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Thrust calculation assistance.

  1. Apr 28, 2012 #1
    New poster here with a problem (No, not a homework, its a tinker problem)

    Basically, I've been trying to work out how much thrust would be required to lift 150kg and make it fly around (jetpack hypothetical), assuming that there is zero lift and constant thrust from the engine/s on the person.

    Now I've found several ducted fan's, but I haven't found a calculation that would translate their 'Static thrust: 2.7 lbs' into something I could work with.

    What I'd really like is a simple, easy to follow explaination on thrust mechanics for dummies :p
    Failing that, a link and alittle hint :)

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 30, 2012 #2
    If you're looking for an answer in lbs, then just convert the 150 kg into lbs, and that's at least how much you will need to get off the ground. Ideally more if you want to be able to move around and accelerate.
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