Quadcopter brushless motor: which brand is most popular one?

Quadcopter brushless motorThere are massive amount of quadcopter brushless motor brands in the market, What factors should you consider when choosing a given quadcopter motor brand? and Which one is the most popular one? Below are listed most brushless motor brands for you.

Cobra

Cobra brushless motors are designed to offer performance and value for your quadcopter. Built from some high-quality components, they provide top-level performance for years. Featuring an integrated motor shaft, they ensure that prop adapters do not spin off during operation.

FPV model

These are high quality and affordable brushless motors widely used for quadcopters as well as other multirotors. Offering both CW and CCW frame options, they integrate high power N42 magnets and CNC machining.

DYS

With a convenient weight, this is a brushless motor brand that offers some of the greatest motors for your quadcopter and other multirotors in the market. With an awesome shaft and exemplary KV rating, perhaps you need to try it out.

Multistar

This is a high-efficiency brushless motor which offers the best spinning power. Given its weight coupled with its awesome shaft and extra long leads, this is a great quadcopter motor.

LD power.

Designed for FPV drones, this high power and high quality quadcopter motor is engineered with high quality magnets and bearings for an outstanding performance. Brushless in nature, they are not only high quality but also come in a pocket-friendly price. With CNC motor cases, they are quadcopter motors worth trying oiut.

EMAX

Given their price coupled with a 3S LIPO battery and a diameter of 23mm, this is a quadcopter motor whose performance is unparalelled. With an awesome shaft of 2mm and an awesome weight, this is a product you can trust.

Sunnysky

Rapidly gaining a reputation in the quadcopter world, this motor is well designed for your quadcopter as well as multirotor. Brushless in nature, they come with prop spinner and mounts for exemplary performance. With an ability to generate a high thrust of up to 2kg, you can trust them with your large quadcopter.

Xnova

Xnova is a brand that has been refreshing its wide range of quadcopter motors day in day out. Providing high performance and a quality which is second to none, you can try these quadcopter motors for impressive results.

Edge

With an impressive 2300KV and an awesome stator length, this is a quadcopter motor worth trying out. At a pocket-friendly price, this is a motor for anyone looking for a quality product without having to dig deeper into their pockets.

Gemfan

To use these high quality quadcopter motors, all you need to do is use the correct propeller sizes since using wrong propeller size could affect their performance. However, they are an amazing quadcopter motor brand worth your cash.

T-motor

Providing an impressive performance and a longer flight time, T-motors are the most ideal motors for your quadcopter if you want your quadcopter to stay in the air for a long time. Designed to ensure the least temperature increase which translates to less heating up, they are quite reliable.

Tornado T1

Tornado T1 motor is simply fascinating. With an aweome magnet which provides an impressive electromagnetic power, you can trust them with your quadcopter. In fact Tornado T1 motors are well built for awesome performance.

Lumenier RX

Designed to give top of the line performance for all your RC models, these quadcopters are not just unique but exemplary. They are engineered from ground up to offer reliable power and enough spinning ability for your quadcopter. Given their strong stainless steel shaft, they are what you need.

Storm

Storm quadcopter motors are designed to offer the best prop spinning for your quadcopter. And yes, designed to conveniently work with props of different sizes, you can always have them for a quadcopter of any size.

RCX

RCX are brushless quadcopter motors which are designed for smaller multirotors and quadcopters. Small yet powerful, they have a capability of running your quadcopter for a considerable amount of time.

Eachine

Eachine quadcopter motors offer an awesome flight time as well as an amazing performance. In fact, their performance is top-notch and have been able to earn a reputation with most quadcopter manufacturers.

Racerstar

Racerstar are the perfect quadcopter motors for your fast moving quadcopter., With an amazing shaft, their KV rating is exemplary. And yes, the price is pocket-friendly. Try them today for a chance to enjoy amazing performance.

Hobbywing

With a long term reputation, hobbywing are quadcopter motors whose track record speaks volunes. Having provided best results for along time, you can trust them as well.

