Today I reached the 100 flight mark with my testing of the Gear Best 2212/5T 2700 Kv motor, you can read other posts in this thread to get more details on the testing I did on this motor to this point. I know that 100 flights might seem like a bit of "overkill", but I wanted to determine it's durability and performance over time as I have had other motors from other vendors run strong for 50 flights and then the performance dropped off considerably. All the other components listed on our NAMC parts list have all been tested through hundreds of flights, so long term performance and durability is an important factor to us before adding items to that list.
As I have mentioned a few times before, this motor seems to fit between the 2826/6 2200 Kv motors we have in the "mild" section of our parts list and the 2212/6 2700 kv motors we have in the "medium" section. It is probably closer to the "medium" motors but has some unique characteristics which set it apart.
- Shipping - although free, it takes a very long time, I made two separate orders for these motors and both times it took six weeks to get from China to my home on the west coast of Canada;
- Connectors - it does not come with bullet connectors, you must provide your own. I know this is minor and most of us have lots of male bullet connectors laying around since we normally have to provide bullet connectors on ESCs we buy.
- Inexpensive. At the writing of this post, the price per motor was $6.21 USD, although it showed that discount might end on April 1st, 2016, so I will check again then and update as needed;
- Light and powerful, about 15% more powerful than the 2826/6 2200 motors, with of course about 15% more amp draw, about 10% less power than the 2212/6 2700 motors, but with about 10% less amp draw;
- Versatility of props. Compared to the 2212/6 2700 Kv motors which get too warm for my liking when using the 6x4 APC prop, this motor spins the 6x4 APC and 6x3 EMP props quite well, you can see above for more on this;
- Prop collet that comes with this motor works very well, never had a prop loosen in 100 flights. Many of the 2212/6 2700 Kv motors come with prop collets that are made of a soft metal and don't tighten properly and need to be replaced, so this saves money and hassle.