Electric Jet Fan Quadcopter Build

Hey Everybody,

I'm new to this forum and am in the process of altering a current build that I have. I would like to power it using RC electric jet fan motors and was wondering if anyone has any idea of the lift ratios for those motors. It is a quadcopter with MC3510 KV630 motors with 11inch carbon props. The total weight is 9 lbs. A little overkill on the setup, but it works for my needs.

My current setup is a quadcopter with MC3510 KV630 motors with 11inch carbon props. The total weight of the quad is 5 lbs. A little overkill on the motors, but it works for my needs. It has a total lifting ability right now is 18 lbs.

What would be the equivalent in electric jet fan motors to get the same lifting power?

Any thoughts would be great.

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  • Have you worked with them before? I'm just curious how much more power they use to sustain a hover.


    Peter Seddon said:

    Ducted fan motors are very inefficient at producing thrust in the hover. Large props give much better efficiency for a quad. I would steer clear of fans. 

    Peter

  • Ducted fan motors are very inefficient at producing thrust in the hover. Large props give much better efficiency for a quad. I would steer clear of fans. 

    Peter

  • To clarify for those that may think I want to build a jet-powered quad. I just want to build a ducted fan powered quad. I'd also like to know any pros and cons to using ducted fans.

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