The ROOSTER is the long standing benchmark in reliable
reversible speed controls for 6-7cell/mild-modified set-ups.
The SUPER ROOSTER is stronger and faster than the
original. Equipped with a Heavy-Duty BEC for today's
high power servos, twelve of the toughest HYPERFET III
transistors, and extra-long 14G power and signal harness
3.00 ounces 4.00 ounces
wires, the Super Rooster handles big trucks, wild motors,
and even dual motor set-ups.
Both speed controls feature the original One-Touch Set-Up
and exclusive Polar Drive
(There's nothing easier!)
for the smoothest throttle response and
improved radio system performance. Reverse Disable
locks-out reverse for racing use, while Smart
(after Smart Braking)
brings the model to a slow speed
5.7 volts DC 6.0 volts DC
before hitting reverse to save your vehicle's gearbox and
reduce speed control heating.
16G / 6"
14G / 14"
Other features include brake light circuitry to power two
26G / 6"
26G / 15"
high-intensity LEDs available separetly in the Novak Brake
Light LED Kit (Accessory #5655) for enhanced realism,
Radio Priority Circuitry
to maintain steering control
Modified No Limit
even after the battery has discharged, dual-level thermal
protection, and the Novak Input Plug System
(SUPER ROOSTER SHOWN)
FOR DETAILED INFO. REFER TO STEPS 1 THRU 7
WATER & ELECTRONICS DON'T MIX!
INSTALL SPEED CONTROL
wire off top of
operate model in or around water. Never allow water,
Use double-sided tape to mount ESC in model where the
moisture, or other foreign materials to get inside the ESC.
power wires are neatly routed away from the receiver and
• ROOSTER–6 or 7 CELLS ONLY Never use fewer than 6 or
antenna. For more details refer to Step 2.
more than 7 cells (7.2-8.4 volts DC) in main battery pack.
three 0.1 F capacitors
CONNECT SPEED CONTROL TO RECEIVER
• SUPER ROOSTER–6 to 10 CELLS ONLY Never use fewer
Plug the ESC input signal harness into the throttle channel
than 6 or more than 10 cells
in battery pack.
of receiver. Make sure the proper plug plastic is installed
• MOTOR CAPACITORS REQUIRED Three 0.1 F (50V)
ceramic capacitors (included) must be properly installed
on ESC signal harness. Refer to Step 1 for changing plug.
on every motor to prevent radio interference. Additional
CONNECT SPEED CONTROL TO BATTERY
capacitors are available in Novak kit #5620.
ROOSTER––Plug the JST/Tamiya connector from speed
• ALWAYS USE HEAT SINKS Four heat sinks are included to
control into a 6 or 7 cell battery pack (1.2 volts DC/cell).
properly fit the Super Rooster and they must be used for
SUPER ROOSTER––Solder the
wire of speed control
maximum cooling and performance. Replacement Super
Rooster heat sinks are available in Novak kit #5409.
to the negative side of a completely charged 6 to 10 cell
• NO REVERSE VOLTAGE! Reverse battery polarity can
battery pack (1.2 volts DC/cell).
damage speed control––Disconnect battery immediately.
wire of speed control to battery positive.
• NO SCHOTTKY DIODES External Schottky diodes must
TURN ON TRANSMITTER POWER
NOT be used with the reversible speed controls. Using an
Refer to Step 5 for transmitter adjustments.
external Schottky diode will damage the ESC.
TURN ON SPEED CONTROL
• DON'T LET TRANSISTOR TABS TOUCH Never allow
separate transistor banks to touch each other or any exposed
Slide ON/OFF switch to ON position.
metal. This will create a short circuit and damage the ESC.
PRESS AND HOLD SPEED CONTROL SET BUTTON
• DISCONNECT THE BATTERIES Always disconnect the
With transmitter throttle in neutral position, press and hold
battery pack from the speed control when not in use.
SET button until status LED turns solid red, then release.
• TRANSMITTER ON FIRST Always turn on the power of
your transmitter first so that you will have control of the
PULL THROTTLE TO FULL-FORWARD POSITION
radio equipment when you turn on the speed control.
Hold until status LED turns solid green.
