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Motor Testing with Tyto Robotics’ Drone Flight Test Stand

Tyto Robotics' Flight Stand 500 is designed to test brushless motors and propellers for very large drones, heavy-lift eVTOL and UAM platforms By Mike Ball / 26 Jun 2024
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Tyto Robotics has released a video showcasing the use of the company’s Flight Stand 500 thrust stand, which allows developers of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to characterize the dynamic response of motors and propellers in order to ensure that their designs are fully optimized for efficient flight.

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The unit under test was the REB 30 BLDC (brushless DC) motor developed by Rotex Electric, combined with an 80 x 28-inch propeller from leading provider Mejzlik Propellers. The video shows this setup undergoing a step test, in which increasingly large throttle values are applied and the motor is allowed to settle before each subsequent step in the test program.

Tyto Robotics’ Flight Stand 500 is the largest and most powerful entry in the Flight Stand series, and is designed to test brushless motors and propellers for very large drones, including heavy-lift eVTOL and UAM (urban air mobility) platforms. With a load cell calibrated to ASTM E74/E2428 standards, it is capable of precisely measuring up to 500 kgf of thrust and 1500 Nm of torque, and can sample data at rates of up to 1000 Hz.

The versatile unit is controlled by advanced data acquisition software, providing developers with an intuitive interface for manual or automatic control of the stand and logging of data. Powerful Python-based scripting allows users to design and run a wide variety of automated tests.

To find out more about the Tyto Robotics Flight Stand 500, visit their website here and watch the video below.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact