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Old Jan 18, 2014, 06:24 AM
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Antony (France)
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Hi Phil
Same for me
I have tested a lot of motors
I am measuring Rm @ 20C, Io, rpmo no load (with Medusa rpm phase sensor and optical tach) for several voltages with several ESC (usually low timing 5-10deg)
Generally I find Kv higher than in the specs.
(using the formula Kv = rpm / (V - Rm Io)
It arrives exceptionnally that I find very close results.
My advice is for any hobbyist to check no load rpm when testing a new motor
The V/rpm (generator mode) is a better way to compare two motors
Be careful with tach measurements (sometimes tach is giving false values)
Take several readings
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