nerdnic | Bench Test - NTM 3536 1800kv 4s/6s

by nerdnic | October 19, 2016 | (0) Posted in Reviews

Hi Friends! Time for some bench testing!

You might remember this motor from the FT speed challenge episode ( where David pushes his Spitfire over 100mph. I ordered this motor the moment I saw this episode and have been trying to push it to the limits ever since. What you’re about to see is not a normal test. I’m not interested in finding the longevity sweet spot with some stale 3w per gram formula.

I have one goal in mind, how far can I push this motor?


NTM 3536 1800kv


Turnigy nano-tech 1550mah 6S 65c
Graphene 2200mAh 4S 65C 



  6S 4S
VOLTS            3.58             3.85
WATTS 1471 1244
AMPS 67 79
RPM 31500 21100
MPH 186 140
TEMP 101 106

This motor is a beast! I run it on my 800mm planes with the 4s 7x7 setup and get over 120mph. I was really blown away by the level of performance the 6s setup produced. I can’t wait to try this on my upcoming nnHotliner design.

Do you have a motor you’d like to see me test? Leave a comment and let me know! Until then, I’ll see you next time!


JDill on October 22, 2016
Always nice to see motor tests as a guideline for use on future projects. Thanks!
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raydar on October 24, 2016
Nerdnic, can you clarify the significance of the voltage value in the table above? Near as I can determine it must be the voltage drop across the entire pack when under full throttle load due to the pack's internal resistance or maybe not. You tell me, please.
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nerdnic on October 25, 2016
This is correct. The reason for including it is to show how the battery itself is holding up in these tests. If you took the same motor and prop I'm testing with but used a more powerful, (or weaker) battery, every other data point would also change. This is important because when you actually use this setup your performance will vary unless you're using the same battery as I am here.
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Air-headed Aviator on October 25, 2016
My current favorite motor being tested! Thanks for doing the bench test so I don't have to, its good to see in what way this motor may affect my aircraft, and seeing this I have a good understanding on the kind of performance I may get.
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nerdnic | Bench Test - NTM 3536 1800kv 4s/6s