Series1780 test stand

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.

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Characterize Your Propulsion System

Accurately measure thrust, torque, RPM, voltage, current, power and efficiency

Our measurement unit features a monoblock design for accurate measurements.

Maximum Thrust

75 kgf (165 lbf)

Maximum Voltage

100 V

Maximum Torque

48 Nm

Maximum Current

500 A continuous

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Series 1780 test stand coaxial 75 kgf

Test in Several Different Configurations

Compare motor-propeller combinations in single motor or coaxial configurations

Single rotor icon

Single rotor

For any single-propeller drone design such as a classic quadcopter or fixed wing.

Back to back coaxial rotors icon

coaxial rotors

For coaxial designs such as quadcopters, hexacopters and octocopters.

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coaxial rotors

Test two propellers simultaneously without distance restrictions between the propellers.

Face to face offset coaxial rotors icon

offset rotors

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. 


Measured Data

Derived Data

Manual controlThrustMechanical power
Real-time plottingTorqueElectrical power
Automated testingRPMPropeller efficiency
UDP connection optionCurrentMotor efficiency
Data output into .CSV fileVoltageSystem efficiency
Pre-built scriptsTemperature
Adjustable cut-off valuesAirspeed

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.

Series 1780 propeller testing
Series 1780 motor mounting plate

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. 

Series 1780 load cells

All-Inclusive Solution for Brushless Motor and Propeller Testing

The Series 1780 comes with everything you need:

Load cell and sensors

Series 1780 drone load measurement unit

The load cell unit is specifically made and calibrated for brushless motor testing.

Holding structure
and hardware

Series 1780 rail system and holding structure

The holding structure and railing system safely fix your stand to the ground and allow for simple position changes.

DAQ system and electronics

DAQ system and electronics board

The DAQ system is fully galvanized to protect your computer and electronics from static electricity and electrostatic noise.

Data acquisition and control software

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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 supply units up to 30kW

We offer custom power supplies that are specifically designed for UAV testing applications.

Available in a variety of sizes (4 - 30 kW) to match your testing needs.

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25 kW power supply

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With the Series 1780 Test Stand

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Series 1780 test stand