A new offering from a new company in the popular 2306 stator size, sent over by MAD for testing.
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Published: Oct 8, 2017
This is another step in the continual march of new offerings and new companies in the mini-quad market. This latest version, a 2306 motor from MAD is an impressive first entry, hitting all the main points for a quality motor: single wire windings, excellent machining, baseless design, retention screw for the single piece hollow shaft design, and a lip on the flux ring to prevent magnets from slipping. The physical design of the motor bucks the trend of bright colors, opting for a unversally appealing gunmetal gray finish. The motor is a tad heavy for a 2306, coming in at just over 31g, but still a very respectable weight. The air-gap is a bit wider than some of the other motors across the bench lately, but the design uses fairly thick arc magnets, which should minimize the losses from the air-gap. Overall a nicely designed enterance into the racing and freestyle market.
As with several of the other recent motors across the bench, this one tested a bit lower kV than stated, coming in at 2350kv. The results are about where I expected based on the air-gap and kV, pulling just over 1300g on the heavy 5" props and around 1550g on light 6" props. The peak current also saw a reduction, barely clearing 30A on the 5" props and hitting only in the mid 30s on the 6" props. This motor is likely going to do best on heavier 5" and lighter 6" props, and should be a good motor for heavier rigs that will see less unloading in the air.