Ballistic Crawler Brushless Motors

(#3614, #3618, #3619)

Ballistic Meets Crawler

Novak's next-generation Ballistic motors have entered the crawling field. The high-performance Ballistic Crawler Brushless Motors – 13.5T (#3614), 18.5T (#3618), and 21.5T (#3619) are 3 of the most sought after brushless crawling motors on the market. Because of their extreme versatility, the Ballistic Crawler Motors can tackle all crawling conditions with a simple stator switch. Because the crawler-specific hardware is located outside of the hand-wound stators, drivers can replace the stators at any time to properly combat any type of terrain or course.

High-End Crawling Motor
And like all Novak Ballistic motors, the Ballistic Crawlers contain heavy-duty solder tabs and a removable nine-inch shielded sensor harness. And by taking advantage of the Ballistics' interchangeable wound stator construction, crawlers can simply replace the stator for any available stator between 13.5 and 21.5 turns. The motors are also equipped with a custom-silicone gasket seal to keep dirt and debris from damaging the motors' sensor plug. The Ballistic Crawler motors also include a Crawling Sintered Tuning Rotor - 14mm (#5950). The rotor's large diameter and exclusive magnetic material provide the motors with more torque and stronger braking. It also increases natural drag braking and improves the motors' initial throttle response, providing more control on steep climbs and downhill descents.

The Novak Standard
Like all Novak brushless motors, the Ballistic Brushless Motors are designed, tested and built at the Novak facility in Lake Forest, Calif. Each motor stator is hand-wound for maximum copper fill, and each motor is individually tested for consistency. The motors are also tuned to the same factory timing, run under a simulated load, and visually inspected, packaged and weighed to ensure the best product is sent to customers.

Completely Rebuildable Design

Novak's Ballistic Crawling motors are completely rebuildable. At the track, service and repairs are a snap, allowing you to get back to turning laps right away. Replaceable sensor harness, replaceable and tuning rotors, replaceable sensor board, replaceable stator, replaceable end bells and bearings- you name it. If the motor has it, you can pick up the spare part and be back in action in no time!

Novak Built
Novak takes pride in its manufacturing facility in Lake Forest, California and also with its use of high-quality components and assembly and testing processes. Each Novak Ballistic Crawler Brushless Motor is built and tested in the Novak factory to Novak’s exacting standards.


Novak's high-quality Crawling Sintered Tuning Rotor is 14mm diameter for maximum torque and strong brakes.

Timbuk2 / Ballistic Crawling Brushless System – 18.5T (#3225) TIMBUK2 COMBOS
The Ballistic Crawler motor is available in two combos with the Ballistic 13.5T (#3233 & #3224-Wraith Edition), and one combo with the 18.5T (#3225) motor.

The Ballistic Crawling motor is available in a combo item with the Crusher ESC with an 18.5T (#3258) or 21.5T (#3259) sensored brushless motor.

#5860 speed lube

  Novak Ballistic Crawling motors are treated with Novak's bearing oil for maximum life and performance.


Speed Control Compatibility
The Ballistic Crawler motors are also compatible with the following speed controls:

  • Crusher 2S-4S (#1834)
  • Timbuk 2 (#1832)
Sensor-based for excellent braking and low-speed driveability
Oversized front motor bearing [1/2” x 3/16” (12.7 x 4.8mm)] for increased load handling and bearing life
100% Rebuildable design with removable shielded sensor harness, rotor, sensor assembly, wound stator, bearing cap, hardware, sleeve and both end bells
Adjustable motor timing to allow fine-tuning of motor feel and power band
Removable shielded sensor harness plugs into a silicone-sealed gasket to keep dirt and debris from damaging the motor’s sensor plug, and keeps your sensor harness secure
Nickel-plated Crawling Sintered Tuning Rotor -- 14mm (#5950) with 0.125" pinion shaft that accepts all existing pinion gears included with Ballistic Crawler motors
Meets RoHS compliance.
Designed, hand-wound, assembled, and tested by Team Novak in Lake Forest, California. All brushless motors are 100% tested to ensure your product works right out of the box and on the track!


Motor Turn 13.5T 18.5T 21.5T
Part Number #3614 #3618 #3619
Motor Size (540) 2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm) 2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm) 2.07" x 1.41" (52.6 x 35.8mm)
Motor Weight 6.6 oz. (187g) 6.6 oz. (187g) 6.6 oz. (187g)
Shaft Diameter 0.125" 0.125" 0.125"
Kv (Unloaded) 2,000 RPM/volt 1,650 RPM/volt 1,350 RPM/volt
Watts 195 119 85
Magnetic Material Sintered Neodymium Sintered Neodymium Sintered Neodymium
Design Sensored Sensored Sensored
Replacement / Optional Parts
icon checkmark #5351-#5354 Brushless Shielded Sensor Harness – 4" 6", 9" & 12" (replacement/optional)
icon checkmark#5860 Novak Speed Lube (recommended)
icon checkmark #5936 Ceramic Ball Bearing ABEC-5 (3/16"I.D. x 1/2"O.D. x 0.1960"W) (optional)
icon checkmark #5940 Ballistic Front End Bell and Bearings – 1/8" (replacement)
icon checkmark #5941 Ballistic Sintered Rotor – 12.3mm (optional) (for increased RPM)
icon checkmark #5950 Crawling Sintered Tuning Rotor - 14mm (replacement)
icon checkmark #S5420-#S5424 Brushless Motor Sleeves (replacement/optional)
icon checkmark #S5932 Ballistic Motor Hardware Kit (replacement)
icon checkmark #S5943 Ballistic Bearing Cap/Replacement Rear Bearing (replacement)
icon checkmark #S5944 Ballistic Back End Bell (replacement)
icon checkmark #S5945 Ballistic Crawler Sensor Assembly (replacement)
icon checkmark #S5946 Ballistic Ceramic Ball Bearing and Bearing Cap (optional)