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Awesome Upgrade Motors From iFlight-rc

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by funtimegrandpa, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. funtimegrandpa

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    I always keep my eyes open for Motors and other items that will help improve my Multi-Rotors. I came across a motor manufactured by iFlight-rc.com called iPower iPM2212-920KV http://tinyurl.com/ov9sau6

    iFlight sent me 4 motors and I decided to put them in the Phantom 1 and I think they look so cool with the white background of the Phantom, but besides that they are amazingly Smooth. And the power that I see as I am flying is far beyond the stock motors. You can watch the installation video if you like at: http://tinyurl.com/pgwta4m

    I posted a video of it completed and also flying. You will also see one of the worst mistakes I made when I go full throttle into a tree behind my house! http://tinyurl.com/qbddj2m I was trying to fly and record close to the ground at the same time and forgot my back yard was much higher! Good news is everything can be fixed. I ruined a motor on the Tarot gimbal $15 and one prop $5 but my Gps tracker came apart which I am glad it happened near my location. I have already made the changes and feel it will hold up to a similar crash.

    All the specs on these motors can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ov9sau6 NOTICE the Thrust 591g and Let me tell you, if there was anymore it would become a rocket. lol

    When I was done flying a few extremely hard flights I noticed just how cool these motors are running which is a great thing and much cooler than the phantom motors. they sound so smooth and almost a whisper at idle.

    I cannot recommend these any higher than suggesting if you want power, speed, and quality this would be my recommendation. For the price I don't believe there is anything better. I have not tested the T-motor but I cannot see how it can offer more than the ipower motor and these are Much lower in price.
    Grandpa Jake http://tinyurl.com/lhc6t7e
     
  2. chuddly

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    See any difference in flight times? Also what was the price on them?
     
  3. locoworks

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    +1, you don't get extra power from nowhere. better efficienies will help to some extent, but any great leap in power is coming from a leap in current, which in turn comes from less flight time.
     
  4. funtimegrandpa

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    I did not do a full comparison on stock vs iPower as I am still not up to par after having my knee replaced. I usually do that so for now I just wanted to get my review done and let others know what I felt. True with more power comes a loss of flight time, but if you want a good quality replacement all the higher ends motors will take away a little time. Still with how I am using mine if you see the video I modified my phantom 1 to hold batteries as large as 5300ma so with that said I still am getting flight times of 15 minutes with Tarot Gimbal, FPV 600ma transmitter, and Gopro camera.

    Soon I will be upgrading my Phantom 2 and will try to post exact comparison's to make it easier for others to see which might be the best choice. And as for price if you check the link to their site they have a form to request pricing on what you might need. Or you can search around and compare.

    Grandpa Jake
     
  5. OI Photography

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    Since I'm assuming that 591g is just the max rating for the motors it would help a lot to be able to see the usual chart with the full power curve. And a price too would be great, since you state "for the price I don't believe anything is better"
     
  6. Khudson7

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    I believe he did mention the price of around $40 in his instruction video...

    I just wanted to say thanks a lot, for that instruction video, I personally did learn from it. Especially your soldering techniques. It was very informative, and I appreciate you taking the time to offer your experience with the rest of us.

    Much appreciated.
     
  7. OI Photography

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    I missed the mention of the price, thank you.

    I've put them on my test schedule now too, I just wish there was more published data about them in the meantime.