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 Quote by chingel Doesn't energy matter also?
This was covered in the previous threads. Note that

power = force x speed

For the wheels, the point of application of force is the ground, which is moving backwards relative to the cart. For the propeller, the point of application of force is the air, which is moving at (ground speed relative to cart) - (wind speed relative to ground) = wind speed relative to cart.

As an example, say the wind speed relative to ground is +10 mph, and that the cart is moving at +25 mph (downwind). Ground speed relative to the cart is -25 mph. Wind speed relative to the cart is -15 mph. If the effective advance ratio is .8, then the propeller would produce thrust at -20 mph relative to the cart if there was no load. This ratio means that with zero losses, the force at the propeller can be 1.25 (25/20) times the opposing force at the wheels. Assume the force at the wheels is 80 lbs, then the propeller could produce up to 100 lbs of thrust with no losses:

power = 80 lbs x 25 mph (wheels) = 100 lbs x 20 mph (propeller)

This results in an ideal net forward force of 20 lbs. The real thrust force and speed will be less, but as long as the net force is greater than rolling resistance and drag the cart accelerates, and in the case of the BB cart, it reaches a max around 3.5x wind speed.

The propeller makes things a bit more complicated than just gearing. The propeller's pitch is part of the effective gearing (and advance ratio). The propeller's size (width and length) affects how much thrust force is produced for a given thrust speed (relative to the air) and pitch. A long (large diameter) propeller will generally be more efficient.