• DON'T GET BURNT
Transistor tabs and the heat sinks
PUSH THROTTLE TO FULL-REVERSE POSITION
can get extremely hot, so be careful not to touch them
Hold until status LED blinks green, then return throttle to
until they cool. Supply adequate air flow for cooling.
neutral position. LED will then turn solid red indicating
• INSULATE WIRES Always insulate exposed wiring with
**ROOSTER (Plug Connections)
proper programming and throttle is in neutral position.
heat shrink tubing to prevent short circuits.
CONNECT SPEED CONTROL TO MOTOR
Turn off speed control then transmitter.
ROOSTER––Plug the bullet connector on the YELLOW wire
of speed control to motor positive.
Plug the bullet connector on the BLUE wire of speed control
to motor negative.
CHANGING THE INPUT PLUG
SUPER ROOSTER––Solder the BLUE wire of speed control
to motor negative.
Included with the speed control is the Novak Input Plug
Solder the YELLOW wire of speed control to motor positive.
to convert the Futaba J style signal harness for
compatibility with Airtronics, KO, Kyosho, JR, Airtronics Z,
KICK-UP A ROOST!
and Hitec radios.
Refer to Figures 1 through 3 to convert plug.
Turn on transmitter and then speed control.
Please refer to Step 7 for instructions on disabling the
reverse portion of the speed control for use when racing.
Kyosho (KYO) JR/Hitec/AirZ
SUPER ROOSTER HEAT SINK INSTALLATION
FIGURE 1 With a small standard screwdriver, press on
each of the three metal prongs until the wires are easy to
Heat sinks are required with the Rooster & Super Rooster
1. DETERMINE BEST ESC MOUNTING LOCATION
remove. Remove wires.
for optimum performance and power handling. The
The ESC should be positioned away from the receiver
Rooster heat sink comes factory installed and must not
and antenna as shown in the Quick Set-Up photo
be removed. Included with the Super Rooster are heat
above. Choose a mounting position that will keep the
sinks to fit onto the ESC's three separate transistor tab banks.
power wires as short as possible without obstructing
movement of the suspension or the motor pod.
To Install Super Rooster Heat Sinks:
1. INSTALL THE HEAT SINKS Place ESC on a flat surface
Remember, cooler operating temperatures mean higher
and press the long/5-transistor heat sink onto the bank
efficiency. So, choose a mounting position that allows
of 4 transistors on the upper left. Next, press the long/
maximum airflow through the heat sinks.
3-transistor heat sink onto the bank of 2 transistors on
FIGURE 2 With the screwdriver, carefully lift each of the
2. INSTALL SPEED CONTROL
metal locking tabs to the angle shown.
the upper right. The 2 remaining short/3-transistor heat
Use the included double-sided tape to mount the ESC.
sinks go onto the bottom bank of 6 transistors.
3. INSTALL ON/OFF SWITCH
The heat sinks should press onto the transistors with a
Determine a convenient place to mount the switch
snug fit. If they are installed upside-down
where it will be easy to get to. Mount the switch using
or shifted off to one side, they will be too loose.
a piece of double-sided tape or with a screw through
NOTE: Do not use too much force when installing the heat sinks
the hole in the base of the switch housing.
because you can damage the transistors or other components
on the PC board. Never use a vise or pliers to install the heat sinks.
4. INSTALL RECEIVER
2. DO NOT USE GLUE Do not use glue or adhesives to
Mount the receiver as far from the motor, power wires,
attach the heat sinks to the transistors.
battery, and servo as possible. These components all
3. DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT HEAT SINKS The three
emit radio noise when the throttle is being applied.
FIGURE 3 Insert each pin into the correct plug slot. Each
On graphite or aluminum, place the receiver on edge
banks of transistor tabs are separated by plastic on the
pin should "click" into place.
with the crystal and antenna as far above the chassis
case top. Each bank of heat sinks should never contact
(Airtronics plug shown)
The locking tab must not extend
as possible. Mount the antenna close to the receiver
each other or other conductive objects (metal, etc.),
outside the plastic plug housing.
and trail any excess wire off the top of the antenna.
or they will short circuit and damage the speed control.
WHT = White wire terminal (signal)
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BLK = Black wire terminal (negative)
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RED = Red wire terminal (positive)
CAUTION Improper installation of these wires may cause
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damage to the receiver, servo, and speed control.