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How do you figure out which motors to use for your UAV?

N.B.: This applies particularly to drones, and to a lesser extent to helicopters. Airplanes are a totally different field and would require a separate answer. Obviously the more power per weight... ...
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Can motors be "too big" for any reason?

Power systems should be balanced. If you fit motors that can handle more power than the battery can provide, you're just adding unnecessary weight. That weight will reduce performance in all areas. ...
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How do you figure out which motors to use for your UAV?

Choosing the right motor can be a challenge. Unfortunately, the short answer to your question is no, there is not a simple formula for choosing a motor for a UAV. It's going to take some research ...
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How to decide drone motors?

This is an age old problem, there is no solution, only methodology. First, your budget is a HUGE constraint. To build a drivetrain, without years of experience, is very difficult, I doubt you will ...
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How do you figure out which motors to use for your UAV?

Look at lots of other people's builds of the same size to help you decide. There is a range of different motors for each propeller size and weight class. Racing quadcopters usually have a thrust to ...
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Can motors be "too big" for any reason?

As far as I am aware, the main reason that giant motors aren't used on relatively small drones is power consumption. For example, look at an average 5'' drone using 2207 motors. In most cases, a 2207 ...
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