm (1.10 in) high
  • Motor cooling fan (e) that bolts directly to motor heat sink
  • Y-Harness (f) to connect the motor and ESC fans into the HV Brushless ESC
  • Antenna mount
  • Hardware kit
  • Complete instructions

Brushless vehicles are a popular segment in the racing industry, so don’t get left behind in the nitro fumes, and join the brushless revolution!

To upgrade your HV with a thicker, more rugged output shaft, click here for more information on Novak's Brushless Motor 5mm Upgrade Kit.

GEAR COMPATIBILITY

To mesh with its Brushless Motor Conversion Kits, Novak is offering Mod 1 Steel Pinion Gears. These heavy-duty gears are required when converting 1/8-scale Nitro off-road vehicles for brushless electric use and fit seamlessly with Mod 1 spur gears found on 1/8-scale Nitro vehicles. Designed to maximize concentricity, these hardened gears can be used in any application and with any motor that has a 5mm output shaft, including Novak’s HV High-Voltage Brushless Motors that have been updated with a 5mm shaft. Also available is the HV Brushless Motor 5mm Upgrade Kit (#5924) to convert older HV motors with a 1/8" shaft.

RC-8™ is a registered trademark of Associated®. Matrix™ is a registered trademark of CEN Racing®. Lightning™ is a registered trademark of Hot Bodies®. Inferno 777™ series is a registered trademark of Kyosho ®. MBX5™ and MBX5R™ are registered trademarks of Mugen®. Violator™, Raveger™, Jammin™, Ultra-Series™, Hyper 8, and Hyper 7™ are registered trademarks of OFNA®. XB8™ is a registered trademark of X-Ray®.