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Old Apr 01, 2015, 09:47 PM
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I have 4 AXI motors bought years ago. I Quit using them because lighter and more powerful motors became available from Asia like Scorpion. I found these to be fragile and are now discontinued for spares. Now I'm thinking about using them again because the much lighter Lipos have replaced the very heavy nicads. That shows how old they are. Sizes are 2808/20, 2814/12, 2820/12 and 2826/12.

Are the latest Gold series the same as these or have they been up graded to more amps and better magnetics. These motors are really heavy.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 02:59 AM
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I got my first AXI, a 2826/12, about 11 years ago, and it's still going strong. It wasn't labelled "gold", though it's gold colour. I suspect the "gold" name is to differentiate them from the "silver" models they introduced in some sizes. They seem to have a slightly different kV from their gold equivalents, and I believe I read that their bearings are inferior quality. I've had two silver 2212/20 motors in my TwinStar for some eight years now, and did replace the bearings in one of them when it developed some play.

Generally speaking, all else being equal, a heavier motor can handle more watts, which is why AXI have a reputation for being robust. I have experimented with a couple of other motor brands, but always come back to AXI. A large Hyperion I use has a prop shaft which seems to bend whenever I have a noseover on landing -- even though no damage to the model itself. And an EnErG motor which I use as a substitute for an AXI 2826/12 in another model is no lighter and hardly any cheaper than the AXI.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 07:49 AM
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AXI motortype is produced by -> English.
Lots of info on their page.

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