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Apex Pro Series AXP/2822/1450 Brushless Outrunner

The Airtek Apex Pro Series Motors have been developed from our hugely popular original Apex series with a host of refinements plus a redesigned can to allow for either front or rear mounting. These motors provide the modeller with the best value outrunners you can buy. Notice the word value, for although these motors may be budget priced the specification is certainly anything but. Featuring CNC machined aviation grade aluminium cases, EZO Japanese bearings (generally considered to be the best miniature bearings available), 0.2mm silicon-steel stators and a host of other quality features. These smooth running, rugged motors are built to give a long trouble free life.

We achieve these fabulous prices by being a first tier supplier, these are manufactured to our specifications and only available here - no middleman - so you get the best for much less!

What you Get

bullet 1 x Apex Pro AXP/2822/1450 Brushless Outrunner Motor with Pre-Soldered 3.5mm Bullet Connectors

bullet 1 x Flat Black Anodised Alloy Cross Mount

bullet 4 x Mount Screws

bullet 1 x Prop driver assembly and screw set

bullet 1 x Instruction Sheet

Dimensions and Diagrams

Technical Specifications

Maximum Power (Watts): 160*
KV (RPMv):1450
Continuous Current (A) 11.6
Maximum Current 60 seconds maximum (A) 14.7
Recommended ESC 20A **
Resistance: 0.112(Ω)
Idle Current: 0.5A
Cells Lipo: 2-3
Cells Nixxx: 6-9
Weight: 39g
Prop Range: 8x6/7x4 ***

* These are the MAXIMUM Watts the motor is capable of attaining and not what you will normally get in a real life situation. The cell count and C rating of the battery will both have an effect on the Watts attainable. An average sport lipo can lose around 1 volt per cell under load and this must be factored in when calculating the realistic maximum watts you can attain. The calculation for Watts is Volts x Amps. Let us take the AX/2836/1120 as an example when run with a 3 cell battery. The nominal voltage for a 3 cell lipo is 11.1v. However if we take the rule of thumb of a loss under load of 1v per cell that would make a voltage of 8.1v for our calculation (11.1v - 1.0v - 1.0v -1.0v = 8.1v). Looking along the table the recommended CONTINUOUS Current is 22.0A. Therefore our calculation would be 8.1(v) x 22.0(a) = 178Watts on 3 cell. To calculate the Watts on 4 cell it would be 10.8(v) x22.0A =238W. If you use a higher C rate battery that loses less voltage under load then these figures can be improved on. Lets take the 3 cell figure again but assume there is no voltage loss under load then the calculation would be 11.1(v) x 22.0a =244Watts. In truth most set ups will fall somewhere between these figures, and will of course be greatly affected by propeller choice.

** Recommended ESCs shown are based on you keeping within the operating parameters and specifications. Where space and weight permit consider using an ESC with a higher rating than recommended (i.e. where a 30A is shown fit a 40A) to give plenty of leeway.

*** Props are shown as a guidance/starting point. The prop is the single most important variable on your brushless system. The loading on your motor, and parameters such as AMP draw are (in broad terms) determined by the prop. A higher Kv motor will spin a smaller prop at higher revs, and a lower Kv motor will spin a larger (and generally more efficient) prop at lower revs. Props from different manufacturers with the same size can give very different readings (which can easily be determined by the use of a wattmeter), so experiment to find the best combination for your model. As a very general rule of thumb where the specified prop is, for instance, an 11x5 and you wish to swing a 10” diameter but want to retain the approximate same load on your motor you would compensate for the loss of diameter with an increase in pitch, so from 11” to 10”, and 5” to 6” i.e. your 11x5” would be substituted by a 10” x 6”. With folding props allow for the diameter of spinner used. An increase in spinner diameter effectively means an increase in prop diameter which must be factored in when choosing a prop size. Always remember, less cells = larger prop, more cells = smaller prop, so smaller prop sizes quoted are for the largert voltage (cell count battery) the motor is capable of using and vice versa.

Models this motor is suitable for

Light Trainers/Gliders: <850g

Sport/Aerobatic: <580g

3D/Extreme Aerobatics <330g

A very common question asked about brushless motors is what weight of model they will power. Again, there are so many variables with model design that a definitive answer can’t always be given. We have provided 3 broad categories of models and quoted an approximate average weight of model the motor, when propped correctly, will fly well. However, these are mathematical calculations and do not take into account the type of model and the motor that would be most efficient. For instance you may have a glider weighing 1200g so looking at the Apex comparison chart the AX/2826/2200 would seem a good choice. The sums are correct but this is totally the most unsuitable motor for this type of model because it is a High kv motor which spins a small prop at high RPM which is exactly what you don’t want for this type of model. So do use this as a guide but bear in ming you need to select a motor that is suited to the type of model it is intended for.

I.C Engine Equivalent

This motor is a very approximate equivalent of a .06-.09 Glow Motor

Electric motors and i.c. engines are two completely different forms of propulsion and as such direct comparisons are often not the most appropriate way of selecting a motor. However we appreciate that brushless motor sizes are very confusing for those coming over from i.c. powered models so have included this information to give you a general approximation. Electric motors are much more flexible than i.c. engines, being able to utilise a broader range of props. It is possible to choose a motor that turns a same size prop at the same revs as an i.c. engine, but you will get a much better performance if you utilise the flexibility of brushless motors correctly.

Manuals and Support


Please Note: The motor comes with all the parts listed in the Accessory Pack below so there is no need to order
the pack at the same time unless you need them as spares.


Brushless Motor Accessory Pack for Airtek APEX Pro 2822, 2826 and 2830 and 2836 Series Motors
Includes Cross Mount, Front prop driver unit with spinner nut and washer, and Motor/Mount attachement screws.
To fit APEX Pro 2822, 2826 and 2830 and 2836 Series Motors


3.17 mm Alloy Collet Type Prop Shaft Adaptor HMPA17
Completely new design, precision CNC machined extra strong collet type prop adaptor. Makes a great replacement for the flimsy items supplied with some motors!


Shaft for Airtek APEX Pro Series 2822 Motors

Spare shaft fits all Airtek APEX Pro 2822 series brushless outrunners.

37mm x 3.175mm


Circlip for 3.175mm Shafts BMC01

Supplied in pack of three.


The specifications above are supplied in good faith. As with all electric systems there are multiple combinations of Motor/ESC/Props and Batteries available, the change and variation of any of these (even the same size/specification from different manufacturers) will have an effect on the parameters/performance you can expect. We STRONGLY recommend the use of a wattmeter. These relatively inexpensive devices will not only bring some science into your hobby, allowing you to optimise your set up for better performance and duration, but will check if you are running within the limits of your equipment. Your first fried motor or burnt ESC will pay for a wattmeter! If you don’t use a wattmeter always check the temperature of your Motor/ESC after a run. Warm is OK - hot is NOT!

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