Has anyone gotten their hands on some of those "possibly barricade" motors yet to confirm their performance?
Can you find a way to get them?
I couldn't find a distributor. I was actually thinking about contacting the manufacturer and asking for samples or something...
This is the SMC FN130A-2080 which I think is the barricade motor.
Fields are: model, wind, voltage, idle current, idle speed
3 gray fields are current, speed and torque at best efficiency point
Next 3 fields are point of max output power
Last 2 are stall current and stall torque.
The specs really do support the observations of performance a lot of nerfers have made, specifically the fast windup. At 7.5v (similar to 2s lithium) they have torque ratings similar to the lower end tamiya (I think tamiya's "under load" ratings are best efficiency point). The voltage rating up to 7.5 is a good indication of why they last absolutely forever, because going to 9.6 or 11.1 to get up into the desirable 100fps realm is not really much of an overvolt for them.
Also look at the stall current which is really quite respectable.
I think (assuming I am right about this motor) that the Barricade was a case similar to the Longshot and its huge plunger system, in that it was Nerf's first experiment with this new tech (flywheels) and there was a desire to overspecify motors and use something far torquier, more durable, capable of much larger power outputs and more demanding of batteries than could ever be used in the stock gun.