Electric Motor Heat Testing

Determine the thermal limits of your drone's propulsion system

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Our test stands collect temperature data from three points simultaneously.

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What Kind of Tests Can I Perform?

Test climactic limits- determine the max temperature for safe drone operations
Endurance test with heat factors- a repeating throttle pattern in a warm environment
Test operating limits- determine the max operating settings your drone can handle before overheating
Flight replay with temperature probes - use thermal probes to measure the temperature of components throughout your flight

Why Perform Motor Heat Testing

• Determine motor heat limits when there's no clear documentation

• Prevent electric motor overheating and failure

• Establish safe operating limits

• Save money by protecting components

• Optimize flight profiles based on motor thermal data

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How to Perform Motor Heat Tests

How to Perform Motor Heat Tests

1. Install your motor and propeller on the test stand

2. Attach up to 3 temperature probes to different areas of the propulsion system

3. Create a model to estimate the difference in temperature at the heat source vs. at the site of the probe

4. Open the software and connect the test stand

5. Design a manual or automated test protocol based on real flight data or operating limits

6. Click ‘Run’ and observe as temperature and performance data comes in

7. Export the data to a .CSV file and look for drops in performance to indicate overheating and/ or record the safe operating temperatures

How to Avoid Overheating

Watch as we explain how to avoid common electrical fires when building drones.