Choosing a MOSFET for driving a small motor

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Joined Nov 20, 2018
Hi, I'm new to electronics and I'm building a cheap mini quadcopter using arduino. I need help choosing a mosfet that can drive these motors
The operating voltage for these motors are 1.5-3.7V and max current load of 1.8A at 3.7V and will be powered by This 3.7V lithium Polymer battery (one lipo battery will power 4 motors in total)

I currently have a few N-channel mosfets available on hand but I don't know if these are capable and appropriate for driving said motor.
Datasheets of my mosfets:


Joined Oct 29, 2009
And if you need to ask questions on MOSFETS, you are a LONG way from rhe knowledge needed to build a quadcopter. That is not a trivial project. Start with something a little less ambitious like maybe a line following robot.

I quadcopter large enough to lift an Arduino , needed airframe and power supply is going to be one that will be able to cause a lot of damage which includes killing someone if things go wrong. I would pick another project.