Measuring data such as thrust, torque, RPM, voltage and current allows you to derive your drone's motor efficiency, propeller efficiency, and overall efficiency, key indicators of performance.
Modifying these key components can help improve performance:
• Find the most efficient motor/ propeller combination
• Choose lighter components with similar specs
• Consider different coaxial rotor configurations
• Mimic your operational environment in the testing area (relative wind speed, temperature, humidity)
For small and medium drones under 20 kg (44 lb)
A poor motor-propeller match can lead to an overall efficiency of <35%. The Series 1580 test stand works with small and medium sized quadcopters to find the best components for your drone design.
Measure up to 150 kgf and 150 Nm of torque
Our larger test stands are designed to test propulsion systems generating 15 to 150 kgf of thrust per propeller. These tools are designed to characterize heavy lift drones, eVTOL and other large electric aircraft.
For more realistic results
Many multicopters use overlapping or coaxial rotors in their design, so the best practice is to perform tests in this same configuration.
Our software allows you to characterize the motors and propellers individually as well as the general performance of the system.