The sport of Rock Crawling has become a major part of the R/C world, and Team Novak is proud to introduce their smallest rock crawling brushless ESC to the crawler line up, the Timbuk2 Crawler Brushless ESC.
The Timbuk2 is designed to work with Novak's Rock Crawling Ballistic and older-style Super Sport Crawling Motors. Basic operation of the ESC remains similar to its predecessors the Goat 2S and Goat 3S, but Novak has taken the advice of the rock crawlers and completely updated the braking adjustability and other features of the Timbuk2. New adjustments in the brakes means even more control and response from your crawler.
Taking the Mystery out of Adjustability
A feature that is central to the Timbuk2 is the complete on-board programming. No extra devices, plugs or cards are needed to maximize the features of this ESC. The Timbuk2's easy-to-use button and LEDs will guide drivers to their desired setting and allow them to make changes ON THE ROCKS! But have no fear, if adjusting and tuning is not your game, the setup out of the box works extremely well. You can tune anything from the strength of the brakes, to how smooth the throttle response is, and even the rotation of the motor. With dozens of combinations, the Timbuk2 has what you've been searching for in a Brushless Rock Crawling ESC.
In addition its compact and lightweight design, the Timbuk2 uses advanced MOSFETS that are incredibly powerful, yet small in size. This has allowed Novak to create a powerful ESC that boasts tons of power. Another sophisticated feature is the Novak-developed Rock Boost™. When the Timbuk2 reaches full speed for a fixed amount of time, Rock Boost engages and electronic timing advance is applied to the motor. This allows you to have ultra-fine low speed control, unstoppable torque, along with the top speed and higher RPMs of much faster motors. No need to use pricey 3S LiPo batteries for the speed you need.
The Timbuk2 also features completely updated braking adjustability with three distinct types of drag brakes. In addition to standard Hill/Drag brakes, and No Drag Brakes, the third braking style available is Novak's exclusive Rock Crawling Hill/Hold Brakes for use with heavy rigs and serious rock crawling. This braking method applies stopping power to the motor to hold the rig in place.
3 Crawling Systems Available
The Timbuk2 is available on its own to use with your current Novak Rock Crawling Sensor-Based Brushless motor, or as a system, paired with a Ballistic Crawler Motor. Novak Ballistic Crawling motors are completely rebuildable, use a 14mm diameter rotor, and feature a special sensor to communicate with the Timbuk2 ESC. Three cost-saving systems are available:
- Timbuk2 / Ballistic Crawling Brushless System – 13.5T (#3223) - Includes Novak's Ballistic 13.5T Crawler sensored brushless motor for a bit more speed on the trail.
- Timbuk2 Wraith Edition / Ballistic Crawler 13.5T & BEC Combo (#3224)- Includes Novak's Ballistic 13.5T Crawler sensored brushless motor and an external BEC module. ESC is loaded with Wraith-specific firmware for use in vehicles with a reverse-rotation drive train that retains the Rock Boost feature.
- Timbuk2 / Ballistic Crawling Brushless System – 18.5T (#3225)- Includes Novak's Ballistic 18.5T Crawler sensored brushless motor for ultimate control.
Novak takes pride in its facility in Lake Forest, California and also with its use of high-quality components and assembly and testing processes. Each Novak Timbuk2 Crawler Brushless ESC is built and tested in the Novak factory to Novak’s exacting standards.