I am currently working on an Arduino project where I am building a break in system for RC engines. I have some problems and maybe some ideas to solutions but I don't know if this is possible.
The idea is like this:
I am thinking about building a heated oil bath which I put the engine in, then I connect a dc or stepper motor to the engine's crankshaft so I can rotate it. Then I will use my Arduino to read the resistance and torque needed to turn the crankshaft of the engine and by using the values I get from that
I want to choose from different pre-programmed break in operations depending on how much break in is needed.
The oil bath's temperature is going to be monitored and controlled by the Arduino's and the engines rpm too.
Hope you guys can give me some advice and maybe ideas on how to read the resistance and compression of the engines and then decide a break in option depending on that.
Here is a video of a similar rig which is not controlled by an arduino: