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This is the mid KV version of the Hyperlite team edition motor, which is a custom anodized and custom wind of the BrotherHobby Returner R3, made famous by the ZMXv3 motor.

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Published: Oct 26, 2016 by quadmcfly

Hyperlite Team Edition 2206 2450kv

Tested KV:2520kv
Stator W:22mm
Stator H:6mm

The BrotherHobby Returner R3 and it's variants have probably been one of the most prolific motors on the market in recent months, with dozens of resellers picking up custom OEMs.  This motor is another in that long line, and bears the same build quality and construction.  The green and purple dual color anodization is a nice touch, giving the motor a unique flair, but the primary difference between this motor and the others is in the number of turns on the windings.  Nothing else to see here! Move along to the results!

Test Results

The custom wind here has a dramatic impact on this motor, probably the most significant variation of the mid KV range from the other OEM'd motors.  Though the label states 2450kv, the resulting KV is tests in at 2520kv, putting it a good deal higher than most of the other R3 based motors.  This puts the RPM output of this one a good deal higher. Unforutnately using KV to produce more thrust results has the outcome of also increasing the current draw, especially as we move up to the heavier 5" and light 6" props.  That being said this motor puts out some crazy numbers!  Given the high KV this motor does especially well on the lighter props, like the 5x4x3.  It starts loosing ground to the lower KV motors with more torque like the Tornado T2 and the ZMX Fusion as it goes up in torque loading.  The heavier props still put out decent numbers, but the current very quickly becomes unsustainable.  That being said the light weight of this motor combined with the high output RPMs will make it appealing on a light weight build where the unloading will likely be the highest.  Either way this will be a visciously fast motor, just very likely quite hard on the batteries.