Tyto Robotics has unveiled the Flight Stand 500, a state-of-the-art professional thrust stand for testing large brushless motors and propellers. Made in Canada, the stand was designed for testing the propulsion systems of advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles, heavy-lift drones and eVTOL.
The Flight Stand 500 boasts a maximum thrust rating of 500 kgf/5,000 N and a torque capacity of up to 1,500 Nm. It can handle voltages up to 1,000 V and offers optional current ranges of 100, 200, or 500 A. One of its key features is the impressive 1,000 Hz sampling rate, enabling real-time dynamic testing and precise performance analysis.
The Flight Stand 500 package includes a force measurement unit (FMU), an electric measurement unit (EMU), a robust tubular structure, a sync hub to synchronize measurements, an optical RPM probe, and several temperature probes.
The Flight Stand 500 also comes with a comprehensive software experience. Users can seamlessly connect and control third-party sensors, ranging from acoustic and vibration sensors to wind tunnels. The software also supports CAN ESCs. For those who prefer a hands-on approach, the Python Control API allows users to program tests externally. Additionally, tests can be automated by uploading throttle values from a .CSV file.
According to Tyto Robotics, the Flight Stand 500 is a comprehensive solution for professionals aiming to elevate their propulsion systems in the drone and eVTOL industries. The test stand is said to have unmatched precision, adaptability, and user-centric design. Tyto believes it will be a game-changer in the industry.
Source: Tyto Robotics