As the R/C crawling segment gains popularity, the need for crawler-specific equipment has become greater. Novak is happy to fill the need with the new Goat Brushless/Brush Crawler ESC (NOV3219). Novak’s software experts have designed the Goat ESC with a Fully-Programmable Interface using Novak’s easy One-Touch button and four LEDs. The following parameters can be adjusted: Dead Band, Minimum Drive, and Hill/Drag Brakes (except Servo/Robotic Mode). The Drive Frequency can also be adjusted in the Brushed Mode. For further flexibility, the Li-Po Cutoff Circuitry can be activated in all of the throttle profiles, and Motor Rotation Direction can be activated in any of the three brushless profiles.
The Goat has four profiles that can be easily selected:
*Standard Crawler — maintains linear crawler motor response in both forward and reverse and features high-powered drag/hill/hold brakes.
*Expo Crawler — features the standard crawler profile but uses a built-in exponential curve for smoother response to accommodate entry-level transmitters.
*Servo/Robotic Mode — features precise and symmetric motor control in forward and reverse for robot applications, but without the drag brake.
*Brushed Mode — is automatically selected when used with a brushed motor. For use with a single brushed motor, it operates down to 27-turns. And with dual motors, 55-turns or higher is optimum.