Series 1580/1585 Thrust Stand
The Series 1580/1585 is a thrust stand and dynamometer tailored for designers of UAVs, drones and other propulsion systems using brushless motors. It features a USB interface and powerful software for automated control and data-logging.
This tool measures both thrust and torque and is rated for motors and propellers generating thrusts of up to 5 kgf (11 lbf). For greater propulsion capacity, check out our Series 1780.
The Series 1580 has an electrical power measurement limit of 35 V and 45 A continuous, the load measurement has a limited sample rate of 8 Hz.
The Series 1585 supports power measurement up to 50 V and 55 A. The force sensors have upgraded electronics to support sampling rate up to 80 Hz. The up-gauged main circuit also has improved control output pins, where it now provides 5V to support ESCs that don't have their own built-in power source (BEC).
The product has many available accessories to extend its functionality. We highly recommend you get the optical RPM probe to enhance your motor speed measurements. The Series 1580/1585 includes an electrical RPM sensor, but it may be incompatible with your specific motor/ESC/voltage combination.
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