Rough estimate power calculator

 

New version for 2011. Just to help you with the estimated power calculations for a human powered aeroplane, here is a calculator based on Chris Roper’s formula.

NOTE: This has been tested in Internet Explorer and Chrome. I cannot recommend using it in FireFox.

NOTE: This is just an estimate using some assumptions. More detailed calculations are required for a more realistic calculation of power required. See the Kremer section of Prop Designer

NOTE: Estimated power of more than 300 Watts, 0.4 Horsepower or 220 ft lb /sec are increasingly less likely to fly, double these values and there is very little hope.

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