Series 1520 thrust stand for small drones

RCbenchmark Series 1520 Thrust Stand

Optimize small drone performance

A simple thrust stand with a USB interface and powerful software. Measures up to 5 kgf of thrust.

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Measure Propeller Thrust

Thrust stand for small propulsion systems

The RCbenchmark Series 1520 is accurate and reliable. Obtain the critical data you need to enhance your flight performance.

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 Maximum Thrust

       5 kgf (11 lbf)

  Maximum RPM

     100,000 RPM

Maximum Voltage

             35 V

Maximum Current

   40 A Continuous

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Series 1520 with brushless motor

Test Brushless Motors

Characterize electric motor power consumption

The accurate strain gauge load cell measures up to 5 kgf with ±0.5% tolerance. The thrust stand controls your motor and communicates measured data to the software via USB.

Simple Installation

Includes all the components you will need

The hardware is designed for simple installation and fits most motors. The entire stand can be assembled in a few minutes and then 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.

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Screen shot of data acquisition software

Powerful and User-Friendly Software

Control your thrust stand and record your data

The RCbenchmark software has many powerful features such as automatic control, real-time feedback, CSV data output, and configurable safety limits that can automatically stop tests.

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Optional Optical RPM Probe

Characterize motor rotation speed

The RCbenchmark Series 1520 Thrust Stand already includes an easy to use electrical RPM sensor. For Kv <700 or for high-speed motors (>50k RPM), you may need the optical RPM sensor.

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Optical RPM probe

Product Comparison

Series 1520Series 1580Series 1585
Typical Use:Thrust performance comparisonFull performance comparisonFull 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)
Calibration hardware
Up to 80 Hz force measurement rate, 55 A,
and higher ESD protection.

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