hi all, i was thinking today about flying and jetpacks what not you get the idea long story short i need math help, lol
i weight 375lbs at most
so before i can even get off the ground i need 375lbs of thrust, but from there i need to be able to climb 50 feet into the air to avoid buildings etc can someone help me out i have no idea where to start on this one
do i work it out lb's per square inch or what, how do i calculate the amount of force needed to climb each foot anyone able to help me on this? also i need to be able to fly for about 2 hours max
All you technically need is just a little bit of thrust more than your weight (plus the weight of the jetpack, of course.) If you want to get to a height of 50 ft before you are 90 years old, you will probably want a bit more thrust than that.
Originally Posted by Memorex
Answer this question to yourself: How much time do you want it to take to get to 50 ft? Then employ to find the required acceleration, then to find the required thrust.
Originally Posted by topsquark
thanks for the reply dan but theres one problem i don't understand any of those equasions at all sorry but its just gibberish to me i haven't done any form of math other then basic for the last 6 months the math part of my brain looks like a decayed fish, but i was thinking getting to 50ft in the space of a minute
(if you tell me how the equasions work i can do it from there )(like y = force or what ever)
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