UAVOS has launched new equipment for the testing and trial runs of internal combustion engines with a maximum power of up to 25hp.
The firm designed the equipment taking into account the specifics of the operation of engines in unmanned aircraft.
All essential engine parameters are displayed on a computer monitor, including: rotation velocity; torque; power; engine temperature; exhaust temperature; and the composition of the air-fuel mixture.
The product is able to: measure maximum torque and maximum power; analyse efficiency & fuel consumption characteristics at varying speed & load; measure engine temperature; measure exhaust temperature; determine the optimum ignition timing angle; and determine air-to-fuel ratio; and fine-tuning and calibrating the injection system.
Based on the data obtained, graphs of power, torque, thermal efficiency, fuel consumption are built.
If necessary, the test bed is equipped with its own system for cooling the engine under a test run.
To ensure safe testing, the functions of protection against excessively high speeds, overheating or engine overload are used.
Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO of UAVOS, said: “This is just another example of how we are working to reduce risk and make better performance improving engines reliability and endurance.
“Engine Test Bed allows us to deliver maximum mission-ready availability and bottom-line value to our customers – helping to reduce maintenance schedules and lower operating costs. Our engines allow customers to fly longer with superior performance.
“There is hope that our engines will open new customer and platform opportunities.”