# Hydraulic motor torque for a home-built flight simulator

I am constructing a home built flight simulator and am using hydraulic motors with a arm attached to the motor spindle for movement. I need to know how much torque I would need in the motor to lift 1000 lbs. Also I need to know how fast the motor should be to move the weight 1 foot in 2 seconds. Thank you in advance

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...using hydraulic motors with a arm attached to the motor spindle for movement. I need to know how much torque I would need in the motor to lift 1000 lbs...

How long is the arm?

Also I need to know how fast the motor should be to move the weight 1 foot in 2 seconds.

Best answer I can give with the info provided is...

1 foot in 2 seconds = 6 inches per second.

the arm would be 2'

what I wanted to know when I asked about the arm moving, I wished to know how powerful a motor I would need to achieve this. ie: rpm, flow rate etc.

billy_joule
You have already defined the motor RPM by setting the time for the 2' arm to travel 6"/s.
The flow rate will depend on the motors swept volume.
You can get a lower limit for power from P=Fv (power =force*velocity). Actual Power required will depend on many other factors - required acceleration, motor efficiency, pipe friction, linkage & bearing friction etc etc.
If you provide a dimensioned sketch we may be able to offer further assistance.

sorry Im just a pilot. please elaborate on the acceleration, motor efficiency etc, as I just want someone to tell me what kind of motor I should purchase

I need to know what size and type of hydraulic motor will lift 1000lbs one foot in one second.

I propose to attach a lever to the motor spindle and attach the end of the lever to the object to be lifted

I need to know the rpm required for the motor, the flow rate in gallons per minute and the psi required to drive the motor to meet these specs