I did some basic testing today with one of the RCTimer 5010 motors in connection with a 16x6 wooden prop I purchased off of Ebay. The prop was purchased for this reason only and was never intended to be used on a flight copter. Well, I am less then happy with the results and extremely happy I did not purchase those very expensive Carbon Fiber props now being sold by RCTimer. For the life of me, unless the CF props are extremely efficient and the copter is abnormally light, I just do not see getting the extended flight times now being reported.
In this test (not the most accurate), the amperage was about 8 amps on a 3S battery. This yield about 15.8 ounces of thrust at about 1.5ms PWM. I like using 1.5ms because that is about mid-stick and where I like to have my copters hover at. So for the sake of conversation, lets use a typical quad, so that would be four times 8 amps or 32 amps to yield about four pounds of thrust. Using a 5000mah battery (Assuming we would run it completely dead), that would net a flight time of about 9.375 minutes. I just don't get it.