This motor has had a minor update. It has moved up to 2204 in size for improved performance stability and even better throttle management. This motor is compatible with the 2203 and can be mixed on the same craft without any performance issues.
This motor is the next step in its class and is designed to deliver optimal performance for very high load 3”/CineWhoop through 4” and light load 5”. It has been built to the highest meaningful specification available today as of the pandemic of 2020 and is unique in the industry.
This motor is specifically designed for the following uses:
3” ducted whoop
5” light blade and low general AUW for 5”
CineSplore w/ Gemfan 75mm CineWhoop prop
PowerPick 4” with Gemfan 4023 prop
PowerPick 5” with Gemfan 5125 prop
Fouride 4” with Gemfan 4023 prop
Fouride 5” with Gemfan 5125 prop
Red T-mount props are fantastic with Gemfan 4024
3000kv version is suitable for CineWhoop/CineSplore on 6S if desired
Recommended battery options:
3S 1000-1500mah on 3450kv with CineWhoop 3”, 4”
4S 1100-1300mah on 3450kv with CineWhoop 3” or 4”
4S 1100-1300mah on 2800kv with CineWhoop 3”, 4” or 5”
5S 1100-1300mah on 2800kv with CineWhoop 3” or 4”
6S 850-1000mah on 2800kv with CineWhoop 3”
You’re welcome to run full 4S with no throttle cut on 3450kv and 5” but be warned that it will be extremely overpowered on a very light platform and a challenge to tune. Not PID tuning, general tuning of everything but PID’s. With this very high power, if your filters and overall electronic management is not done right, the motors have some minor risk of burning. We’ve over stressed them quite a bit with no issues but the motors did get extremely hot. Even though these motors have super high temperature enamel coating on the winds, we are not responsible for burnt motors due to misuse.
- 22mm stator diameter, 3mm stator height
- 12x12mm M2 mounting pattern (not flush mount)
- ~23g with ~160mm length wires
- ~19g with short cut wires (T-mount red version is 0.55g lighter)
- 0.15mm Kawasaki High performance laminations
- N52SH ARC magnets
- 3mm grade 5 titanium internal shaft C clip retention (much lower weight)|
- M5 grade 5 titanium prop shaft
- 3x8x4mm 693zz Japan ISC Custom bearings
- 7075-T6 aluminum casing
- 260℃ enamel coated single wrap oxygen-free copper windings
- Bearing saver damping washer under bell/on top of bearing
- Tuned steel flux ring
FPVCycle 2203/4 Motor (Choose KV and prop mount)
I’m in the middle of building a sub 250g 6” with these motors. The T-Mount help save weight where ever I can.
I am so taken with these motors that I have built two 5 inch Fourides and a Cinesplore. All three are great performers. Despite Bob's advice, I thrash these things on a daily basis. I've been flying FPV for about a year, and I'm learning some of the more advanced moves, such as MattyFlips. They often end in high speed reversed crashes into the parking lot pavement. I have bashed these 2203 motors repeatedly until they fell apart. So I can tell exactly how much abuse they can take, and it's a lot. These motors are the most resilient motors I've used on any class quad.
I have two motors, at the moment, that have separated laminations. There's a photo of one of those motors below. This means that an impact with the motor bell, which the bell is quite hard, caused the bell to press back into the stator far enough to crush the lamination stacks. The laminations have deformed and spread out a bit. With a fresh 5125 prop on top, my quad still flies buttery smooth on those exact motors. I don't recommend it, but I am sure impressed. I've had many other motors fail with far less damage.
The power, control, and smoothness of these 2203 motors exceeds my other quads, those other quads being standard size and weight 5 inch copters. If you keep your AUW low, these 2203 3450kv motors are insane. My 5" Fouride quads are 323 grams dry and 459 grams with a 1100mah 4S GNB lipo on top. You can easily fly with a GoPro Session 5, but you get just a tiny stutter instead of an instant burst of acceleration when fighting inertia at top speed. These are definitely worth the money. 5/5 stars.
These are great motors matched with my 3” CineSplore and Stansfpv ducts! I’ve ordered them for my Taycan MXC as well. With 4s 1300mah batteries, 5 blade props, these motors rip and stay cool after 6 minutes of flying.