Endurance Testing

Build and test long endurance drones

electric motor endurance testing

Our thrust stands are built to handle long endurance tests in all kinds of conditions

thrust stand for dual motors
thrust stand for uav

What Kinds of Endurance Tests Can I Perform?

Thermal endurance test - test motor performance in a warm environment

Constant thrust test - use a proportional integral derivative (PID) script to study drone systems that hover at constant thrust

Icing endurance test - test propeller performance in a cold and humid environment

Mechanical endurance testing - continuous operation to determine when components will fail

Flight replay - measure the endurance of a propulsion system on a specific flight path by uploading PWM values

Fatigue testing - demonstrate the safety of a drone/propulsion system under cyclic loads

Why to Perform Endurance Testing

• Determine the useful life of components

• Create accurate technical documents

• Select the most dependable components

• Improve safety and reliability

• Gather data for drone certification

coaxial motor endurance testing
motor testing software

How to Perform a Motor Endurance Test

1. Open the RCbenchmark software

2. Go to the 'Automatic Control' tab and select the pre-written script, “Custom steps sequence” from the drop-down menu

3. Clone the script and edit the throttle points, hold times, and the number of test cycles

4. Click 'Run' and watch as your data comes in live, then export it to .CSV

Any throttle pattern can be used for endurance testing, such as step, sweep, sinusoidal, flight replay, etc.

How to Perform an Endurance Test

Watch as we program and run an endurance test using our RCbenchmark software.