Series 1780 Thrust Stand
Optimize electric propulsion system performances
Testing your drone propulsion system will allow you to find the best motor/propeller combination for your flight conditions.
The Series 1780 thrust stand allows you to test up to 75 kgf of thrust for a single propeller. The stand is used with the RCbenchmark software, which allows you to read key data such as propeller and motor efficiency.
Extend Drone Flight Time and Performance
Accurately measure electric motor efficiency and propeller efficiency
Optimizing propeller and motor efficiency will help you save your drone battery life. Therefore, you will be able to extend your flight time or improve your lifting capacity.
The Series 1780 is available in different configurations, depending on the design of your drone. You can test coaxial rotors simultaneously as well as single rotors.
75 kgf (165 lbf)
500 A continuous
Test Different Drone Designs
Designed for heavy-lift drone testing
The single rotor configuration allows the testing of one propeller at a time. This is perfectfor optimizing any kind of single-propeller drone designs like classic quadcopters or fixed wing drones.
Back-to-back coaxial rotors
The coaxial back-to-back rotor configuration allows the testing of two propellers simultaneously. This setup allows you to optimize coaxial quadcopters, hexacopters or octocopters.
Face-to-face coaxial rotors
The coaxial face-to-face rotor configuration allows the testing of two propellers simultaneously without distance restriction between the propellers.
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 the testing of multiple coaxial designs.
Tailored for Propeller Testing
Propeller test stand for thrust measurement
Propeller efficiency depends on multiple factors such as diameter, pitch, or propeller materials. The Series 1780 can be used as a propeller test stand to test and characterize your propeller efficiency. The Series 1780 - 75 kgf
rating allows you to test propellers up to 70 inches (1.70) meters in diameter.
Custom-Made Load Cell
Load sensor designed for brushless motor testing
The Series 1780 load cell has been designed especially for brushless motor and propeller testing for the drone industry. We support all kinds of electric motor mounting points.
The load cells have been mounted in a tripod configuration to maximize space and be aerodynamic-friendly. The Series 1780 load cell can measure up to 75 kgf of thrust and 48 Nm of torque for a single propeller.
Drone Propulsion Measurement Software
100% open source data aquisition software
The Series 1780 thrust stand comes with the open-source RCbenchmark data acquisition software. The software allows you to write scripts for you to automate your tests. You can also interface your software by using a UDP connexion. This features will allows you to create any kind of automation tests. We also provide pre-writen scripts to give you an example of what you can do.
|Features||Measured Data||Derived Data|
|Manual control||Thust||Mechanical power|
|Real time plotting||Torque||Electrical power|
|Automation testing||RPM||Propeller efficiency|
|Automatic recording||Current||Motor efficiency|
|Output data into CSV. file||Voltage||System efficiency|
|Adjustable cutoffs values||Airspeed|
All-Inclusive Solution for Brushless Motor and Propeller Testing
Find the most efficient motor/propeller combination for your drone
Load cell and sensors
The load cell unit is custom-made for brushless motor testing.
Holding structure and hardware
The holding structure and railing system are provided to safely fix your stand on the ground. The railing system allows you to move your stand vertically and horizontally.
The DAQ system is fully galvanized to protect your computer and electronics from static electricity and electrostatic noise.
Data acquisition and control software
The RCbenchmark software allows you to control your stand, record and export your data, and automate your tests.