The development of Precision Aerobatics new Thrust® motors has followed our traditional design philosophy employed in our aircraft; which is doing things better. Thrust® motor is one of the coolest running high
performance, high-torque and high efficiency brushless motor ever produced to date.
*provided sufficient airflow is permitted.
A little background
For a number of years, modelers have accepted the notion that in order to attain top notch performance, one has to run outrunner motors to the extreme limit with the risk of overheating. In fact, heat has become inevitable part of contemporary high performance Brushless Motors and nothing much could be done about it.
However heat is one of the main contributors to premature magnet deterioration and bearing failures leading to permanent performance degradation over time or even dangerous and catastrophic destruction due to thrown magnets.
In order to avoid unwanted heat damaging the motor, some modelers have resorted to over sizing their motors. This in turn increases the all up weight and thereby affecting wing loading and flight performance. There seems to be a no win situation and the only way to enjoy this wonderful hobby is to accept the seemingly hopeless compromise.
Motor power has always been quoted in Watts, but heat is Watts too. So, the real question is “Are all the quoted Watts being used to drive the motor, or is there a significant amount of Watts wasted in heat? To answer that just touch your motor immediately after flight and if it is hot enough to burn your finger, THAT is where the Watts went as opposed to driving your airplane.
We at PA understood that without effectively eliminating heat, all the good motor attributes already available in our motors and as well as others, contributes very little to the motor’s overall performance in service because heat building up under load means loss of efficiency, and eventually leads to detrimental effects in the electro-magnetic properties of the motor. These effects cause significant deterioration of power, thrust and eventually flight times.
We set a target to make a high performance, extreme thrust motor, which is light, runs cool and efficient for maximum flight time, is made of highest grade materials and features precision engineering and machining.
This led to rethinking the design of current brushless outrunners, their strengths and limitations and thus led to the development of a completely new line of PA Thrust® motors.