How to calculate the force required to lift an object into the air (helicopter)

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Hey everyone,I am trying to make a helicopter using an AVR or ARDUINO BOARD I wanted to know how do I calculate the force required to lift the helicopter.Can anyone also help me how much revolutions per minute(r.p.m) should the fans generate.I am planning to use two fans.
 

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berkeman
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Welcome to the PF. :smile:
I am planning to use two fans.
How are you going to keep it stable? With only 2 fans (and no cyclic control of the main rotor like a full-size helicopter uses), that can be harder. Are you wanting to build something like a drone?

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Hey everyone,I am trying to make a helicopter using an AVR or ARDUINO BOARD I wanted to know how do I calculate the force required to lift the helicopter.Can anyone also help me how much revolutions per minute(r.p.m) should the fans generate.I am planning to use two fans.
I don't think you are asking the right questions here. Isn't the force obvious? It's the weight of the helicopter!

And RPM; it is only one of many related properties of fans and not that meaningful on it's own.
 

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