IQ Motor Module

The first drone motor with position sensing

Dec 15, 2020

IQ will be Hosting an AMA on Crowd Supply’s Discord Channel

IQ Motion Control will be hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 4pm EST (1pm PST) for one hour. Read the full update.

Nov 13, 2020

New Firmware & GUI Release

IQ Motion Control is excited to announce the release of new firmware for our speed and position modules (now called Vertiq 2306 2200KV and Vertiq 2306 220KV, respectively). IQ works hard to continuously improve the functionality and usability of its firmware, which is the code that runs on the microcontroller inside our motor modules. IQ currently has three versions of firmware: speed, servo and step/direction. We have released the latest firmwares on our website’s support page, as well as the individual product pages. Read the full update.

Oct 07, 2020

IQ Vertiq 6806 Campaign is Live!

The IQ Vertiq 6806 campaign is now live! Please check out the campaign page and send us a message to let us know what you plan to build! Read the full update.

Jul 11, 2019

New Firmware and GUI

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July! IQ’s new firmware and user interface release addresses several bugs and improves user experience. You can find everything you'll need at Read the full update.

Mar 26, 2019

Propeller Settings

How do I use closed-loop (Velocity Mode) with a propeller that isn't listed in the IQ Control Center? We've gotten this question from several backers, so we wanted to give you a thorough answer! Read the full update.

Mar 08, 2019


Your motors will be arriving in the next few business days! In preparation, we wanted to send an update to help guide you through the setup process. Read the full update.

Mar 05, 2019

Rise Time as a Measure of Responsiveness

Rise time is generally defined as the time taken to go from 10% to 90% of a commanded value. In propulsion systems, the most relevant measurement is the rise time of thrust. In our tests we measure the rise time of the thrust from 1 N to 4 N because most drones using 2306-sized motors will have a hovering thrust in this range. Read the full update.

Feb 21, 2019

Shipping Has Begun

We’re excited to announce that the IQ Modules have been shipped to Crowd Supply! From there, they will ship to individual backers. So now is the time to check and update your address through your Crowd Supply account. Read the full update.

Jan 29, 2019

Motor Commutation Comparison: FOC vs. FEC

Once the motor is designed, there is still one primary factor that determines the quality of the motor: the motor commutation. Commutation is the moving of the magnetic field generated by the coils of a motor. As the rotor spins the magnetic field must spin with it in order to continue producing torque. Read the full update.

Jan 24, 2019

Prop Efficiency

There are 3 primary factors that determine a propulsion system’s efficiency: the mechanical efficiency of the motor, the electrical efficiency of the motor controller (ESC), and the propeller’s figure of merit, which is a function of a prop’s speed and lift-to-drag ratio. Read the full update.

Jan 16, 2019

Almost There

Here’s a quick summary: a manufacturing mistake has caused delays, but the motors will be shipped in early February if all goes well. Read the full update.

Nov 14, 2018

Design Confirmation

We have exciting news! As of November 1st, we have confirmed the design for the production motors. Due to our yield rate issue as described in the previous update, Matt traveled to our motor manufacturer’s office in China to figure out how to make these motors more reliable. Read the full update.

Oct 10, 2018

Increasing Yield Rate

In the sample run described in our last update, we had a yield rate of about 70%. We fixed several problems from our previous generations, but an issue we call “decalibration” persists. Fortunately, the motors that do work are performing very well, so we’re working hard to make production more reliable! Read the full update.

Aug 30, 2018

Sample Testing

We placed the order for the production motors about two weeks ago, so we figured it was about time for an update! We’ll be getting samples next week and putting them to the test before we give our manufacturer the green light to do a run of 1,000 motors. The tests will be split up into two categories: quality assurance and R&D testing. Read the full update.

May 10, 2018

Thank You

The IQ Motion Control team wants to thank all of our backers for their support during our campaign. We’ll be heading to China in early July to oversee motor production and assembling/calibrating the modules in August. Our Crowd Supply page will remain open for pre-orders in the meantime, but prices will increase by 10%. There’s still a few hours left to get our motor modules at their reduced price! Keep an eye out for our video with ZoeFPV this weekend! Read the full update.

Apr 12, 2018

Rotor Riot

The guys at Rotor Riot came to Philly to test out our motors and give us tips on how to improve them for the drone FPV community. Check it out! Read the full update.

Mar 21, 2018

bunnie's Blog

We’re excited to announce that we made our goal of $5,000 in the first two days! On the request of many potential backers, we’ve completed a thorough datasheet for the IQ Speed Module, which is now available. Read the full update.

Mar 08, 2018


After years of development in the University of Pennsylvania’s robotics lab and another year of prototyping, testing and iterating, the IQ Motor Module is now available in our crowdfunding campaign. With a position sensor and our advanced calibration and control algorithms, IQ is able to optimize motor performance and give users the utmost control over their vehicles and machines. Read the full update.

Feb 06, 2018

Sneak Peek

We just completed our video shoot, so we will be ready to launch the campaign this February! Here’s a sneak peek… Read the full update.

Jan 17, 2018


I (Jon) was lucky enough to travel out to Las Vegas for CES with the group from HAX. It was a great opportunity to connect with people in the drone and robotics industry, and I got to see a lot of interesting new technology. Here are a few of the highlights. Read the full update.

Jan 04, 2018

Samples In

We just received the first samples for our initial small production run! Here’s a bit about our experience with the manufacturer and our immediate impressions of the samples... Read the full update.

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