Meishel 2.0 over mtb honey badgers, falcons etc???
From what I've heard Honeybadgers aren't great flywheel motors. They work, but they were mainly to be used as pusher motors for Rapidstrikes and I think actually spin a bit too fast for flywheels at ~7volts. I hear great things about Meishel 2.0s though. Meanwhile Rhinos (which are the same as the older Falcon motors) are suggested to use 11 to 12 volts. So if you are using a better battery (one of your big C-cell packs), but limiting it to 7.2Volts, Meishel 2.0 is one of the best options currently on the market.
Falcons (sold as MTB Rhinos these days) suggest ~11volts but as shandsgator said you could "undervolt" them and they will still shoot nerf darts...they just won't fly as fast. However we know (again, as per shandsgator) they will run on AA size eneloops if that's what you really want.
By the way, everyone looking at flywheel motors should know this link: https://docs.google....AwW7vg/htmlview
SSGT (I believe) compiles specs on lots of popular motors. The most important numbers for you are No Load Speed (in RPM) and the Stall Current (in Amps) as well as what voltage that is for (some motors have multiple voltage listings).
You really want that RPM to be at least 30,000. In order to try to use AA cells, you need the Stall Current as low as possible (remember you will be multiplying Amps by two because there are two motors). The motor with the lowest Stall current on that sheet (while also being "good" aka at least 30,000RPM) is the Rhino at 9.1A (at 12 Volts)
Honeybadgers will get ~40,000RPM at 7.2 volts, but one will require 13Amps. For comparison, a Rhino will get 21,600RPM and have a Stall Current of 5.46Amps at 7.2 Volts
More numbers for various numbers of eneloops on Rhinos and Honey Badgers. Keep in mind that the eneloop voltage may "sag" a bit and be a bit under 1.2 Volts each during use. So these numbers may be optimistic.
Note: For the "perfect" motor, assuming you can have any battery you want., you would pick a motor with around 30,000RPM and the the highest Stall Torque (in mN.m or gf.cm) possible. Then just make sure you get a battery that can handle the stall torque (multiplied by however many motors you have)
Note 2: There's a couple different "sizes" of motors, as seen in the leftmost column of SSGT's spreadsheet. 130 size motors will fit in stryfes, rapidstrikes, etc. 180 size and 1X0 size motors will only fit in those blasters if you cut a hole in their side. 360/380 motors are for Rival blasters or highly custom builds.
Edited by jwasko, 18 June 2017 - 04:05 PM.