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Old 05-26-2019, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default lightning and xts . whats the difference

i am considering getting a logo 700 (my first 700) and i notice that there is a choice of motor , 1 scorpion and 2 x nova's one xts and one lightening , the lightening and the scorpion are about the same price the xts i a bit cheaper ,i'm not a smack flyer but a 56 year old 3d wannabe . whats the difference between the 2 x nova's . and i know this isn't the place to ask but for my application which would be the best motor (scorpion or x nova)
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The only difference between the two Xnova motors in the stator lamination thickness. On the lightning they are 0.15mm thick rather than 0.2mm on the XTS (and the Scorpion).
Thinner laminations reduce magnetic eddy currents in the core, which in theory this makes it a little more efficient, especially at low power (at high power it becomes insignificant). I very much doubt if in practice you would notice any difference to be honest as any differences there are will be in the very small % value, but I've not actually compared them myself.
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According to Bert and Kyle in their BK Podcast, the Lightning series offers a performance improvement over the XTS series, but that this improved performance may be too small go be noticed by the majority of pilots.
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the XTS 4525-530 10P motor in mine... It rocks the Logo 700.

Like the others said, I don't think you would notice a difference.

I'd HIGHLY recommend it.
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I was asking myself 'what's the difference' the other day when researching a new motor. Long story short, the the regular Xnova line is like a 'V1', the XTS was the 'V2', and the Lightning series is the 'V3'.

I honestly don't think 99% of heli fliers will notice the difference between the XTS series and the Lightening series as the changes are so minimal.

Additionally, the XTS series is quite a bit cheaper than the Lightening series if that factors into the equation for anyone.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the XTS in my kraken. Flies great
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I am looking at a motor for a Kraken build and am trying to figure out what motor to buy. I'm not a 3D pilot, more of a sport pilot. Is the 4525 the way to go or can I get enough out of a 4030/4035?


Next is what ESC would be enough? Do i need a 200A or will a 130 hold up?
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I am looking at a motor for a Kraken build and am trying to figure out what motor to buy. I'm not a 3D pilot, more of a sport pilot. Is the 4525 the way to go or can I get enough out of a 4030/4035?


Next is what ESC would be enough? Do i need a 200A or will a 130 hold up?
I would definitely stay with a 4525. I wouldn't go any smaller, and a larger 4530 size motor isn't needed. If you are looking to save some money, look at the Xnova 4525-530 XTS instead of the 4525-530 Lightning. The XTS is about $70 less than the Lightning.

Regarding an ESC, a 130A would be fine. I can personally recommend the HobbyWing 130A and the Scorpion Tribunus 130A. Both are more than adequate.

Good luck!
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