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How much thrust did you
In order to have an efficient motor/prop system, I think either go with a smaller motor with a gearbox or, you go with a larger diameter motor to get more torque. I chose to go with a larger, direct-drive motor. My thinking was that with a nicely shaped enclosure of minimal wetted surface area, the drag would be comparable to a much longer smaller diameter enclosure required for a gearbox system.
I hope to have test data before long. I’m also thinking about buying the Alien C80100 50kV motor. Compared to the motor I’m using now, the Alien motor it is longer, heavier (almost twice) and lower kV. I’m hoping it will create more torque than the Leopard 8072 I am using at this time.
I am also intrigued by the magnetic gear reducer shared by someone else ( I can’t find the original post) in this forum. If it works as advertised it could make the small motor with a reducer more attractive to me.