Series 1780 Test Stand
Brushless Motor and Propeller Testing for Large Propulsion Systems
Measure up to 75 kgf of thrust and 48 Nm of torque per propeller in single motor or coaxial configuration.Order Now
Characterize Your Propulsion System
Accurately measure thrust, torque, RPM, voltage, current, power and efficiency
75 kgf (165 lbf)
500 A continuous
Test in Several Different Configurations
Compare motor-propeller combinations in single motor or coaxial configurations
For any single-propeller drone design such as a classic quadcopter or fixed wing.
For coaxial designs such as quadcopters, hexacopters and octocopters.
Test two propellers simultaneously without distance restrictions between the propellers.
Test with an offset between the two propellers to compare multiple coaxial designs.
Software for Data Acquisition & Control
Control your stand manually or automatically
The Series 1780 thrust stand comes with quality open-source software. You can control the stand manually or write scripts for custom automatic testing.
|Manual control||Thrust||Mechanical power|
|Real-time plotting||Torque||Electrical power|
|Automated testing||RPM||Propeller efficiency|
|UDP connection option||Current||Motor efficiency|
|Data output into .CSV file||Voltage||System efficiency|
|Adjustable cut-off values||Airspeed|
Propeller Test Stand
Characterize propeller performance
Propeller efficiency depends on multiple factors such as diameter, pitch, and propeller material. The Series 1780 can be used to:
- Measure propeller efficiency
- Characterize propeller performance in icing conditions
- Compare different propeller combinations
- Perform vibration testing
- Perform diagnostics and preventative maintenance
- Improve system safety
The Series 1780 allows you to test propellers up to 70 inches (1.7 m) in diameter.
Motor Mounting Plate
Safely mount your electric motor
The motor mounting plate is used to attach your motor to the test stand. It is designed to support the use of all kinds of electric motors.
Your motor is attached to the motor mounting plate using several screws, then the plate and motor are securely installed on the test stand for testing. The image on the left shows the back of a motor with the motor mounting plate installed.
Load Cell Designed for Electric Aircraft
Created with purpose and functionality in mind
The RCbenchmark Series 1780 load cell has been specially designed for brushless motor and propeller testing for the drone industry.
The load cells are mounted in a tripod configuration to maximize space and optimize aerodynamic properties.
All-Inclusive Solution for Brushless Motor and Propeller Testing
The Series 1780 comes with everything you need:
Load cell and sensors
The load cell unit is specifically made and calibrated for brushless motor testing.
The holding structure and railing system safely fix your stand to the ground and allow for simple position changes.
DAQ system and electronics
The DAQ system is fully galvanized to protect your computer and electronics from static electricity and electrostatic noise.
Data acquisition and control software
The RCbenchmark software allows you to control your stand, record and export your data, and automate your tests.
Large Power Supplies Available
Ask us about power supplies up to 30kW
We offer custom power supplies that are specifically designed for UAV testing applications.
Available in a variety of sizes to match your testing needs.