Feb 28, 2005, 07:30 PM I'd Rather be Flying United Kingdom, Milton Keynes Joined Feb 2005 143 Posts Help! kc spreadsheet power question does anybody know how the mechanical power delivered by the rotor in the spreadsheet eg using tango 45-07 10S2P pack is calculated
 Feb 28, 2005, 11:49 PM Destroyer of G-10 United States, OR Joined Jul 2004 10,087 Posts all the equations are available on the spreadsheet. Latest blog entry: maximizing multicopter flight time...
Mar 01, 2005, 02:56 PM
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 Originally Posted by askman all the equations are available on the spreadsheet.
thanks for answering my question, have seen the formula's but my math is not too good when using formula's. I know it is a simple case of ohm's law so am I right in saying to calculate the maximum power available is the batt pack power plus motor power in watts. ie batt capacity x voltage plus motor power in watts together ? or am I going down the wrong road.

Also how do I calculate hover, average and max power. I have been working on the basis that 750W is approx 1H.P in i.c terms and taking it from there.

Any feedback would be much appreciated

Thanks
 Mar 01, 2005, 03:10 PM Destroyer of G-10 United States, OR Joined Jul 2004 10,087 Posts in KC's spreasheet, average/hover/peak power is defined in the sheet as watt/lb. so, if you want 100 watt/lb setup, you use 100*weight(in lb)/efficientcy to find power needed. the complicated part is due to resistance of different component(motor/battery/etc) that will affect your efficientcy. I use about 80% efficientcy if it is not critical, but KC's sheet calculates it based on available motor and battery data. Lets say you have 5lb heli(ready to fly) and you want 100 watt/lb power. this means you need to be able to provide 5*100/.8= 625watt. using 6S setup(which give about 20v), you will need 31amp current draw. Latest blog entry: maximizing multicopter flight time...
 Mar 01, 2005, 03:24 PM I'd Rather be Flying United Kingdom, Milton Keynes Joined Feb 2005 143 Posts Thanks Askman, I will have a play and see if it makes sensce now