How to choose the right motor for your MINIQUAD or RACING DRONE

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Short video guide explaining what motors are good for what miniquads and how you can use the numbers on the sides and the specs to choose the perfect …

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  1. hey man i just made a phantom 1 electronics into a phantom 2 shell with new motor's same kv and so i soldered on the first motor which is the back left and then i plugged everythingโ€‹ im to test if it's spinning the right way and so then i soldered on the 2nd back right motor and also tested it then i just did the other 2 at same time and tested it and so i had to rotate the naza 180ยฐ so that the arrow will look forward and so when i put everything together and took of it just instafliped on me and i realised that the first 2 motor's i did are going into full throttle and that's what's making the flipover what do u think i should do some people told me that the drone needs to be fully calibrated with laptop do u think that will fix my problem what do u think? awesome video's btw i like yo drone collection (::

  2. I think the best motors for our hobby with have a 3:1 down to a 2:1 diameter to height ratio. MAYBE an extension to a 4:1 ratio, but, after that, absolutely nothing less or more. Examples of a 2:1 are the infamous 1407's that can run with a 5" racecraft 5038 twin blade at insane kv and power a 300 gram AUW 5" quad at a 12:1 thrust to weight ratio.

    A 3:1 would be your standard 1806's. And a 4:1 exactly would be like a 2005 or a 2406. I don't really think either exists.

    My fav would likely be a light weight, high power 4.5" quad {I've made another post about changing the quad sizes to be 0.5" less than the current ones, replacing most classes with better middle grounds and causing people to be more diverse} with a 1608 or an 1806. *click* noice.

  3. Hi, am Archit
    I want to make a hexachopter which flies – high altitudes, long distances and with good speed. Please suggest me the best specifications which i will need to fulfill the requirements.

  4. Great video Stu! Very practical content for those getting started (like me)… only thing I missed is brushed/brushless types which I do no think they are mentioned. I know brushless is the most common motor anyway but I came across 70/90mm frame quads using them. Anyway, thank you so much!

  5. hey Stu should I run 2205 2300kv on my falcon 180 with tri-blade 4045 dowlprop and what battery do you recommend? I was looking at a tattu 75c 4s can I run it on stock stuff? Or should I get some 1806 2600kv motors?

  6. Can you help us understand what to look for when choosing an esc to get the best performance from your quad, I have been having trouble getting good throttle from my builds and I am using good motors. I havr a kiss quad with awesome performance yet my other builds are very slow regardless of the PID setting.

  7. my zmr 250 just burnt one of the 12a simon k esc"s that the quad came with,,,im only running 3 s turnigy 45-90c 1300mah and i've got 6045 props and the 2204 2300kv ,will putting 20a escs fix my problem ,i've heard the 6 inch blades use alot of power so does my battery lol…will they need a change? … don't want to fry my new 20a as i don't know if they will be enough .this is my first quad so im confused at the moment

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