Series1780 test stand

Series 1780 Test Stand

Optimize the performance of your electric propulsion system

Testing your drone's propulsion system will allow you to find the most efficient motor/propeller combination for your flight conditions.

The Series 1780 test stand allows you to test up to 75 kgf of thrust per propeller in single motor or coaxial configuration. The stand is used with the RCbenchmark software, which allows you to record key data such as thrust, torque, RPM, power, motor efficiency, propeller efficiency, and system efficiency. 

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Extend Drone Flight Time and Performance

Accurately measure electric motor and propeller efficiency

Optimizing propeller and motor efficiency will help you save drone battery life. This will allow you to extend your flight time and improve your endurance. The Series 1780 is available in different configurations to fit the needs of your drone. You can test coaxial rotors simultaneously as well as single rotors. 

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Maximum Thrust

75 kgf (165 lbf)

Maximum Voltage

100 V

Maximum Torque

48 Nm

Maximum Current

500 A continuous

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Test Different Drone Designs

Designed for testing heavy-lift drones

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Single rotor

The single rotor configuration allows you to test one propeller at a time. This is perfect for optimizing any single-propeller drone design such as a classic quadcopter or fixed wing.

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Back-to-back
coaxial rotors

The coaxial back-to-back rotor configuration allows you to test two propellers simultaneously. This setup let's you optimize coaxial quad-copters, hexacopters and octocopters.

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Face-to-face
coaxial rotors

The coaxial face-to-face rotor configuration allows for the testing of two propellers simultaneously without distance restrictions between the propellers.

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Face-to-face
offset rotors

The coaxial face-to-face rotor configuration can be used with an offset between the two propellers. This configuration allows you to compare multiple coaxial designs.

Series 1780 hardware

Tailored for Propeller Testing

Propeller test stand for thrust measurement

Propeller efficiency depends on multiple factors such as diameter, pitch, and propeller material. The Series 1780 can be used as a propeller test stand to test and characterize your propeller's efficiency.

Our largest test stand, the Series 1780 - 75 kgf, allows you to test propellers up to 70 inches (1.70 meters) in diameter.

Load Cell Designed for Electric Aircraft

Created with purpose and functionality in mind

The Series 1780 load cell has been specially designed for brushless motor and propeller testing for the drone industry. Our motor mounting plate supports the use of all kinds of electric motors.

The load cells have been mounted in a tripod configuration to maximize space and optimize aerodynamic properties. The Series 1780 load cell can measure up to 75 kgf of thrust and 48 Nm of torque per propeller.

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Propulsion Measurement Software

100% open source data acquisition software

The Series 1780 thrust stand comes with the open-source RCbenchmark data acquisition software. The software allows you to write scripts for custom automatic testing. You can also interface your software by using a UDP connection. This features will allow you to design and perform any kind of automated test. We also provide pre-written scripts to demonstrate what kinds of tests you can do.

Features

Measured Data

Derived Data

Manual controlThrustMechanical power
Real-time plottingTorqueElectrical power
Automated testingRPMPropeller efficiency
Automated recordingCurrentMotor efficiency
Data output into .CSV fileVoltageSystem efficiency
Pre-built scriptsTemperature
Adjustable cut-off valuesAirspeed
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All-Inclusive Solution for Brushless Motor and Propeller Testing

Find the most efficient motor/propeller combination for your drone

Load cell and sensors

Series 1780 drone load measurement unit

The load cell unit is specifically made and calibrated for brushless motor testing.

Holding structure
and hardware

Series 1780 rail system and holding structure

The holding structure and railing system safely fix your stand to the ground and allow for simple position changes.

DAQ system and electronics

DAQ system and electronics board

The DAQ system is fully galvanized to protect your computer and electronics from static electricity and electrostatic noise.

Data acquisition and control software

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The RCbenchmark software allows you to control your stand, record and export your data, and automate your tests.

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Series 1780 test stand