We have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of the Series 1520 Thrust Stand. With the increased prices of everything from chips to raw materials, it simply no longer makes sense to keep selling the Series 1520, knowing that we have the similar but enhanced Series 1580 test stand available.
If you're looking for a small thrust stand, we recommend looking into the Series 1580 as an alternative. It is similar in many ways, but it measures torque and thrust whereas the Series 1520 only measured thrust. Measuring torque allows you to get precise calculations of the propeller and motor efficiencies.
This bundle includes the Series 1520 thrust stand and one optical RPM probe.
The Series 1520 is a simple and affordable thrust stand with a USB interface and powerful software for automated control and data-logging. It is the ideal tool for optimizing the performance of drones and robots.
This tool is rated for motors and propellers generating thrusts up to 5 kgf (11 lbf).
Note: unlike the Series 1580 test stand, it does not measure torque. This tool is perfect if you need thrust vs. RPM data, but it will not allow you to record the motor and propeller efficiency individually.
The Series 1520 includes an electrical RPM sensor, but it may be incompatible with your specific motor/ESC/voltage combination. The Optical RPM probe solves this problem, accurately and reliably measuring motor rotation speed.
Depending on the width of your motor, you can adjust the position of the optical RPM probe with a combination of spacers.