CL-0820-17 "Dark Edition" coreless motor (speed: insane)

The CL-0820-17 "Dark Edition" - the benchmark in the Micro Copter Universe!


  • speed: 17.000K
  • operating voltage: 1.5-3.7V
  • max. static thrust: 40g (direct drive, Hubsan X4 propeller)
  • 3.2A max. load current at 3.7V  (Hubsan X4 propeller)
  • factory lifetime rating: 5-6 hours
  • can diameter: 8.5mm
  • can length: 20mm
  • shaft diameter: 1mm
  • shaft length: 5mm
  • weight: 4.9g 
  • wire length: 8cm
  • plug: Micro-JST-1.25
  • housing: dark anodised
recommended propeller size: 55mm
larger propellers (e.g. 66mm Parrot props) will overheat this motor quickly, and power consumption will go through the roof.

These motors do not include pinions!! For Alias Plug'n'Play motors with pinions, please click here.

All motor packs contain equal amounts of clockwise and counter clockwise motors. To maximize performance and life span, don't run them in reverse! 

Motor rotation and correct polarity is indicated by the wire color:
clockwise: red +, blue -
counter clockwise: white +, black -

Customer Reviews

Based on 195 reviews
No pinion gears, no pigtails

The motors arrived fine but they didn't come wit pinion gears and the wires are to short so now I have to figure out how to connect them to my latest alias quad not happy at all !

Sorry for that, Leonard! I wrote in the description that these motors have no pinions, the video shows a small quad, and I link the Alias motors: If you can sort out the wiring, I can sent you a set of pinions are easy to install without tools. If not, Im happy to replace the motors for a set of dedicated Alias motors for you.
Impressive performance!! Stock motors don't even compare

Against Benedikts better advice, I bought a set of these for a Vusion House Racer, which is 70 grams RTF and definitely a little heavy for these motors. I'm an FPV newbie so I don't fly super hard, but the difference between these and stock is awesome. The stock motors are enough for moderate indoor flying but outside it felt underpowered. Outdoor is now much stronger and the agility at speed is excellent. No more wobbling when trying to maneuver agressively. I now have the ability to cut the throttle and let it drop 4-5 feet and then instantly pull out and maintain altitude. With the stock motors, there simply was no way to loose altitude quickly. The stock props are 61 mm and are a bit big for the dark edition motors so I substituted them for Helimax 1SQ props which are 55 mm props. I removed the motor retaining caps (not needed since the prop gaurds pinch the motors in place) which allowed them to run cool enough on a slightly heavier 8.5 mm drone. I also replaced the losi style connectors with micro deans. The house racer is now more a playground hot rod and surprisingly, it seems the motors do not run extremely hot despite the weight. I kind of want to buy a Latrax Alias just to install a set of these bad boys!

Thats a lot for that review buddy! Going where no propellerhead has gone before, thats the spirit :D
broken motor

I gave it 1 star because when i received them in the mail, one of the motors did not work at all. I was very upset being my very first order with this company so I did not contact yous about the matter and just left it alone.

That terrible to hear John! Dry your tears, take a deep breath, and then please let us know the wire color of that motor. Will replace it for you asap!
CL-0820-17 "Dark Edition" coreless motors (speed: insane)

They work fine, but for better punch choose the -18's

Can't Go Back

This is how my micro quad is supposed to fly!

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