Lets Do This!

Posted by Will Dobbins on 1/13/2017 to Buyers Guides
So you were just out [insert venue here] and saw someone(s) racing drones... it was amazing, it looked like crazy fun, and you absolutely have to get setup to join them right now!  You could head over to my good-better-best post and spend some hard earned cash to jump right in... but despite the fact that I benefit from this arrangement, I suggest you slow down!

Good, Better or Best?

Posted by Will Dobbins on 12/25/2016 to Buyers Guides
I'm often asked what hardware to buy for a racer, so I've put together this post and will periodically update it with our current inventory.  This is gear I've used and personally feel is worth the money, it's why it's in our store.  Yes, there are cheaper options than "good", but I don't necessarily feel they are the best inexpensive option.

CW vs CCW Brushless Motors

Posted by Will Dobbins on 12/23/2016 to Buyers Guides
I'm commonly asked why I don't carry motors that spin in both directions.  This is a common misconception with brushless motors since the standard for multirotors started out with two CW motors and two CCW motors.  The reality is that this doesn't actually apply to any difference in the motors (generally speaking), as brushless motors spin either way happily, and changing that direction is just a matter of switching any two of the three wires, or making a change in your ESC settings.

So why do they exist?  Why don't you carry them?

Because reverse threads stop props from spinning off when you throttle up and down a lot, like multirotors do.  Of course reverse threaded nuts are very hard to find and just add one more thing that you have to keep around.  We made the decision to not carry reverse threaded motors whenever possible, to keep things simple for our customers.

What about active cooling, like the Red Bottoms from EMAX?

Many motors with active cooling work in either direction.  There are some that don't, and if we carry them we'll carry both directions and note this in the product description.