Measure Drone Thrust
Thrust stand for small propulsion systems
The Series 1520 is accurate and reliable. Obtain the critical data you need to enhance your flight performance.
5 kgf (11 lbf)
40 A Continuous
Test Brushless Motors
Measure electric motor power consumption
The accurate strain gauge load cell measures up to 5 kgf with ±0.5% tolerance. You will be able to measure:
- Electrical power
- Overall efficiency
Software for Data Acquisition & Control
Control your stand manually or automatically
The Series 1520 thrust stand comes with quality open-source software. You can control the stand manually or write scripts for custom automatic testing.
|Manual control||Thrust||Electrical power|
|Real-time plotting||RPM||System efficiency|
|Data output to .CSV file||Voltage|
The kit has all the components you will need
The hardware is designed for simple installation - just a few minutes of set-up before you are ready to start testing.
The thrust stand comes factory calibrated, but for peace of mind, you can recalibrate the load cell with the precision calibration weight provided.
Optical RPM Probe
Characterize motor rotation speed
The Series 1520 Thrust Stand comes with an electrical RPM sensor that is compatible with most motors. The optical RPM probe will provide more accurate rotation speed measurements in certain situations.
We recommend adding the optical RPM probe if your motor has:
- A Kv rating less than 700
- Rotation speed > 50,000 RPM
|Series 1520||Series 1580|
|Typical Use:||Thrust performance comparison||Full performance comparison|
|Thrust, current, voltage, electrical RPM||●||●|
|Software for thrust stand control, |
automated testing, and CSV export
|Optional Optical RPM Probe||●||●|
|Optional Temperature Probe (up to three) |
and Airspeed Sensor
|Torque, vibration, mechanical efficiency |
and electrical resistance (Ohmmeter)
|Measures up to 50 V and 55 A||●|