Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie
I'm really trying to make sure this doesn't turn into a brushed vs brushless debate. Because there is no debate on that issue.
I am just curious on why all brushless motors are hand wound when in the past stocks were machine wound and mods were hand wound. Also what are the performance differences in brushless if a brushless motor is machine wound. Also would there be a huge cost savings.
Are you certain ALL
brushless motors, even the stuff from China like Castle's stuff and Hobbywings are hand-wound?
If that's the case, it can just be a classic economic issue. It might be that at the volume and the contract that these manufacturers have, manual/hand wound motors are cheaper than to setup an automation.
Full automation can be setup for any step to make our simple toys...
Have you guys seen full automation on very complicated things like full-sized automobiles? They have very intricate automations on those because of simple economics for the volume and amount of money they spend on labor.
But it's similar to agriculture in California. There's no push to automate it as much across the board because there is a huge pool of cheap labor...
Automation will eventually come back with a return on the investment, but from a cost point of view, how long does it take for this return of investment to come back? How much effort and risk did it take? Etc...