What's the difference between the single-rotor motor series and the multi-rotor motor Series?KDE Direct offers two different types of motors (single-rotor motors which are shaft drive and multi-rotor motors which are direct drive).
Can I use single-rotor motors for fixed wing applications?
The single rotor motor series was originally designed with the intention of using gear boxes to reduce the nominal 16,000-24,000 RPM speed to a lower head speed of 3,000-4,000 RPM on RC helicopters and other geared applications. KDE Direct doesn't sell an adapter for mounting propellers to the single-rotor motor shaft. A yoke and collet style propeller adapter would be required for fixed wing applications. However, directly attaching propellers to the single-rotor motors shaft will reduce the efficiency since drag increases with the higher RPM. By gearing the motor, it reduces speed and increases the torque. Please see our gearing recommendations for the single-rotor motors we sell.