Motors, Engines and Speed Controllers

With our wide selection of motors and regulators for electric, nitro and gasoline cars, drones, helicopters and boats, there is certainly something for everyone.

Electric motor vs. combustion engine

There are two different types of RC motors: electric motors and combustion engines. The advantages of the electric motor are that it is cheaper, "cleaner", less maintenance intensive and it accelerates faster. Negative to mention is the relatively short run time, since they are operated with batteries. This is also associated with waiting time until the batteries are recharged. The combustion engines score in the longer runtime and the more authentic sound, weak points are the more expensive purchase price of the vehicle and that fuel must be bought for it. For beginners, combustion engines are only partially suitable because they are generally faster and more difficult to control.

Electric motors and regulators

The electric motors differ in brushless and brushed. There is a separate controller for each of the two motor types. Without a regulator, the engine would either not move or full throttle when turned on. Brushed motors and regulators are indeed cheap to buy, but also less powerful and do not last so long. Brushless motors, are very powerful, fast and have a long product life. While brushless motors and the matching ESCs do not have a real expiration date, the brushed equivalents will wear off the coals and anchors depending on usage. Visually, the brushless motor is recognized by its closed motor housing and the three outgoing cables, while the brushmotor has ventilation holes and only two motor cables.

Upgrade via programming card

If you want to buy a brushless motor, you have a few options. First, you should choose a brand. If you want to upgrade, you should buy a combo brushless motor, brushless controller, and a programming card. The programming card is a useful accessory that facilitates settings and allows you to easily change your preferences.

Engine power

The performance of brushless motors is marked with a four-digit number followed by "kV" and a single-digit number followed by "T". KV stands for the number of revolutions per minute per volt. The larger this number, the faster the vehicle drives. If you want your car to drive offroad, it is important that you choose an engine with the correct "T", "T" should be higher, and "kV" lower; using your vehicle on the road it should be the other way around. This statement means: the less T the higher the final speed and vice versa the more force. For example, with a 6000kv brushless motor you need 5.5T to 8T for the road and at least 8.5T for offroad. For terrain is a 4000kV engine with 8.5T, which brings it to about 55km/h.