# Can i use DC Brushed motors for building a drone? [closed]

I want to make a drone. But my budget is very low. Brushless motors are very expensive. I want use the Brushed CHEAP ones. can i us them ?

• Certainly you can, though brushless "outrunner" motors can be found for less than \$10 each, and they are considerably more powerful and efficient (a set of 4 small brushed motors can be as low as \$10 for the set, at least in the US). That can lower your battery costs, depending on how long you want it to fly. But if you've already determined that brushed are required for price reasons, stick with that decision. They'll fly. – user3685427 Nov 15 '17 at 19:46
• You should factor in lifespan into your cost calculations.I have a syma x5c with small brushed motors.They burn out so quickly that its not even funny – Ivan Anatolievich Nov 16 '17 at 13:38