Questions tagged [thrust]

Any method of propulsion used by drones or model aircraft to move and fly.

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Do propellers layered on top of each other have twice the thrust of one propeller?

If you had two of the same propellers layered on top of each other going at the same RPM, with some space in between, would the thrust be double the amount of a single propeller at the same RPM? If ...
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How do thrust requirements change as a multirotor leaves ground effect?

Assuming either a quadcopter or a hexacopter, is there any published data on how much more energy is expended to escape the ground effect? Is it a function of the thrust being produced to lift the ...
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What impact does a shroud have on the torque produced by the prop(s) of a multirotor that incorporates a properly designed shouded propeller?

Based on the research presented here: "Hover and wind-tunnel testing of shrouded rotors for improved micro air vehicle design" and other reading that translates similarly well-designed shroud and ...
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How useful is knowing the torque generated by a motor prop combination?

I'm designing a series of small drones for use in a swarm configuration in combination with terrestrial / marine / submarine robots. As part of the process, I've designed a test rig to measure the ...
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How do I calculate thrust for a quadrocopter?

I am designing a quadrocopter style aircraft that uses a 20 inch propeller 1.625 inches in width and has a pitch of 8 inches. How do I calculate static lift / thrust and the dynamic thrust / lift ...
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Do propellers at different angles work the same? And do intersecting flows of air work the same?

Say a propeller pushing thrust downwards generates 70 lbs of force. If you tilted the angle of the system to 45 degrees would it generate the same thrust? If you had each rotor angled inwards of a ...
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Error in the explanation of Ingenuity: The Mars Helicopter by NASA members?

I was watching this video by Veritasium on Youtube, where he talks with NASA engineers about the Mars helicopter. At the attached timestamp they talk about how a completely overlapping rotor ...
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EDF Simplified Thrust Calculation?

So I am making my own EDFs that are 3D printed. The inside volume of the tube is 412,132 cubic millimeters I believe: Inner diameter is 80mm and length was 82mm The hub diameter is: 40mm Calculated ...
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How to determine the minimum thrust to weight ratio for a fixed-wing aircraft?

I am considering building a fixed-wing aircraft with foam board, and I'm unsure what the necessary thrust to weight ratio is. With quads, it's easy to determine the necessary thrust. Just find a motor/...
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Datasheets for lift of a 27x12x2 inch propeller?

I'm looking to find the amount of lift produced by a 27 inch diameter, 12 inch pitch, two-blade propeller spinning facing the ground. Are there any datasheets that show the amount of lift given at any ...
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How to choose the most efficient (thrust per watt) motor+propeller setup for a drone?

I'm designing a quadcopter weighing around 250 grams, while maintaining a thrust-to-weight ratio of 2:1 Optimize: Maximize the thrust-per-watt for the motor+propeller pair Constraints: weight of each ...
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How do ducted fans impact drone performance?

There are many drones available which use ducted fans as opposed to open propellers. How does a ducted fan quadcopter differ in performance from an open-prop quadcopter? Note: the other question ...
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Can an extra 300s glide upside down and backward?

I had a crasy idea; here it is. Let's say I'm flying an 80" Extra 300s with a .6 nitro motor in it. I then go into a dive straight down with full throttle util my plane is 30 ft. off the ...
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I am confused on how to measure thrust for a propeller and would like some help

For my science project, I am measuring the power and efficiency of different propellers. I was researching thrust stands and that seems to be the best way to measure thrust. I already have a brushless ...
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Would the dle 55RA be enough to power my paramotor(ducted)? [closed]

I plan on using the dle 55ra engine to produce 5hp at 8,500 rpm. I am using it in a paramotor, and to save space I am considering using a ducted propeller similar to the Fulcrum power pod. The duct ...
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Building a personal helicopter, I have a 5kw electric hub motor, how big will the rotors need to be? [closed]

I am building a personal electric helicopter, it consists of a lightweight steel frame that attaches to the axle of the hub motor. If the motor outputs 155nm of torque @ 5kw, and a max rpm of 700. How ...
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