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  1. Raptortech

    Does will over-volting destroy a motor? If so, why?

    Will over-volting destroy a motor? If so, why? Here's an interesting question: So let's say I take a motor designed for 3s and I give it 6s. When I do this, I prop way down so the motor only draws the same amount of current (or less) as it drew on the 3s setup with a bigger prop. As I...
  2. N

    Power Draw, In-Flight versus Bench

    One thing I've noticed in a lot of advice columns and articles is that most discussions of power draw are based on bench testing. Hook up the battery, ESC, motor, and prop, with a watt-meter in-line. Run it up, and check the power draw. Put it on a force balance and check the thrust. This...