How to caculate Thrust?

  1. I'm buildind a hover craft for a Physics project. I have built it, and am need ing to calculate how much thrust my leaf blower has to put out in order to lift me up, how do i do that? Same thing with forward movement, how do i figure out how much thrust it will take to move me forward if i'm basically hovering off the ground? Thanks!

    Michael
     
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  3. enigma

    enigma 1,817
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    To lift you, the thrust needs to be larger than the mass of the vehicle times the acceleration of gravity.

    For sideways motion, the needed thrust depends on your desired acceleration.
     
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