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>> Home > Forum > Electrical Related > Brushless in or out
Brushless in or out
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 185
18th May 2017 08:05  
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Brushless motors.

Just a question about them.. What is the real difference between an inrunner and an outrunner ?

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1301
18th May 2017 08:30  
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Hi Sonar,
Check this out


some good info for us 'Brushless beginners!'. I asked me the same question a few weeks ago and, amongst others, found the above.
Cheers Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1525
18th May 2017 09:24  
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Hi Sonar
Inrunner brushless have an outer case which remains static just like a brushed motor.
Outrunner brushless have an outer case that revolves around the central core which remains static.
The revolving outrunner case forms a flywheel which is beneficial when driving a model boat prop where the water resistance is greater than a plane propeller in air.
The effect lessens with larger motors used say for fast speed boats.

That link appears to be to a file somewhere but there is no url.


Live long and prosper

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1301
18th May 2017 09:50  
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Ooops! Yep I had saved the page!
Here's the link.

For big 'eavy boats an advantage of outrunners is the high tork at low revs 😉 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 104
18th May 2017 23:46  
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Hi Sonar,
I prefer to use outrunners whenever possible as they do not require additional cooling. The down side is you need to have space around the motor.

Happy sailing.


Forum Posts: 85
19th May 2017 09:09  
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Hi Sonar
I have used both in boats and with no watercooling.
No problems with both types.
The in runners are good for replacing brush motors as the 35mm brushless motor are the same bolt holes as the 540 brush motors.
My first brushless was a Trackstar 17T 2400kv into an old rc car,
90watts to 550 watts, turn it into an insane rocket.
The main brushless motors we use in the boating club are Hobbyking 3639 750 and 1100kv, 3648 1450kv and the outrunner D3548 1100kv with a 2 blade 40-50mm props.
ESC's are the car 60 and 100 amp which handle 2S to 4S Lipo batteries.