I'm currently running these motors with 9", 4.7 props in an X quad layout but this was strictly from a recommendation I found online. As I'm trying to learn more about this hobby, I'm wondering if there is a better or optimal propeller I should consider.
Ie: Do I go shorter but higher pitch?
I see others in this thread saying they are using 10", 4.7
Would this give me better performance or would it overstrain these motors? How much would my battery life suffer?
I currently get more than 10 minutes of quality fly time.
So many questions :)
Tested this motor with a 10x4.7 slow fly prop, 30 amp esc and 3s 20c lipo battery. I was quite skeptical about this motor due to the bargin price. Anyway, here are my results:
180 watts and 18 amps
The motor gets warm at full throttle. Yet, I never need to use full throttle. This motor is powerful. It is also a smooth and quiet. My other motors aren't as smooth. My slow stick flies with a viciousness now. It gets up high in no time. The motor comes in a plastic case with a prop adapter, mount and information. The cost is under $8, yet it feels like a quality built motor which includes information. I curious to see the lifespan of this motor. Be certain to solder the bullet connectors on well or the motor will stutter like mine did. I had to re-solder the connectors again and it worked. I really like this motor!!
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I have 3 of these total... two in a Multiplex TwinStar and one as a backup. They're fantastic motors for the price. I run 8x6 APC electric props on them (not the SloFly models, the standard electric props) and they always come down cool. 9x6 prop stressed them a bit. 8x6 was the sweet spot. Efficiency is awesome on these, too. I can fly for about 15 to 20 minutes and only use 1100mAh on my 2200mAh packs. Great stuff!