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Why We Eliminated Bearings and Pivots from Our Test Stands

In the six years since we started selling our drone test stand technology, we’ve learned a lot of lessons through trial and error. One of those lessons led us to develop our (patent pending) technology, the solid state load cell system for measuring thrust and torque.

Perhaps the most obvious concept for such a tool, and the cheapest to build, is a system involving bearings or bushings. (We would know, since this is what we used in our original Series 1580 design).

What we’ve learned, however, is that using bearings and bushings has a number of disadvantages…

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