RCbenchmark Series 1780
Optimize the performance of your electric propulsion system
Testing your drone's propulsion system will allow you to find the most efficient motor/propeller combination for your flight conditions.
The RCbenchmark Series 1780 test stand allows you to test up to 75 kgf of thrust per propeller in single motor or coaxial configuration. The stand is used with the RCbenchmark software, which allows you to record key data such as thrust, torque, RPM, power, motor efficiency, propeller efficiency, and system efficiency.
Extend Drone Flight Time and Performance
Accurately measure electric motor and propeller efficiency
Optimizing propeller and motor efficiency will help you save drone battery life. This will allow you to extend your flight time and improve your endurance. The RCbenchmark Series 1780 is available in different configurations to fit the needs of your drone. You can test coaxial rotors simultaneously as well as single rotors.Download Datasheet
75 kgf (165 lbf)
500 A continuous
Test Different Drone Designs
Designed for testing heavy-lift drones
The single rotor configuration allows you to test one propeller at a time. This is perfect for optimizing any single-propeller drone design such as a classic quadcopter or fixed wing.
The coaxial back-to-back rotor configuration allows you to test two propellers simultaneously. This setup let's you optimize coaxial quad-copters, hexacopters and octocopters.
The coaxial face-to-face rotor configuration allows for the testing of two propellers simultaneously without distance restrictions between the propellers.
The coaxial face-to-face rotor configuration can be used with an offset between the two propellers. This configuration allows you to compare multiple coaxial designs.
Tailored for Propeller Testing
Propeller test stand for thrust measurement
Propeller efficiency depends on multiple factors such as diameter, pitch, and propeller material. The RCbenchmark Series 1780 can be used as a propeller test stand to test and characterize your propeller's efficiency.
Our largest test stand, the Series 1780 - 75 kgf, allows you to test propellers up to 70 inches (1.70 meters) in diameter.
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. Our motor mounting plate supports the use of all kinds of electric motors.
The load cells have been mounted in a tripod configuration to maximize space and optimize aerodynamic properties. The Series 1780 load cell can measure up to 75 kgf of thrust and 48 Nm of torque per propeller.
Propulsion Measurement Software
100% open source data acquisition software
The RCbenchmark Series 1780 thrust stand comes with the open-source RCbenchmark data acquisition software. The software allows you to write scripts for custom automatic testing. You can also interface your software by using a UDP connection. This features will allow you to design and perform any kind of automated test. We also provide pre-written scripts to demonstrate what kinds of tests you can do.
|Manual control||Thrust||Mechanical power|
|Real-time plotting||Torque||Electrical power|
|Automated testing||RPM||Propeller efficiency|
|Automated recording||Current||Motor efficiency|
|Data output into .CSV file||Voltage||System efficiency|
|Adjustable cut-off values||Airspeed|
All-Inclusive Solution for Brushless Motor and Propeller Testing
Find the most efficient motor/propeller combination for your drone
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.