26 Aug

Testing Power Consumption of Motors

Recently, I have been working on testing the power consumption of motors. For this part of the experiment, I tested the HobbyPower 8520 Motors while paired with AAA batteries. This is working towards the future goal of understanding the maximum, minimum, and average flight times of given blimp systems.

Below are some of the readings I received. I noticed that the current readings were very volatile.

Voltage across the motor-battery circuit

Current across the motor-battery circuit

Power consumption table