As a prize-less competition, I think the fewer rules
(?) the better. Its not about fair or winning, its about a home made motor the meets the tourqe density requirement in the OP. (as reasonably cost effective as possible in my case)if some one has unique skills to add to their build I would like to see it.(water cooling,cold fusion,horse manure)
I like the word "Challenge" in this instance over competition. If its a "competition" I have to re-focus & pinpoint on a goal & do all in my power to WIN! (I come from a long line of competitive people)kudo's be dammed. A win is a win.
Rules & constraining critera are great for a real "competition" but they also tend to drive costs up & can bewilder some from participation. They are ment to level the playing feild. The only catagory I feel is required is "electric motor".
I would think if the need arises, we can create all the defining launguage for the motors as they present themselves
I still have the feeling this is going to be a long lived thread. So far I can only see Enoob & myself activly working on a motor build currently. In a few months or years I would hope to see some joiners.
Can we get a "roll call" from those who plan to build one someday? even if its a knock off of a proven design.
or a cad model to share. That could be another catogory.