KDE Direct 2315XF-965 12-Pole Multi-Rotor Brushless Motor w/4mm Shaft (965kV)

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The KDE Direct 2315XF-965 Multi-Rotor Brushless Motor is an efficient and powerful motor that is perfect for numerous multi-rotor and sUAS applications, and gives DJI Phantom owners another option for a high-quality and vibration-free motor. KDE recommends this motor be paired with the 35 Amp XF UAS Multi-Rotor Brushless ESC (KDEXF-UAS35), or 20 Amp XF UAS LV (KDEXF-UAS20LV) for applications other than DJI.

The motors are designed with performance and durability in-mind, with features unseen in the current market: (1) high-grade, 240C continuous (340C maximum) high-temperature solid-core copper windings for failure-free operation in extreme-climates, (2) Japanese-built, 0.2 mm silicon-steel stator laminations and Kevlar tie-wraps for high-efficiency performance, and (3) triple-bearing supported, ABEC-7 bearings for maintenance-free and worry-free flying for hundreds of hours. These are just a few of the advantages built-in to these motors, and every detail of the motors was scrutinized to produce the absolute best available; for a wide-range of flight applications.

Motor includes 200C, 18 AWG, 255mm silicone-wire leads and ф3.5mm 24k Bullet Connectors (pre-soldered to the motor leads and ESC female bullets included). Motors are rotational-direction matched and color-coded (black/red/blue) for simple installation into the DJI series multi-rotors.

Kv: 965 RPM/V
Maximum Continuous Current*: 26+ A (180 s)
Maximum Continuous Power*: 385+ W (180 s)
Maximum Efficiency: > 90%
Voltage Range: 12.6 V (3S) - 25.2 V (6S)
Io (@10V): 0.5 A
Rm (Wind Resistance): 0.102 Ω
Stator Poles: 12 (12S14P)
Magnetic Poles: 14 (12S14P)
Bearings: Triple, MR84ZZ, MR104ZZ
Mount Pattern: M3 x ф19 mm, M2.5 x ф16 mm, M3 x ф16/19 mm
Stator Class: 2315, 0.2 mm Japanese
Shaft Diameter: ф4 mm (ф4 mm Internal)
Shaft Length: 3.5 mm
Motor Diameter: ф28.3 mm
Motor Length: 28.5 mm
Motor Weight: 64 g (75 g with Wires/Bullets)
Propeller Size: Up to 12" (4S only)
Motor Timing: 22 - 30
ESC PWM Rate: 16 - 32 kHz (600 Hz)

Brushless motor requires consistent open airflow (5 mph or greater) across the windings to maintain maximum continuous current and power ratings during operation. Performance figures are provided as guidelines for normal conditions and operation; environmental factors, such as air temperature and humidity, can significantly alter the maximum performance limits of the motor.


  • (1) KDE Direct XF UAS M6 Propeller Adapter Assembly (23XX RH Edition)
  • (1) KDE Direct XF UAS M6 Propeller Adapter Assembly (23XX DJI RH Edition)
  • (1) KDE Direct XF UAS M6 Propeller Adapter Assembly (23XX DJI LH Edition)
  • (1) KDE Direct XF UAS Propeller Bracket Assembly (23XX Black Edition)
  • (1) KDE Direct XF UAS Propeller Bracket Adapter (ф4.0 x ф6.0 x 2.5mm)
  • (3) KDE Direct XF ф3.5mm 24K Bullet Connectors (Female)
  • (4) M3 x 0.5 x 5 mm Flat Head Phillips Head Machine Screws (Class 12.9)
  • (4) M3 x 0.5 x 5 mm Button Head Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9)
  • (2) M3 x 0.5 x 8 mm Button Head Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9)

This product was added to our catalog on November 13, 2015.