Originally Posted by RedStarArmy
Ok, will stay tuned for a few more opinions before I choose a motor.
Flop has sage advice, careful with "Published" specs. They rarely tell the real story. I bench test everything and find this is the only way to really know what is and will be going on.
If you want bang for the buck it is hard to beat the BP2217-8 from BP Hobbies at $25, This motor pulls a solid 52 ounces thrust on 3 cell with a 10x4.7 prop. If this doesn't fully satisfy, the SonicElectric 2820-1050 (Which is actually a 2220 size) pulls a solid 57 ounces thrust on the same prop but out accellerates the BP about 2 to 1 (accelleration is important for uber 3D!). It will also run a good 500 RPM higher. It's $35 and the only motors I have found that come close to this performance are at least $20 more. The SonicElectric does have some quality issues but these can be resolved.
Sorry for the delayed response, I'm currently in Italy with Medievil access to the internet.