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Measuring thrust forces exerted by quadcopter rotors or propellers

Measuring thrust forces exerted by quadcopter rotors or propellers

Are you a drone or quadcopter enthusiast?  Trying to build your own kick-ass quadcopter that will soar high and move fast?  Then you need to really understand the thrust characteristics of your motors and make sure it can generate enough thrust to provide sufficient lift and forward movement. 

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Load Cells with USB, UART, & Analog 0-5V Output shown in various configurations

Load Cells with USB, UART, & Analog 0-5V Output shown in various configurations

The iLoad Pro load cell is one of the family of load cells that use capacitive measurement techniques to measure forces or loads.  Unlike traditional strain gauge load cells, these capacitive load cells do not use resistive strain gauges that are bonded to a metal member.  Instead it uses two capacitive plates separated by a gap as the sensing element.

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Using USB Load Cells to measure lift and drag forces acting on WingSuits

Using USB Load Cells to measure lift and drag forces acting on WingSuits

Since the dawn of time, man has observed birds that can take off at will and fly through the sky with effortless ease and dreamed of doing the same.  

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NASA uses our S-Beam Load Cells with USB Output to Test Forces on a Parachute

NASA uses our S-Beam Load Cells with USB Output to Test Forces on a Parachute

NASA Ames Research center used two of our RAS1 S-Beam Load Cells and one RES2 S-Beam Jr. Load Cell with matching DI-1000U 24-bit USB Load Cell Interfaces and our LV-4000 software to measure the forces acting on a parachute during a test conducted in the giant wind tunnel facility.

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