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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Basically I am doing work that requires me to calculate power for given thrust of a fan which is hovering.

Variables known:

diameter of fan: 0.8m, thrust output of fan: 250kg, rho=1.1455 kg/m^3 which is the density of air at 35Celcius , and eta which is the fan efficiency = 0.8

I tried this equation I found on wikipedia:

P^2 = (T^3) / ( (eta^2)(rho)A)

using this equation I got 7322w of power to attain a thrust of 250kg...This seems a little off. What is wrong here? does anyone know if this is even the correct value or even correct equation? thank you and appreciate it!

Variables known:

diameter of fan: 0.8m, thrust output of fan: 250kg, rho=1.1455 kg/m^3 which is the density of air at 35Celcius , and eta which is the fan efficiency = 0.8

I tried this equation I found on wikipedia:

P^2 = (T^3) / ( (eta^2)(rho)A)

using this equation I got 7322w of power to attain a thrust of 250kg...This seems a little off. What is wrong here? does anyone know if this is even the correct value or even correct equation? thank you and appreciate it!