Series 1585 test stand

RCbenchmark Series 1580/1585
Test Stand

Professional tool for medium sized drones

A premium test stand that measures everything you need to know about your propulsion system. Record thrust, torque, voltage, current, motor rotation speed, vibration, and efficiency.

The RCbenchmark Series 1585 is a new and improved version of the Series 1580. It has a better dynamic response, a higher power capability, and a better electrical noise immunity for cleaner measurements.

It comes with a USB interface and software for automated control and data-logging.

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Measure Motor and Propeller Efficiency

Maxime flight time and performance

The RCbenchmark Series 1580/1585 measures torque and derives the efficiency of your motor. It provides professional characterization and helps you to find the optimal propulsion components for your project.

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Series 1580Series 1585
Max. Thrust5 kgf5 kgf
Max. Torque1.5 Nm
1.5 Nm
Max. Voltage35 V
50 V
Max. Current (continuous)40 A
55 A
Max Force Measurement Rate8 HzUp to 80 Hz
Series 1585 test stand hardware with ESC

Advanced Tool and Great Software

By designers, for designers

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Increase flight time, payload, and reliability.

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Test flight modes quickly: control the swash plate with built in servo outputs.

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Cars and Robots

Increase range capability of small vehicles using motors generating up to 1.5 Nm.

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Optimize the flight time, payload and climb rate. 

A Turn-Key Solution for Drone Designers

DAQ system, hardware and software included

With everything you need included in the box, you don't need to build or purchase extra components to start testing.

The RCbenchmark Series 1580/1585 bundle includes: the data-acquisition circuit, the custom made load cells, the holding structure, and the testing software. It even includes a torque and thrust calibration kit with a precision calibration weight to ensure your measurements are accurate.

Components of the 1585 laid out
Series 1585 with motor and propeller

Adaptable and Easy to Use

Fits any type of brushless motors

The RCbenchmark Series 1580/1585 test stand comes with a built-in precision ohmmeter for motor winding resistance measurement, and it has expansion ports to connect additional sensors.

The motor mounting plate provided in the kit allows you to test any kind of small to medium sized brushless motors.

Multiple Accessories to Improve Electric Propulsion Performance

Simplify your tests and obtain more data

No solder board

No-Solder Board

The no-solder board lets you quickly swap motors without soldering bullet connectors.

Temperature probe

Temperature Probe

The Series 1580/1585 supports up to three probes to measure temperature from -10°C to +120°C.

Airspeed probe

Airspeed Probe

A differential pressure sensor fully integrated with our software to facilitate wind tunnel testing.

Optical RPM probe

Optical RPM Probe

Use the optical RPM probe for low Kv motors (<700) or high rotation speed tests (>200,000 eRPM).

Screen shots from RCbenchmark data acquisition software

Powerful and User-Friendly Software

Control your test 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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With the RCbenchmark Series 1580 / 1585
Test Stand

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Series 1585 during testing