Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 SC System, X Drive:4.5



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Novak’s 550-sized motors are a powerful complement to the sophisticated Havoc Pro SC. The Ballistic 550s are so dominant because of their extra long stator and rotor magnet. In fact, the stator and rotor magnet are twice the length of 540-sized motors, giving them twice the torque of an equivalent 540 motor. Additionally, these larger-sized motors run cooler and more efficiently than their 540 counterparts. And like the Ballistic name implies, these motors are completely rebuildable and feature interchangeable wound stator construction.

To power the already popular Ballistic 550 Brushless Motors, Novak presents the Havoc Pro SC Brushless ESC. It is specifically designed to meet the rigors of short course racing. In fact, it includes everything any short course enthusiast could ever want in a speed control. It boasts electronic timing, on-board programming with 14 adjustable parameters, an improved braking system, and it comes factory wired to the most powerful short course motor available.

The Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 Short Course System is compatible with most 2WD and 4WD short course trucks, including OFNA’s Hyper 10 SC Pro 4x4 Kit and OFNA’s Jammin’ SCRT 10 4X4 Kit. The system also includes a rugged 5mm pinion gear to promote plug ’n’ play action.

Novak has piled on numerous features to the Havoc Pro SC. From its smaller case and cross-cut heat sink to its completely redesigned software, you won’t even recognize it! Among the Havoc Pro SC’s many features is its Dynamic Timing Advance™. This electronic motor-timing feature has eight adjustable timing settings and increases the motor RPM dynamically throughout the throttle band. The additional RPM, in turn, results in higher speeds and improved speed control performance. Moreover, Novak added a timing indicator LED, which will illuminate white whenever timing is activated. This feature will help aid club racing events that run timing and non-timing events. To combat overheating while timing advance is activated, Novak has upgraded its Thermal Overload Protection™ feature. If the ESC starts to overheat, the speed control will turn off the timing advance. If ESC’s temperature continues to rise, a second thermal-protection feature will engage. This feature drops the speed control’s power to 25 percent, so drivers can safely maneuver their vehicle off of the track. On top of that, Novak is introducing a temperature indicator that alerts racers of their ESC’s temperature after each run. This indicator is so accurate that many racers use it in place of a temperature gun. A quick tap on the One Touch™ button at the end of a run will display the speed control’s temperature via a blinking LED.

Another feature that originated with Novak’s design team is the patent-pending NovaBrakes™. This revolutionary braking system provides instantaneous braking under any timing condition. Additionally, the brake response is incredibly smooth and immediate at any speed or throttle position, ridding the ESC of brake delay. In short, this braking system has completely transformed the feel, response and use of traditional brakes. Combined with the NovaBrakes, Novak has refined the Havoc Pro SC’s brake and drive frequency settings, and added a brake end point adjustment to provide drivers with unparalleled brake and throttle tuning options. The brake and drive frequency settings allow users to experiment with a softer or heartier brake and throttle input.


  • Multiple adjustable parameters via on-board programming: Minimum Brake, Drag Brake, Minimum, Drive, Dynamic Timing Advance™, Timing Set Point, Dead Band, Throttle Curve, Brake Curve, Brake Frequency, Brake End Point, Drive Frequency, Reverse, Motor Rotation, Voltage Cut-Off
  • Sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
  • Includes a 5mm Mod 1 Hardened Steel 14T Pinion Gear
  • User friendly One-Touch programming interface with five colored status LEDs to help personalize the speed control’s settings
  • Compatible with the entire 540 and 550-sized Novak brushless motor lines
  • Highly water-resistant case
  • Cross-cut ESC heat sink for reduced weight and efficient cooling

Parts & Accessories

Included   (See All)

  • Havoc Pro SC Brushless ESC with X-Drive

  • Ballistic 550 Brushless Motor 4.5T/5000Kv (2S max)

  • Mod 1 Steel Pinion Gear for 5mm shaft:14T

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The "Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 SC System, X Drive:4.5" is used in the following: