Through the build of my QuadRotor, I have come to the realization that tuning the control system, experimentation and general flying practice needs to be safely controlled so that I don't wind up wasting a lot of money. To that end, I have designed a Test Stand to work with my QuadRotor (although it could be used for other helicopter configurations as well).
Here is a link:
What do you guys think?
About a month after I designed this, I saw a similar design on the internet, although it might even have been here. Great minds think alike right...
Hi. Link is dead or? (http://code.google.com/p/robot-chopper/wiki/TestStand)
Very ambitious. Though, the test stand probably costs more than my "standard design" Aeroquad quadrarotor.
You might want to take a look at this quadracopter tests stand on RC Groups: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13951748&postcoun...
Not quite as fancy or as robust, but I am sure that it gets the job done with standard hobby shop parts.