What Motor Should I Use in My RC Car?

When it comes to choosing a motor for your RC car, there are a few things to consider. First, you need to think about the type of motor you want.

There are brushed and brushless motors, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Brushed motors are cheaper and easier to maintain, but they tend to wear out faster and have lower top speeds. Brushless motors are more expensive but have higher top speeds and greater efficiency.

The next factor to consider is the size of the motor. The size of the motor will determine how much power it can deliver, which is important if you want your RC car to be fast. Smaller motors will provide less power than larger ones, so if speed is your goal then you should go with a larger motor.

Another factor you should think about is the voltage of the motor. Higher voltage motors will provide more power but they also require higher voltage batteries, which can be more expensive. Lower voltage motors will be cheaper but may not provide enough power for your needs.

Finally, you should consider the cost of the motor. Cheaper motors may seem appealing at first but they tend to have lower build quality and may not last as long as more expensive ones. It’s important to balance cost against quality when making your decision.


When choosing a motor for your RC car, it’s important to consider all factors such as type (brushed vs brushless), size, voltage, and cost. If speed is your goal then you should opt for a larger brushless motor that runs on a high-voltage battery.

However, if budget is an issue then a smaller brushed motor with a lower voltage battery might be more suitable. Ultimately it all depends on what type of performance you’re looking for in an RC car – so make sure to do plenty of research before making your final decision!

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Stephen Dunn