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Sep 29, 2019, 10:41 PM
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Turnigy Brushless Motor Thrust Stand Manual V3

Yes ....

Hopefully playing with it soon ( eer I mean testing it soon ) .

Why ?

1) First thing that comes to mind is testing props .
2) Testing motors
3) Gathering data

What kind of data ?

Well , things like propeller efficiency .. Say you want to find the most efficient prop for a motor / plane @ say a certain speed or RPM range .
So lets say you have a range / selection of 12x6 props and your simply want to know which is the best ? And or rate the props .
With a suitable electric motor you spin up the props to 10,000 rpm ( for arguments sake ) and you see what current the motor is pulling @ what voltage for a WATT's reading . As well you would note thrust . These two numbers can be used to calculate efficiency = The amount of energy to produce said thrust .

This sort of testing would generate data for working out things like , thrust , energy absorption , and efficiency . And these numbers can then be put against real world results in almost any application from control line racing to pylon racing or possibly some sort of endurance situation like solar powered flight .

Nope ! I wont be doing any of that ....
I just wanted one to play with / eer I mean I always wanted to test one .
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Oct 30, 2019, 02:07 PM
So hows the stand been working out. I'm more interested in testing motors. I do a lot of my own motor winding and building. It would be interesting to get results more accurate than mounting a motor on a plane and tugging on a luggage scale to test. Seems a lot simpler to get amp draw and RPM results too. Getting all this data from a single unit seems very handy for me. Thanks for posting. One thing I must point out though. Prop efficiency on a stationary motor is far different from one that is flying through the air. That can still be worked out with this unit though.
Oct 30, 2019, 05:30 PM
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1) Yes , I have tested the functions .. Current / RPM / Thrust and they look to be good .
2) Yes , static testing is static testing ..
3) More posts have been made ..

4) i THINK it's going to be excellent for motor / esc testing ..

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