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Wind tunnel test of motors and propellers at the University of Ottawa

Eric Lanteigne, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and his students are preparing to test motors and propellers for their airship project (their current airship is fully electric, not hybrid, more will be published later). Their goal is to characterize and measure thrust, torque, electrical power and mechanical power at various air speeds. The actual tests will be performed in this wind tunnel:

Large wind tunnel at the University of Ottawa
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Ottawa Drones talk: Motor and propeller theory, characterization, testing and selection

We were invited to present a short talk by Ottawa Drones in December 2015. The talk presents a quick overview of motor and propeller theory, characterization, testing and selection. It is aimed at a general audience with some knowledge of electronics.

Here is the video. We transcribed the talk, so you can activate the subtitles. Here is the pdf of the presentation.

Thanks to all Ottawa Drones members! They are working on great projects.