In the world of drones there are two basic types of motors that one needs to be aware of. The two motors are differentiated in terms of their performance and usability. In this article we will be discussing the Brushed motor and the Outrunner Brushless motor.
The brushed motor is essential a coreless motor that is usually used in drones that fall under the category toy-grade. The toy-grade drones are compact and have a very low shelf life. It is quite easy to know if you have a coreless drone; coreless drones are usually quite small and are a little larger than the size of your palm. Coreless or brushed drones last for about 6 hours, but there is a way to make them last longer. Considering that the biggest archnemesis of coreless drones is the heat that is produced as a result of running the motor; we suggest that for the first few times, you fly the drone on low throttle. The premise is to get the motor used to flight. Anyone who has gotten a new bike would tell you that it is important to not throttle too much in the beginning so as to improve the mileage that the bike offers. We also suggest that if you are going for a toy-grade drone; buy one that has a rechargeable or removable battery. Drones that have rechargeable batteries or replaceable batteries tend to be more expensive than regular toy-grade drones.
2. Outrunner Brushless
If you are in the market for a drone that is going to last for years, then we suggest you buy one with a brushless motor. Drones with brushless motors tend to be a lot more powerful and sturdy than drones with brushed motors. The brushless motors negate the effect of heat and at the most the heat will cause a dip in performance. At the most there will be a dip in performance if the heat is too much and the performance will return to normal once the motor cools down. The brushed motors cannot have flights lasting for longer than 6 minutes but the brushless motor can be operated for a long stretch of time. The longevity in flight time makes these drones perfect for commercial applications and for surveillance purposes. The one big drawback to having a drone with brushless motor is the initial investment that you will be required to make. But in the long run, the money that you shell out for a drone with a brushless motor will be worth it. To improve the functioning of the motor we suggest that you lubricate the motor regularly so as to enhance its performance and the other suggestion is that you keep the motor clean and devoid of debris.