Propulsion test stand communicates with software

RCbenchmark Data-Acquisition Software

Included in all our test stand bundles

Our data acquisition software is provided with all of our test stands free of charge.

The software allows you to control your test stand, acquire data, and automate your tests. Download the software by clicking the button below.  

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Measure Key Performance Data

The RCbenchmark software is designed for electric motor and propeller testing

Measured DataData Computed by the Software
ThrustMechanical power
TorqueElectrical power
RPMPropeller efficiency
CurrentMotor efficiency
VoltageSystem efficiency
           Temperature          
Airspeed
Servo controls for different propeller pitches

Control Your System Manually

Easily control ECS throttle and propeller blade pitch

The software allows you to manually control your ESC’s PWM with a slider, allowing you to control the system by hand.

Three servo ports are also available which can be used to control the blade pitch of your propellers or to plug external devices such as an optical RPM probe or to control the air velocity of a wind tunnel.

Data Export in a .CSV File

Easily record and export your data

Define the file location where you want your test data to be stored then click the "record" button to log your test in a .csv file. The number of data points depends on the sampling rates of our test stands:

  • Series 1520: 40 Hz
  • Series 1580: 80 Hz on power sensor, 8 Hz on force sensors
  • Series 1585: 80 Hz
  • Series 1780: 40 Hz
Safety warning in software
Safety cut-off and working units for the thrust stand

Set Your Own Working Units
and Safety Cutoffs

Customize your testing parameters

The software allows you to select working units that suit your needs. You can also set safety cutoffs for your test stand for increased security.

The software is regularly updated so that you have access to all the latest features.

Real-Time Data Plots

Watch your data come in live

The GUI allows you to view several plots simultaneously to see your data come in in real time.

You’ll be able to see the thrust, torque, RPM, and efficiency in real time in both manual and automatic control modes.

Real-time data plots from propulsion test

Automated Propulsion Testing

Use the software scripting capability to run any kind of automated test

Endurance test

Define the throttle points you want to cover and how many times you want to repeat the sequence.

Pass or fail test for quality control

Ensure propellers and motors are within specifications by setting up a simple quality control script.

Find the Kv of your motor

Capture your motor's Rotations Per Minute (RPM) and extract the Kv to compare your results with the figures in the manufacturer's data sheet.

Reproduce drone flight behaviour

Program a custom throttle sequence for your motor, then replay it and reproduce the behaviour of your drone in the lab.

Constant thrust

While recording your data, adjust the throttle to aim for a targeted thrust with Proportional Integral Derivative (PID).

Use your imagination

We provide several pre-written scripts, but you can modify them or code your own tests in JavaScript to meet your specific testing needs.

Custom script for controlling the thrust stand, step test

Control the Stand with Your Own Software

Interface your app using a UDP connexion

A UDP connection can be used to control and automate your tests from the software of your choice.

See this video from independent reviewer Tiziano Fiorenzani on how to use a UDP connection.