Watts per pound for aircraft

Off topic posts are welcome in this forum!
No smear campaign, or you will be banned!

Moderator: Mike Everman

Post Reply
Mike Everman
Posts: 4970
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:25 am
Antipspambot question: 0
Location: santa barbara, CA

Watts per pound for aircraft

Post by Mike Everman » Tue May 01, 2012 5:20 pm

Interesting find re: power required for various aircraft vs. weight of aircraft.
Research showed that general RC aircraft rule of thumb (for electrics) was 50-150W per pound of aircraft, depending on whether you want to just get it flying vs. full 3d aerobatics.
I checked a Cessna 172 vs. an Extra300 aerobatic plane, and the same holds for these bigger aircraft. faaaaascinating!
Mike Often wrong, never unsure.

Post Reply