Team Novak – Mongoose Micro Brushless System


Novak has bred a micro brushless system: the Mongoose Micro Brushless System. This system includes the Novak Mongoose Brushless/Brush ESC factory-wired to one of three Novak Three-80 Micro Pro Brushless Motors. The Three-80 Micro Pro is the first sensor-based brushless motor that is specifically designed for 1/18 and 1/16-scale cars. Because it is sensored and lightweight, it gives these micro scale cars the ability to maneuver at high speeds in extremely tight spaces, all with unsurpassed low speed and braking control. The Mongoose’s Brushless/Brush ESC and sensored brushless motor are perfectly matched to maximize performance and handle with the agility and speed of a mongoose.

Like the popular Novak Velociti brushless motors, the Three-80 Micro Pro motors feature a sensor commutation design. Knowledge of rotor position is key to smooth performance and is just as important in micro vehicles as in larger-scale vehicles. When the speed control always knows the rotor position, there is no hesitation before acceleration under load. The motor will provide excellent low-speed driveability, excellent starting torque, smooth braking and controlled bursts of power. Other motor features include a high-strength, Sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration and an oversized front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life, and a rugged 1/8″ shaft diameter. Like all Novak brushless motors, the Three-80 Micro motors are rebuildable.

The Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC is a versatile, fully featured speed control specifically developed for micro applications. In addition to its compatibility with both brushless and brush motors, it instinctively knows via its Auto-Detect Brushed Mode when a brush motor is connected. Multiple throttle profiles are included for different driving styles, including a racing brushless profile for top-level forward performance and two profiles with reverse. Additional features of the Mongoose Micro ESC are its on-board programmability, built-in 2S & 3S Li-Po Cut-off Circuitry, heavy duty 6.0V/2A BEC and a water-resistant case.

Novak’s Mongoose Micro Brushless Systems are available with one of three Novak Three-80 Micro Pro Brushless Motors:

  • Mongoose Micro Brushless System 8.5: 8.5 turns and 9,000 Kv recommended for drivers looking for the fastest Novak sensor-based Micro Brushless System. (System #3050)
  • Mongoose Micro Brushless System 10.5: 10.5 turns and 7,300 Kv recommended for racers looking for a system that offers a great balance between power and runtime. (System #3051)
  • Mongoose Micro Brushless System 13.5: 13.5 turns and 6,000 Kv recommended for users looking for power with the longest possible runtimes. (System #3052)

The Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC (#1718) and the Three-80 Micro Pro Brushless Motors 8.5-turn (#3450), 10.5-turn ( #3451) and 13.5-turn (#3452) are also available individually.



  •  Three brushless throttle profiles specifically designed for micro vehicle applications, and one reversible brushed throttle profile (features built-in Auto Detect Brush Mode)
  •  Compatible with 380-size or smaller brush motors and Novak Three-80 Series brushless motors
  •  Complete, on-board programming via Novak’s One-Touch button and 4 status LEDs.
  •  Adjustable parameters include Minimum Brake, Drag Brake, Dead Band and Minimum Drive, as well as Drive Frequency (in brush mode)
  •  Built-in 2S & 3S Li-Po Cut-off Circuitry (can be activated in any of the throttle profiles)
  •  Novak’s One-Touch Set-Upâ„¢(still the easiest)
  •  Gold-Plated PCB Direct-Solder Wiring Tabs for flexible soldering options
  •  Plug-in input harness (#5304) and user-replaceable switch harness (#5600)
  •  Lightweight 16GA Silicone Battery and Motor Wire (replaceable)
  •  Built-in Power Output for Optional 6V Accessory Fan (#5647)
  •  Water-resistant case
  •  Factory-installed heat sink
  •  Thermal Overload Protection
  •  Novak’s Radio Priority Circuitryâ„¢and Polar Drive Circuitryâ„¢
  •  Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
  •  Designed and built by Novak in Irvine, California using globally-sourced components



  •  380-size brushless motor specifically designed by Novak for 1/16th to 1/18th scale micro vehicles
  •  Sensor-based design for complete throttle control
  •  High-performance Nickel-plated Sintered Neodymium rotor for maximum motor acceleration, braking power and performance in high-temperature conditions
  •  Oversized, rugged front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life
  •  Multiple motor mount screw patterns
  •  Lightweight ribbed aluminum end bells
  •  Rebuildable design: user-replaceable rotor (#5915) and user-replaceable front end bell/bearing and rear bearing (#5916)
  •  Compatible with Novak Mod 0.6 Pinion Gears (#5200, #5201 & #5202)
  •  Thermal Overload Protection (when used with a Novak Mongoose Brushless/Brush ESC)
  •  Minimal Maintenance and No Cogging
  •  Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
  •  Designed, hand-wound and dyno-tested by Novak in Irvine, California


  •  Forward/Reverse: FWD/BRK/REV (brushless mode); FWD/BRK (brush mode)
  •  Input Voltage: 2-3 Li-Poly cells or 4-9 Ni-MH/Ni-Cd cells (1.2V/cell)
  •  On-Resistance*: 0.0038 ohms per phase (brushless/brush)
  •  Footprint: 1.15″ x 0.95″ (29 x 24.3 mm)
  •  Weight: 0.77 oz. (21.7 grams)
  •  Rated & Braking Current*: 40 amps per phase (brushless/brush)
  •  Power Wires: 16-gauge
  •  BEC: 6.0 volt / 2.0 amps
  •  Motor Limit: any Novak Micro (brushless); any 380-size (brushed)
  •  Battery Plug: none
  •  Motor Plug: 2 mm connectors
  •  Voltage Cut-Off: 6.25 volts (2S), 9.375 (3S) [when Li-Poly Cut-Off Circuitry is enabled]


  •  Turns: 8.5 (#3450), 10.5 (#3451), 13.5 (#3452)
  •  Design: Sensor-based
  •  Input Voltage: 2-3 cell Li-Po or 4-9 cells Ni-MH/Ni-Cd(1.2 volts/cell)
  •  Watts: 210 (#3450), 165 (#3451), 125 (#3452)
  •  Kv (unloaded): 9,000 (#3450), 7,300 (#3451), 6,000 (#3452)
  •  Motor Size: 380 size: 1.02″ D x 1.48″ L (26 D x 37.7 L mm)
  •  Motor Weight with wires: 2.54 oz. (72 grams)
  •  Shaft Diameter: 1/8″ [accepts all existing pinion gears]
  •  Bearing Size: Oversized (1/2″ x 3/16″) Front; Standard Rear (7mm x 3mm)
  •  Protection: Thermal
  •  Magnet: Sintered Nickel-plated Neodymium (one-piece, multi-pole cylindrical)

Source : Team Novak

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