Le Drib is a popular FPV blogger and a member of Rotor Riot team with a unique and recognizable style. Le Drib edition motor is based on the original Rotor Riot Hypetrain but has higher KV and custom look.
- Kv: 2650
- Stator diameter: 23 mm
- Stator height: 6 mm
- Weight: 30 grams
- Wire Length: 100 mm
- Shaft size: M5
- Mounting Screw Pattern: 16×16 mm
- Input Voltage: 3-5S
- 1x Hypetrain Le Drib 2306 2650KV Motor
- 1x M5 Nylock Propeller Nut
- 4x M3 Mounting Screws
Initial Thoughts of the Hypetrain Le Drib Motors
First thing I noticed right away was how shiny this motor is. Stator is silver with orange/beige side including Le Drib logo and motor specification markings. Windings are sliver with a little bit of gold cast. The whole combination looks pretty impressive and kind of…beautiful compared to other motors I have seen. Silicone motor wires are good quality: not too hard, not too soft.
16 mm x 16 mm mount holes spacing allows for installation on older frames as well. In my case I’ve installed motors on my 5” Alien which actually has extra set of holes on arms to fit that exact mounting holes pattern.
There is no more much hated C-clip at the bottom of the shaft. Instead we have a hex screw that can be easily removed to lift the bell for cleaning for instance. No more messing around with problematic C-clips. Screw is made from a hard material, so the thread cannot be accidentally damaged when unscrewing it with bigger force.
Motors are “bottomless”. It is a recent trend in motor manufacturing. Lack of bottom helps with motor cooling and makes it lighter. It’s also easier to insect windings.
In hand motors spun smoothly with moderate resistance on magnets.
Test flight was done on my 5” Alien MrSteele Edition, with full KISS V2 gear, Cyclone 5046 propellers and Turnigy Graphene 1300mah 4S LiPo. Le Dribs replaced Lumenier RX2206 2350kv motors I had fitted there before. This quad is my favorite freestyle machine that performed very smooth on old Lumeniers – perfect rig for testing Le Drib motors.
During test flight I noticed how much top end of throttle those motors had compared to old Lumeniers. It was like a day and night difference. Low end performance was also satisfactory. Quad felt snappy, with the right amount of punch to fly high above the trees and to do a quick power loop for instance.
Higher KV does wonders when it comes to how snappy quad feels in the air, but at cost of shorter battery life when pushed hard. It wasn’t really that much of a case with Le Drib motors. I watched amperage in OSD during the flight and on average it was hitting nearly 50A above 70% throttle. During cruise (30-50% throttle) it was around 20A on average. When flying a mixture of fast moves and cruising moments I managed to get around 3 minutes on 1300mah 4S pack which was actually on pair with Lumenier RX2206 2350kv – very impressive.
Below DVR frame from the approach to landing with 1300mah 4S lipo.
– Smooth performance
– Right amount of torque for freestyle flying
– Pretty efficient despite higher KV
– Signal wires could have been longer
– Color scheme might not be to everyone’s taste
Hypetrain Le Drib motor was exactly how I would expect the freestyle motor to perform in terms of torque, but also how smooth footage it produced. It is definitely a good option for those who want to have a snappy flying quad but without compromising a lot of battery life.
Did I fly like Le Drib when using his motors? Not really, but I tried!