Series 1520

Thrust Stand


Simple thrust stand that measures up to 5kgf of thrust with a USB interface and powerful software. The perfect tool for drone racers!

Measure thrust, RPM, voltage and current.

Stay ahead of the crowd.

Thrust Measurement

Accurate strain gauge load cell measures up to 5kgf of thrust with ±0.5% tolerance.

RPM Measurement

Measure RPM up to 100k with the included electrical probe or with the optional optical probe.

Robust PCB & Software

The circuit monitors all important parameters and communicates with the software via USB.

Powerful tool and stunning software.

Dedicated to improving flight performances.

Quadcopters
Quadcopters

Basic tests for medium size quadcopter/hexacopter.

Autonomous Helicopter Icone
Helicopters

Test flight mode: control the swash plate with built in servo outputs.

Autonomous Fixed Wing Icone
Fixed-wings

Optimize for flight time, payload and climb rate.

Simple Installation

Test multiple configurations in minutes instead of weeks.

Measurement Tutorial 2:42

Step-by-step procedures for preparing, installing, calibrating the system, running tests, and data output.

Specifications

Direct Measurements

  • Voltage (0-35 V).
  • Current (40A continuous, 50A burst).
  • Power (0-1400W).
  • Thrust (±5 kg).
  • Motor speed (100k RPM**).

Features

  • USB interface.
  • ESC manual control.
  • Three servo control ports.
  • Output data to CSV files.
  • Real-time sensor plots.
  • Automated tests and recording.
  • Powerful scripting abilities.
  • Safety cutoffs.

Derived Measurements

  • Overall efficiency (%).
View the datasheet

* Not recommended for propellers producing a maximum thrust under 50 g.
** With the optional optical RPM probe. The included electrical probe maximum speed is function of the number of poles. For instance, the limit for a 10 poles motor is 100k rpm.

Our Software

Powerful yet simple.

Control your motor manually or automatically. Set safety cutoffs to reduce the chance of damaging your motors during intensive tests. Get real-time feedback with live plots and automate tests with customizable, included scripts. Get more information in the setup guide.

In the box.

Everything you need to start testing your power train.

Required

  • Motors to be tested.
  • Electronic Speed Controller (ESC).
  • Propellers and propeller adapters.
  • Batteries or power supply.
  • Clamps for attaching dynamometer to a table.
  • Computer running Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, Linux, or UNIX.

Included

  • Mechanical hardware.
  • Data acquisition board.
  • Load cell.
  • Power cables.
  • Software.
  • USB cable.
  • Hex keys.

Which product is right for me?

The 1520 Series support thrust measurement and overall efficiency reading. It is a light version designed for entry-level drone designers, hobbyists and drone races. The 1580 series provides more powerful functions such as torque, motor efficiency, vibration and temperature measurement.

Click here to see what's different between Series 1520 and Series 1580.

  •    Price
  •    Comparison overview
  •    Typical uses
  •    Software
  •    Interface
  •    Outputs
  •    Direct measurements
  •    Derived measurements
       (calculated by software)
  •    Precision Ohmmeter
  •    Supported addons
  •    Safety and equipment protection
  •    Calibration
  •    Data-logging
  •    Automatic control
  •    Construction
  •    Additional features

Series 1520
  • $ 165
  • Grasp the power of automation, data logging, and accurate real-time measurements at a fraction of the cost of professional dynamometers and thrust test stands.
  • Power systems comparisons
    Suitable for most hobbyists
  • Simplified 1580 software
    Unsupported features removed
  • USB (cable included)
  • Control ESC throttle signal
    Control up to 3 servo motors
  • Voltage (0-35 V)
    Current (40 A continuous)
    Power (0-1400 W)
    Thrust (±5 kg)
  • Electrical power
    Overall efficiency (thrust vs power)
  • -
  • Optical RPM probe
  • Automatic cutoffs for all direct measurements
  • Factory calibrated
  • On-demand, or continuous
    All data recorded simultaneously
    CSV format for opening in Excel, MATLAB, etc..
  • Automate everything, from control to recording
    Use built-in script presets for quickly testing
    Harness the power of javascript
  • Durable powder-coated paint for long lasting and professional finish
    Strong aluminum base
    Full circuit diagnostics at factory
  • Real-time plots
    Change working units (g, oz, etc...)

Series 1580
  • $ 495
  • Professionnal bench tests with advanced features such as torque and vibration measurements, support for temperature addons, included precision calibration hardware, and built-in precision ohmmeter for custom motor winding.
  • Motor and propeller characterization
    Suitable for R&D, academy, and manufacturing quality control.
  • Open source
    Windows, MAC, Linux, Chromebook
    Frequent, fully automatic updates
    Simple no-download firmware updates
    Loved by our customers
  • USB (cable included)
  • Control ESC throttle signal
    Control up to 3 servo motors
  • Voltage (0-35 V)
    Current (40 A continuous)
    Power (0-1400 W)
    Thrust (±5 kg)
    Motor rotation speed
    Motor torque (±1.5 Nm)
    Accelerometer on PCB (±8 g)
    Precision ohmmeter (0.003 to 240 Ohm)
  • Electrical power
    Mechanical power
    Motor efficiency
    Propeller efficiency
    Overall efficiency (thrust vs power)
    Vibration level (from accelerometer)
  • Specially designed for very low resistances
    Measure motor winding resistance
    Check winding integrity for damage
  • Optical RPM probe
    Up to 3 temperature probes
    Pressure sensor (wind tunnel pitot tube)
    Up to 3 future addons
  • Automatic cutoffs for all direct measurements
    Individual cutoff for each temperature probe
    Excessive vibration or impact cutoff
  • Included 200g precision weight
    Included torque calibration hardware
    Follow simple calibration wizards in software
  • On-demand, or continuous
    All data recorded simultaneously
    CSV format for opening in Excel, MATLAB, etc..
  • Automate everything, from control to recording
    Use built-in script presets for quickly testing
    Harness the power of javascript
    Scripting support: we will help you debug and write your own custom scripts
  • Durable powder-coated paint for long lasting and professional finish
    Strong aluminum base
    Full circuit diagnostics at factory
  • Real-time plots
    Change working units (g, oz, etc...)

Learn the best testing practices.

Series 1520 setup guide

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