Storm Brushless Motors by Flyingfolk: Thrust Tests!

In this video we do thrust measurements of the new Storm brushless motors by flyingfolk.com. We review the 2204/2300kv, 2206/2200kv and the 2208/2000kv. The video itself is unspectacular, but 1) shows how I did the measurements and 2) let’s you extract your own data points for the motors by simply stopping the video and checking the watts and grams values.

 

 

In this video we do additional thrust measurements with 7 and 8 inch props for the 2208 and remeasure all three motors with DAL props:

 

The completethrust measurement results can be seen here:

Motor Prop brand Prop size Battery Thrust (g) Current (A) Watts Full Throttle Efficiency (g/W) Temp
2204/2300 (26g) Gemfan 5×3 3s 445 8,7 100,1 4,4 cool
5×3 4s 720 13,2 207,3 3,5 warm
5×4 3s 520 11,4 133,8 3,9 cool
5×4 4s 782 16,2 251,4 3,1 warm/hot
6×3 3s 651 12,8 147,8 4,4 warm
6×3 4s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
HQ Prop 5x3G 3s 363 6,6 77,7 4,7 cool
5x3G 4s 596 10,1 163,8 3,6 warm
5x4G 3s 504 10,9 124,8 4,0 cool
5x4G 4s 798 16,7 263,3 3,0 warm/hot
5×4.5RB 3s 565 16,1 180,1 3,1 warm
5×4.5RB 4s 857 23,8 369,8 2,3 hot
6×3 3s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
6×3 4s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
DAL 5×3 3s 386 8,2 97,8 3,9 cool
5×3 4s 598 12,0 189,3 3,2 warm
5×4 3s 360 10,5 124,8 2,9 cool
5×4 4s 571 15,8 247,1 2,3 warm/hot
5×4.5 (Bullnose) 3s 475 15,0 177,1 2,7 warm
5×4.5 (Bullnose) 4s 674 22,3 347,2 1,9 hot
6×4 3s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
6×4 4s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
6×4.5 (Bullnose) 3s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
6×4.5 (Bullnose) 4s not tested not tested not tested not tested not tested
2206/2200 (33g) Gemfan 5×3 3s 507 9,6 116,1 4,4 cool
5×3 4s 794 14,2 226,7 3,5 warm
5×4 3s 582 12,2 145,4 4,0 warm
5×4 4s 783 14,0 224,0 3,5 warm
6×3 3s 658 11,6 139,6 4,7 warm
6×3 4s 1008 17,1 269,6 3,7 warm/hot
HQ Prop 5x3G 3s 333 5,4 65,7 5,1 cool
5x3G 4s 494 7,5 121,2 4,1 warm
5x4G 3s 471 9,3 110,1 4,3 warm
5x4G 4s 739 13,7 217,0 3,4 warm
5×4.5RB 3s 621 15,5 181,8 3,4 warm
5×4.5RB 4s 912 22,0 337,0 2,7 hot
6×3 3s 545 9,3 110,0 5,0 warm
6×3 4s 849 13,7 213,9 4,0 warm
DAL 5×3 3s 348 7,8 91,1 3,8 cool
5×3 4s 565 11,9 184,8 3,1 warm
5×4 3s 398 10,9 127,0 3,1 warm
5×4 4s 678 16,9 261,1 2,6 warm/hot
5×4.5 (Bullnose) 3s 561 16,1 186,4 3,0 warm
5×4.5 (Bullnose) 4s 855 24,3 371,4 2,3 hot
6×4 3s 656 18,1 208,6 3,1 warm
6×4 4s 1047 25,7 396,5 2,6 hot
6×4.5 (Bullnose) 3s 813 25,1 285,3 2,8 warm/hot
6×4.5 (Bullnose) 4s 1021 34,5 518,3 2,0 hot
2208/2000 (44g) Gemfan 5×3 3s 344 5,5 66,2 5,2 cool
5×3 4s 491 7,5 115,9 4,2 cool
5×4 3s 391 7,1 84,9 4,6 cool
5×4 4s 578 9,7 148,5 3,9 cool
6×3 3s 520 8,3 98,6 5,3 cool
6×3 4s 763 11,6 176,4 4,3 warm
7×3.8 3s 890 21,4 243,1 3,7 warm
7×3.8 4s 1131 30,1 460,5 2,5 hot
8×3.8 3s 1102 26,5 298,1 3,7 warm
8×4.5 3s 1034 27,2 312,3 3,3 warm
HQ Prop 5x3G 3s 268 4,2 50,5 5,3 cool
5x3G 4s 378 5,5 84,9 4,5 cool
5x4G 3s 384 6,8 81,1 4,7 cool
5x4G 4s 554 9,5 144,7 3,8 cool
5×4.5RB 3s 511 11,4 134,0 3,8 cool
5×4.5RB 4s 719 15,8 235,7 3,1 warm
6×3 3s 441 6,9 82,5 5,3 cool
6×3 4s 658 9,7 148,5 4,4 cool
DAL 5×3 3s 389 6,3 75,4 5,2 cool
5×3 4s 583 9,4 149,1 3,9 cool
5×4 3s 364 8,1 96,8 3,8 cool
5×4 4s 581 12,7 200,6 2,9 warm
5×4.5 (Bullnose) 3s 501 12,2 144,5 3,5 cool
5×4.5 (Bullnose) 4s 796 18,5 288,6 2,8 warm
6×4 3s 622 14,1 167,3 3,7 cool
6×4 4s 909 20,5 318,5 2,9 warm
6×4.5 (Bullnose) 3s 700 19,6 228,0 3,1 warm
6×4.5 (Bullnose) 4s 992 27,9 427,9 2,3 hot

 

Please note that the supplied evaluation props were not a good fit for the 2208 motor. That motor could swing much larger props with ease. Follow up tests with larger props are already scheduled.
These motors can be bought from: http://flyingfolk.com. Flyingfolk is located in Germany, so you won’t have any customs issues from within the EU.

The motors reviewed in this video are:

Storm 2204/2300kv:
http://flyingfolk.com/motoren-regler-motors-esc/motoren-motors/STORM-2204-2300kv-racing-edition-TL2204-multirotor-brushless-motor-copter-multicopter

Storm 2206/2200kv:
http://flyingfolk.com/motoren-regler-motors-esc/motoren-motors/STORM-2206-2200kv-racing-edition-EL2206-motor-multirotor-quadcopter-brushless-copter

Storm 2208/2000kv:
http://flyingfolk.com/motoren-regler-motors-esc/motoren-motors/STORM-2208-2000kv-racing-edition-TS2208-multirotor-brushless-motor-copter-multicopter


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