Real talk, I can’t deny that his motors are larger, plain and simple. That will mean with 2 motors, he will likely win the race. He chose to go 2 mm short than us on stator length, but somewheres between 5-8mm wider in stator diameter. This means he has more space for copper, which means more torque, plain and simple.
However, like I said in the other thread, we all have our unique selling points. For us, you can request custom kv’s if you want a particular top speed, which no one else is offering. We believe we have the best mechanical design, and are the only one’s using a 12mm axle. We’re also cheaper than our competition. The carvons are using a very similar sized stator to us, so I think those will be the best for us to race in a 2wd setup.
We also have the most thane for any in wheel hub motor. Over 20mm on all sides of the can with an 83mm wheel and even more when we do the 90mm wheels. Not much less than a normal 83mm wheel as is.
The carvons are outside of the wheel, so you have a full wheel, but theres downsides to this approach too.
With the raptor 2 motors, your limited to only 11mm of thane on most of the wheel. But they replace the thane with more motor, so… It’s all about trade offs. I believe the raptor 2 motors are more than what most need in terms of power. Heck, I think these new motors are more than most will need in terms of power. It’s just, we needed something large enough to not overheat, lol. Since he wanted to seal the motor, he had to make the motor bigger to have the same cooling effect as our motors, which are not sealed. Again, trade offs, that end customers need to decide on.
I think who has the best is too subjective at this point. They are all good, you can’t go wrong with any of these three options. But we will always strive to be the best. We’re not done designing even more power motors either. For those who want even more power, we will bring back the 3x long motors. It will happen in due time, once we get the first 100 batch hopefully sometime early next month. We’ll use the little profits we are making to get the 3x long design modified, and into production