KDE Announces New Brushless Motor for Heavy Lift Drones

By Mike Ball / 05 Jan 2016
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KDE Brushless MotorKDE Direct, a provider of motors and electronics for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has announced the release of its new flagship technology product, the 8218XF-120 (HE) Multi-Rotor Brushless Motor. Specifically designed for commercial and industrial applications, the 8218XF-120 has the strength and technology necessary for heavy lift operations.

The 8218XF-120 (HE) Multi-Rotor Brushless Motor incorporates a KDE Direct patent pending bearing layout, using both “angular-contact” bearing and radial-contact ball bearings, in a proprietary arrangement for long life, extremely low vibration and high smoothness. The 8218XF-120 is a large motor designed to accommodate very high thrust and continuous heavy-lift multi-rotor drone missions.


Material: Neodymium N45UH, 120Kv
Models: Universal mounting pattern provides simple installation for a wide range of multi-rotor and UAS applications: M5 x ф40mm, M5 x ф55mm and M6 x ф55mm.
Finish: Clear anodize, mirror-polish CNC gloss endbells | Black electro-plate, CNC gloss central core (flux ring)
Accommodates propeller sizes up to 32”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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