We're proud to introduce our first 3DHS motors, the Omega line. Starting with 2 motors to fit our most popular aircraft, we'll be expanding the line to fit most of our airframes during 2009.
Why motors? Aren't the Torque and Reaper and Hacker products basically perfect? Yes, they are. And, for a lot of folks, they're also too expensive. We've seen way too many people taking a risk on unknown motors and sometimes people get burned.
So, we decided we also needed a line of motors that was both reliable and less expensive. So, Omega.
The Omega system has part numbers that are based upon the size/weight of the motor (the first number) and the KV of the motor (second). The Omega 103G-1030KV is a 103 gram motor in weight, and has a KV of 1030. Hopefully this will help simplify things.
One thing that is usually problematic on less-expensive motors is bearings, so we are using name-brand NMB bearings to avoid this problem.
We're using a basic, simple, durable bar magnet package that delivers good performance.
The prop adaptor system is set up for 3DHS aircraft and uses a bolt-on adaptor for easy replacement. These 103g and 130g use the same adaptor with a 6mm prop-mounting diameter. The adaptor is long enough to use a spinner with Xoar props up to 13x6 with the aluminum prop washer, larger Xoar props require the substitution of a flat washer.
The 103G-1030KV is intended for the 47" Extra SHP. It's perfect on 3S and either a 12x6 or 13x6.5 prop, depending on how much voltage the pack holds. We'll be introducing a new aircraft for it in Spring '09, as well.
The 130g-870KV is perfect for the 47" Edge 540, 47" Extra SR, EBT, and 46" Aspera. It's a flexible 3S/4S motor. On 4S, with most packs, 12x6 is appropriate, although a very hot lipo pack may require propping down to 11x5.5 to stay within amp limits. On 3S 13x6.5 or 14x7 are appropriate, again depending on how hot the lipo is.
In the coming weeks, we'll be adding some combo deals with these new motors.