Learn all about electric propulsion with our motor and propeller labs. These coursewares take you from theory to practice by explaining concepts then demonstrating them with one of our propulsion test stands. Our Series 1580 Education Kit has all of the components required to carry out the experiments.
The coursewares present students with a practical problem: they are tasked with selecting the motor and propeller that will maximize the flight time of a small drone used to deliver packages. The labs walk the students through the selection process.
The Motor Theory Lab demonstrates concepts such as motor efficiency, electromagnetic force, Kirchhoff's laws and how to find the Kv of a motor. Students will discover the concept of motor efficiency by comparing different motors with the Series 1580/1585 test stand.
The Propeller Theory Lab discusses propeller aerodynamics and efficiency and how they relate to a drone's flight time. These concept will help them understand how propeller efficiency is affected by the pitch, diameter, material, and design of their propellers.