for a project that I have ongoing, I’m looking for small motors that could power my ride.
The setup is made to be in dual obviously, nothing too powerful, I don’t want to climb trees but at least climb some slow slopes.
Battery is not yet done, but I would think higher voltage would be better, with the small cage the motor would tend to heat up more easily, so 10S / 12S (and it’s easier to find around here).
The motors needs to be small, because clearance is key (don’t be impatient, I will post my work when it will be done, someday I hope) ! 50 mm would be already too big, looking more around the 40/45 mm. Maybe some Heli motors could do the trick ?
I think KV could go from 150 to 450, I could figure out something with the gear ratio, but nothing too exotic nonetheless !
Looking for help, advice or link if you have !
To summarize :
40 to 50mm in diameter
About 30A continuous max
Working voltage around 10s/12s
8 mm shaft, don’t want it to bend or anything
kv from 150 to 400
I don’t want to prostitute myself to buy one…
Well if you know just the one, or some but it doesn’t fit all my needs, post it too !
Motor power is a close match to the volume of the motor, so going from a 63mm to a 45mm motor will be a huge step down. You will struggle to have good performance from 45mm motors unless you go 4wd with them, and that’s a lot of cost and complexity just for some extra clearance.
I dunno what your plan is, but it might be a good idea to reevaluate it and see if you can tweak it such that a 63mm will fit.
Those APS motors look good ! I’m surprised I haven’t looked there !
This is not for a conventional build, the wheel which are going to be powered are going to be very thin (no hub motor then)
Direct drive would be quite good actually, would solve some problems, but that would need to be custom made…