Charles Blouin
  • Gatineau, QC
  • Canada
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About Me:
M.Sc. Student, Mechanical engineering, Optimal control.
I am working a system to measure the thrust and torque of motors! RCbenchmark.com
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Helicopters
Quadcopters
Control and autonomous flight
Hometown:
Gatineau

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10 km high flight with a 1kg quadcopter!

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 7:30pm 14 Comments

I was quite surprised to see a quadcopter flying that high! It was done by Денис Корякин as shown on his youtube channel.



Specs:

Receiver: TrueRC 5.8GHz X²-AIR Antenna RHCP

FPV glasses: Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System

Video transmission: Antenna FOXEER Thor 60mm…

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First affordable USB thrust stand available now!

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 4:50pm 47 Comments

We are now shipping the RCbenchmark Series 1520. It measures overall efficiency, current, thrust, voltage, and motor speed. The device communicates with our…

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Estimate torque and efficiency from Kv

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 10:30am 5 Comments

How do you estimate motor torque and efficiency from basic measurements? It is useful to know this information to improve flight time and performance. The video explains the fundamental relationship between Kt and Kv. It turns out you can get a lot of information from the motor Kv.

This video is part of a series. There are more tutorials on the…

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Improving motor and propeller performance: theory and application (part1)

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 4:27pm 17 Comments

As promised, here is part 1 of our series on motor and propeller theory. Part 1 covers the coil magnet model, Kirchhoff's law for a motor, Back EMF, Kv, Kt, and motor efficiency.

By the end of the first video, you should really understand why is a motor is inefficient and the relation between electrical power, heat and mechanical power. The motor model is…

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