As you have probably noticed reading through this thread, I have a bit of a thing for testing and playing around with different park jet motors, looking for the best performance for the least amount of money. I can't afford a hot rod or a Harley, so I guess this will fill that void in my mid life :)
I recently updated our parts list page as no sooner had I listed a really good 2212/6 2200 Kv motor from Gear Best, I came to find out that they will no longer be carrying that product. A bit disappointing as both of the motors I had purchased were running really strong and durable, each having over 100 flights on them now. I have been doing a bit of testing on this DYS 2826/6 2200 Kv motor from Banggood. Thus far, it is essentially identical to the Turnigy 2826/6 2200 Kv motor we have listed on our parts list, just with a different label. If it has "G-Power" written on it, it has to be good right?! :) It runs smooth and efficient, but probably at the lower end power wise compared to other 2200 Kv motors I have run. I will write more in this thread as I get further along in testing. It is a buck or two more expensive than the Hobby King motor, but shipping is free, so depending on how much time you have or where you are in the world, it could be a good alternative to the HK motor.
In the "mild/medium" category, I have still been having really good performance with the Gear Best 2212/5T 2700 Kv motor which I have written about in this thread. About 3 months ago, I had purchased the same style motor from Banggood, that first motor only lasted about 10 flights before the bearings went, which happens sometimes with inexpensive motors, regardless of the vendor. So fast forward a few months and I picked up a couple more. These motors have great bearings, but run extremely hot unfortunately and pull incredible amps. In bench testing, they pull 48A on a 6x4 APC prop! That is almost NTM 2700 type numbers. So, I won't be buying any more of those from Banggood, nor will they be going in any of my planes again until I figure out what is happening. You can read more about the testing I did with the Banggood 2700 motors here at post #303.
I have found another similar 2212/5T 2700 Kv motor on Ebay which I will be testing when that arrives in the mail.
Shifting gears a little bit, this DYS 2208/7 2600 Kv motor from Banggood seems to be getting a lot of attention on the RC Powers forum, so I have one coming in the mail. At $13.41 USD it is a bit more expensive, so hopefully it lives up to the hype. :)
In the "medium" category, the 2212/6 2700 Kv motors seem to be harder to find when I search the internet. There are no longer any vendors that I can find on either Ebay or Amazon. There are plenty of folks selling the 2212/5T 2700 Kv motors which are about 10% less powerful than the 2212/6 2700 Kv motors. Deal Extreme still has the gold colored one in stock listed on our parts list. I did some in depth searching and found a couple of other websites that carry them, one in Vietnam called Binh Duong Hobby Shop. Based on exchange rates at the writing of this article, the motor sells for $9.41 USD, but I'm having a very hard time finding where they will ship and how much it costs. I also found another option for the 2212/6 2700 Kv motor from a Hong Kong company called Fast Tech who sell the motor for $11.12 USD and shipping is free.
I will probably not buy motors from either of these vendors unless I absolutely have to, it does seem to be harder to find the very peppy 2212/6 2700 Kv motors as the market seems to be flooded with the A2212/5T 2700 Kv motors. The 2212/5T are good little motors, but for best speed and acceleration, it is tough to beat the 2212/6 2700 Kv motors.
One last thought, although this is not a motor, it will hopefully pep up the performance of the "mild" motors, I have some 6x5 EMP props on the way from RC Timer that I will be testing. I haven't read any data on folks testing these, so for a few bucks I thought I would give them a try. More to follow on that.