does thrust equal weight lift capabilities? Answered
ok, so I am interested in building a 1 person quadcopter, kinda like a quadcopter/street bike if that makes any sense. i have a found a motor/prop combo that produces 170lbs of thrust that only ways 54lbs. simple math says that there should be a spare 116lbs that can be used per motor. but this is where I feel like I am missing something simple. my math says that with four of these motors it should be able to lift 464lbs -200lbs person = 264lbs so a 200lbs vehicle body including all the computers, chassis, wires... should be within reason with a spare 64lbs of thrust remaining. plz let me know where i feel like i have gone wrong. i can provide better specs of the motor prop combo if that would help clarify my question. i can also provide a 3d mockup of what i have planned if that would also help clarify.