This motor has been very carefully optimized for use with 4.8-5.3" props on full 5” quads. The most notable performance benefits are improved low throttle management and easier altitude control compared to typical 5” sized motors. Otherwise, it is a powerful motor that performs exceptionally well on any general ~5” platform.
Today’s typical GoPro Hero carrying quad with DJI HD FPV is usually ~700-760g AUW on 6S. In the past, ~570-640g AUW was typical with a GoPro Session on 4S-6S and analog. These motors are designed to perform well with the increased load of a Hero camera but if the quad has an AUW below ~670g, the performance is exceptional. Because these motors are designed for medium to med-high load setups, it is recommended to run no less than 5S 1200mah or 6S 1100mah in order to optimize battery performance. Under high speed/high stress flying, 5S 1350mah and 6S 1250mah minimum is recommended. We recommend the highest C batteries available from any given company.
Your prop choice is entirely personal however the recent trend is to use lower load props that continue working well into the higher RPM range. We are working on a specially tuned 5.25” prop to better manage the higher weight quads we run today but for now, our favorite prop is the Gemfan 51433 because of it’s excellent balance of efficiency, response and control.
We always attempt to deliver the best value we can and for this reason, there are two versions of this motor. Both versions are built to the same high spec but come from different manufacturers. The white version also has a unique cosmetic look that is more expensive to manufacture. Again, both are quality made, one just comes from a manufacturer that is more cost effective at manufacturing volume. This specific size motor is less common in general so it costs more to produce. The functional difference between the two motors is that the Imperial version is flush mount while the green version has a protruding screw on it's base.
We’ve been working on this motor for well over a year and spent a lot of time and money making loads of prototypes. We won’t be disclosing the size or intricacies of the motor in an attempt to slow down the copying. Compared to a typical 2306, this motor stator is 18% larger by volume and has 16% greater surface area. The overall motor weight is similar to that of a 2306. Nothing specific was done to reduce the weight of these motors. They're built as durable as you would expect any 2306 to be. They are however wider so that alone makes the larger bell more susceptible to getting knocked.