Hi everyone -
I am getting ready to do some bench testing of some of the more popular parkjet motors that I and other folks like to use here. I need to wait for the postman to deliver a couple of them to me as well as some different props that I would like to try out on some of the smaller motors just to see what kind of numbers I am going to get.
I'm certainly not trying to replace anything done in the past by folks like Dr Kiwi, I think it will be fun to try out and I'm interested in what numbers I will get for my own knowledge.
The motors I will be testing are -
Now, I am not the most technical guy in the world, so any reasonable input before I start doing any testing is appreciated.
I have some EMP props on the way in 6x3 and 6x4 as well as 6x4 APC. The only motor I will probably not test with the 6x4 APC prop is the 2212/6 2700 Kv as from what I have seen from Jay's videos, that prop might burn that motor out pretty quick, but we can put one there and just be careful and see what happens!
I won't bother testing the EMP props on the SMJV2 or the NTM Prop Drive, I don't think it is worth it, but again I can give it a try.
I'm not looking at collecting every specific aspect of what is happening, but will look at the following -
- thrust (if my scale will let me...:rolleyes; and
- RPM (I have one of those little tachometers coming from HK).
For setup, I am looking at using the setup I would use to fly with these motors, I will use Turnigy Plush ESCs for all the testing at their factory default settings.
For the MJV3 and the A2212/6 2700 Kv motor I will use the 30A ESC and a Nanotech 1300 Mah 3s 25-50C discharge battery.
For the Turnigy D2826/6, the RC Timer 2212-6 2200 Kv and the Power Up Zoom 450 motors I will use the 40A ESC and a Turnigy 1600 Mah 3S 30-40 C discharge battery.
For the SMJV2 and the NTM Prop Drive, I will use the 60A ESC and Nanotech 2200 Mah 3s 45-90c discharge battery.
I also have a couple 4S batteries that I might test on one or two motors (very carefully) just to see what happens.
Anyway, just in the "brainstorming" stage at this point, I'm hoping some of the more technically minded folks might be able to give this a look over and see if I am headed in the right direction. I'm looking to try and test with the setup that I would most likely use in my planes when I fly to give me the best idea when it comes to matching power setups to planes and I'm hoping it will help other folks out as well.
As I said in the opening paragraph this won't be done right away as I need the mailman to deliver some more goodies and I would rather do the setup and run them through all at once if I can rather than "piece mealing" it together.
Not sure if it is worth video taping my testing or not, that might be a bit of a "snooze fest", but I'm willing to "take one for the team" if there is enough interest.