Test Stands for Drone Development

Test your electric propulsion system and improve your drone performance

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Improve Your Drone Design

A professional drone test stand for
efficiency measurement

RCbenchmark test stands partner with premium data acquisition software to measure your electric propulsion system's most important performance metrics. This data can be exported and/or viewed in real-time, letting you know exactly which components and conditions provide the most efficient drone. 

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Direct Measurements:

  • Thrust
  • Torque
  • RPM
  • Current
  • Voltage

Derived
Measurements:

  • Mechanical power
  • Electrical power
  • Propeller efficiency
  • Motor efficiency
  • System efficiency
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Measure Drone Performance 

Designed for all types of drones

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Heavy-lifting Drones

Increase drone payload capacity, safety, and reliability

RCbenchmark test stands can be used to optimize the propulsion systems of heavy-lifting drones. It's crucial to choose the best motors, propellers, ESCs, and batteries for your drone design to achieve a competitive performance.

Our range of test stands can help you gather key data that will help you save your battery life and increase your payload capacity.  

Discover the Series 1780 - Large Motor Test Stand

Fixed-Wing Drones

Extend drone flight time for long-duration missions

We offer several unique testing configurations to fit any drone design. Fixed-wing drones can be tested with our test stands in combination with a WindShaper wind generator to evaluate overall efficiency.

We also offer accessories to record the wind velocity as well as the temperature of your propulsion system. This can help you perform various analyses regarding your drone's aerodynamics in order to improve its flight time and general reliability. 

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Small drone delivering package

Small to Medium-sized Quadcopters

Optimize drones of any size for any task

The Series 1585 test stand can help you test small to medium quadcopters under 20 kg (44 lb) in weight. The drone market is full of different models of motors, propellers, ESCs, and batteries and it can be difficult to find out which components best match for a specific drone design.

A poor motor-propeller match can lead to an overall efficiency <35% in some cases. At RCbenchmark, we believe testing your drone propulsion system is the key to improving your design and becoming a leader in this competitive market. 

Discover the Series 1580 - Small Motor Test Stand

Coaxial Drone Testing

Coaxial rotor testing up to 75 kgf

Coaxial rotors are often preferred for professional commercial UAV applications. Counter-rotating propellers allow drones to generate more thrust, stability, and flight time while allowing them to carry much more payload.

The Series 1780 - Coaxial allows you to test two propellers and motors at the same time with up to 75 kgf of thrust per propeller (150 kgf for a coaxial system). The data acquisition software provided with the test stand allows you to characterize motors and propellers individually as well as the general performances of the system. Perform tests in several configurations as well as both pusher and puller modes.