You need to consider below parameters when choosing your quadcopter brushless motor:

1. Voltage.

2. Thrust.

3. Efficiency.

4. Current draw.

5. Response.

6. Props.

7. Vibration.

8. Temperature.

9. Type of magnet.

10. The shaft.

Therefore, What's the best brushless motor for quadcopter? Brushless motors are typically 85–90% efficient or more, higher efficiencies for a brushless electric motor, of up to 96.5%, whereas DC motors with brushgear are typically 75–80% efficient.

Brushless motors are great for several reasons:

  • They have very high power density (in terms of size and weight)

They’re incredibly efficient so they generate very little heat,no wear or contact items (such as brushes) and can spin incredibly fast.

  • It’s very easy to control their speed precisely and adjust it quickly

Power density is incredibly important because on anything that’s flying you want to do everything you can to minimize weight.

  • They’re inexpensive to manufacture

Nobody complains when components are inexpensive.

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Comment by Gary McCray on June 4, 2017 at 11:45am

Interesting you left out KDE which I consider to be the best.

https://www.kdedirect.com/collections/uas-multi-rotor-brushless-motors

I use them on several quadcopters and think that they are very well designed and actually perform as specified.

They also have excellent and generously sized ball bearings which are easily replaceable.

Their armatures are rated for high currents and permit operation at higher than normal temperatures.

Basically they are over designed.

Originally they made motors for extreme 3D ultra high performance helicopters and their multicopter motors live up to this legacy.

Honestly I challenge anybody to come up with any motor that is superior to an equivalent KDE. :)

Best Regards,

Gary McCray

Comment by JB on June 4, 2017 at 9:41pm

@Gary +1!

Comment by Jack on June 5, 2017 at 7:23am

@Gary McCray  Thank you for information. I agree with you.

Comment by Daniel on June 5, 2017 at 7:51am

KDE is by far the highest performing motors on the market.  They have basically unmatched efficiency and absolutely excellent quality.  I would have to say that DJ with its tuned propulsion systems also produces some of the highest efficiency motors but their quality good but is not quite as good as KDE.

I would also like to point out that kde even provides the exact plans for their motor test rig so that all of their performance data can be repeated.

Comment by Daniel on June 5, 2017 at 7:54am

Thanks for the cool article!  This will get some people talking.

BEST REGARDS!


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Comment by Dwgsparky on June 5, 2017 at 9:38am

.maybe value for money should be a consideration. its not always about ultimate power but reliability and cost are just as important

I vote for the Multistar range and being good, reliable and tough as nails.

I dropped my Hex from 30 feet at high speed and it cartwheeled across the tarmac. broken props and legs were the only damage, It was flying again in 10 minutes with no vibration issues at all.  

Comment by Jack on June 5, 2017 at 4:34pm

 I DO agree with @Dwgsparky to a degree. Multistar is a high-efficiency brushless motor which offers the best spinning power. You experience is more convincing! Thank you for your sharing.

Comment by Ouroboros on June 5, 2017 at 4:35pm

Shame Launchpoint isn't publically selling their dual halbach axial motors. They claim pretty high power density that is pretty impressive (5hp/lbs), and DARPA/NASA is still funding their technology expansion research. Notably they seem to pushing into gensets for series hybrid electric UAV's at the moment. But their achilles heel is that they are pancake motors, so pretty wide (6 inches!)

http://www.launchpnt.com/portfolio/transportation/halbach-electric-...

http://www.launchpnt.com/portfolio/transportation/electric-vehicle-...

http://www.launchpnt.com/portfolio/aerospace/hybrid-electric-uav-mo...

Comment by Ouroboros on June 5, 2017 at 4:45pm

Here's launchpoint demoing their 1.5KW UAV genset underslung on a DJI S1000, notably the pancake generator is flat relative to the ground on the bottom. Wonder how serious the torque is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhT1UoBLFM


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on June 6, 2017 at 1:32am

Been some years since my last purchase, but HengLi has been my go to brand for proper factory balanced motors at a reasonable price (compared to some other brands).

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