Today I am going to reveal a small insight to the HUB motor I have on hand at the moment. I have this set of Hub motor for a while and I have them opened for inspection. This is a Chinese made Hub motor, possibly the best I could found out there. As you might be familiar to the look, yes this comes from lofty ambition.
Since I am so curious about HUB motor, I decided to buy 1 that is already finished. Note: this is probably not the best Hub motor out there as they are Humie and Carvon and others. However I weight only 60kg’s and The Netherlands big cities have no hills to climb. Nevertheless I need hub motor that is completely sealed due to the constant rainy weather in The Netherlands. In short this Hub motor fits my budget and condition, so I decided to get them and test them.
Note: The cover have been painted in black since I don’t like the shiny things over my build and the bolts have been replaced with an anti-rust bolts.
Below are some of the photos
- In overall quite well build, however it’s not recommended for people who consider them self heavy as the hub motors sits on a small rectangular spot on the truck to counter the rotational force of the hub motor as well as to keep them aligned with the ground.
- It doesn’t get hot spinning full speed without load on 6s, however it could get pretty hot with serious load, speed and distance / hills.
- They are weather sealed good for rainy weather and lower maintenance, however heat could be a problem for some.
- The urethane are replaceable, I have some spare which is nice!
- They are 90mm in size, quite large and could definitely handle some obstacles.
- They are equipped with hall sensor (you can see it from the photos), which is good to help starting from static.
- They are very quite running on RC grade ESC compared to my satellite configuration. I wonder how silent it would be with VESC FOC mode.
- Not bad for the price. 350 euro with all of the cost of tax and cosmetic upgrade I did.
Here is a video