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How to go from rpm to hp or W.

  1. Oct 7, 2011 #1
    Im trying to get the Hp or W for the O.S 61FX RC airplane motor that has a propeller size 13x6 that give 10400rpm. The reason for this is to know the max speed that it can obtain discarding the weight and everything.
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2011 #2

    rcgldr

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    The propeller has a 6 inch "pitch". At 10,400 rpm that translates into 86.67 feet / second or 59.1 mph in a no load situation. Actual max speed of the rc model will be much less.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2011 #3

    russ_watters

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    Can't you look it up on OS's website? Calculating will be inexact...
     
  5. Oct 7, 2011 #4
    Just to be sure @ rcgldr we are talking about forward speed (velocity that the airplane is going to be traveling without any load and discarding the weight of the plane)?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2011 #5

    rcgldr

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    It would be better to say that if the plane were in a steep or vertical dive (and could achieve 59 mph speed with no power in a dive), that would be the speed where the prop would not experience a forward or backward load (only a torque load).
     
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