SunnySky X2212 980kV for my light quadcopter (DJI F450)
SunnySky X2212 980kV is the motor I chose for my medium weight quadcopter (Frames:Reptile 550 and then the DJI F450). I found them for 13 euros each from Banggood. They need 2s or 3s batteries to run but after some research I read that they work also on 4s batteries giving more power. I also read that the best propellers you can work on these motors are the APCs 10×4.7 which I bought from TowerHobbies for 4 euros each set (2 propellers – one pusher – one normal).
Sunnysky X2212 kv980 are silent and powerful motors for quadcopters of diagonal length 450-550 and with total weight of about 1400 grams. They weigh 56g each. With a 3s battery and 10×4.7 propellers they give maximum thrust of 870 g which lifts easily a 1400+ quadcopter. I have tested them with a AUW of 2100 grams and it started ascending at a throttle of 60% and hover at 66%. It was underpowered but it flew.
Some people are complaining about the motor’s bearings failing sometimes. For that reason I have purchased some bearings and clips to have spare and change when needed (after a major crash). Here is a video showing you how to change the bearings. It’s not the most professional video out there and it have mistakes but it gives you something to start with.
Scorpio bearing oil
Bearings R2zz and R2-5zz from rcbearing.co.uk
Traxxas E-Clips/ C-Rings Z-TRX1633