This is a sub-page of our post on miniquad propeller thrust tests from the back of a truck. Please click the link to read the full article if you landed here.
Some notes on these plots:
- If you are on a computer, you can view the data points by hovering over them. This also applies for legends which have been cut off.
- Check them out on a desktop computer! Mobile phones will work but you’re going to have a hard time seeing the legends and may have issues loading the page.
- Two plots are included for each prop: Thrust and Efficiency. Thrust is in kilograms (kg). Efficiency is in grams per watt (g/W). Efficiency was cut off before the prop starts to generate thrust, which is quite late in the test for higher speeds.
- The x-axis is time in seconds since the start of the test.
- The legend includes the prop name and the speed being driven at for each series in the graph. It also includes a percentage. This is the average percentage of the static thrust/efficiency that the propeller is operating at once it hits maximum (70%) throttle. For example, 60% for the 50MPH thrust test means the prop is only producing 60% of the thrust it would have produced at 0MPH. Put another way, it lost 40% of its thrust at 50MPH.
HQProp DPS 5x4x3 “Notched”:
DAL T5045C “Cyclone”:
HQProp Durable 5x5x3:
Gemfan Flash 5152:
HQProp Durable 6x4x3V1S: