Aviation/Helicopter Test Stands

The helicopter transmission, just as well as engines and rotors, require highly sophisticated and technically advanced transmission test systems to develop a technology base for future rotorcraft advances.


Standard Features


  • Direct-connected AC Variable Speed Input Dyne Motors
  • Directly connection OR 90° gearbox connection available for main mast AC output motor
  • Highly responsive inertia simulation capability
  • Accurate and responsive speed synchronization
  • Regenerative variable speed AC dyne systems
  • Modify speed and torque based on transmission config.
  • No water required to cool system
  • Highly-efficeint power utilization reduces energy costs
  • Optional Force Blade Simulation Systems available

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    Overview


    The helicopter has evolved into a highly valuable air mobile vehicle for both military and civilian needs. The helicopter transmission, just as well as engines and rotors, require highly sophisticated and technically advanced transmission test systems to develop a technology base for future rotorcraft advances.

    Research studies continuously aim to increase the life, reliability, and maintainability, reduce ther weight, noise, and vibration, and maintain the relatively high mechanical efficlency of the gear train In helicopter transmissions while also identify advanced materials and lubrlcation schemes, as well as advanced design concepts for both transmission components and total transmission systems.

    Mustang Advanced Engineering is one of only a few companies in the world that has developed systems and possesses the experience to deliver the the highly specialized testing solutions demanded for this application. MAE has experience building advanced testing solutions for helicopters like the OH-58 Kiowa and the AH-1, the Kawasaki OH-1, the Bell 47, and the HH-60G Pave Hawk. The experienced team at MAE are experts at creating custom solutions to fit specific testing

    Transmission and high-speed gearbox testing applications have long been a specialty and area of technical expertise for the team of testing and applications engineers of Mustang Advanced Engineering. Regardless of the unique challenges of your application, MAE has an complete systems solution to meet your helicopter transmission testing needs.

    MAE is widely regarded as a leading global provider of dynamometer systems for a wide range of applications that require accurate and repeatable inertia simulation, speed control, force control or acceleration control. Mustang’s line-up of dynamometer and test systems have evolved and acquired techniques and capabilities resulting from decades of experience in developing “high accuracy” simulation and test systems.