Review: Rotor Riot Hypetrain Blaster 2207 2450KV Motor

The Hypetrain Blaster 2207 2450KV motor is not just a freestyle mini quad motor, it’s a motor replacement program!

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Where to Buy?

What’s in the Box?

  • Motor
  • 4x M3 5mm bolts
  • Prop nut
  • Motor wires length: 11cm
  • Weight: 37.5g with wires

Closer Look

“Gold” plated black steel motor bell.

The top of the motor bell is made from aluminum with a matte finish. From the top it like a Radiation Hazard symbol.

It uses hollow steel shaft that is held in place by a hex screw at the bottom, instead of C-clip, for easy self-service

The Blaster 2207 uses naked bottom design. The air gap (between stator and magnets) is what I would consider medium. When spun by hand it’s pretty smooth, not notchy at all, which is a common quality you would look for in freestyle motors.

There is epoxy glue at the base of the motor wires, minimizes the chance of breaking the windings inside the motor in hard crashes.

Motor mount is 16x16mm.

Why Are They So Expensive?

At the time of posting, the Hypetrain Blaster 2207 motor retails for $26.95 a piece, Although Rotor Riot is considered by some people a premium brand, there is another reason for the high price.

When you buy the Blaster motor, you are automatically covered by their “Fly Hard Replacement Program”.

Say if you damaged your Blaster motor(s), you could submit a claim and get a discount for a new one ($16.95 off last I checked). I am not going to repeat how the program works, because obviously the terms and conditions might change. Take a look here for more detail if you want.

It seems to be a pretty good idea if you are someone who constantly pushing the limit and breaking gears. At the moment you can get replacement from shops in the US, UK and Germany, so shipping should be fast enough for Europe and North America (if they have stock).

People who never break motors might find this less appealing. I wish they had an option on the product page to let users opt out if they wish to save a few dollars.

I can see how this “replacement program” would lock customers into a single motor or brand, which might or might not be a good thing. Being consistent with your gear is good, but the cost of trying a different motor or brand increases (because you would have already spent extra on the Blaster).

And interestingly, there is an “End Date” to the program which is October 20th 2019…. Well, I better get out there flying and try to break those motors before it’s too late? :D

Each motor has a serial number printed on the motor mount, this is to identify if your motor is genuine and can only be used once for claiming replacement discount. I think my numbers are exposed somewhere in these pictures, if you can spot it you can have it, I don’t mind :) But is this a flaw? It’s so easy to “steal” someone else’s serial numbers.

Testing

I will be using these motors in the next build, along with some other new parts I am currently reviewing. The build log will be coming later this month :) The testing and photo taking are going to take a lot of time!

2 thoughts on “Review: Rotor Riot Hypetrain Blaster 2207 2450KV Motor

  1. Yancy Bright

    Wouldn’t it be easier to just register the motors online? That way it would be more difficult to steal them as the shipping destination would differ from the one registered.

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