General rule of thumb with heavier than air craft is the bigger, slower lifting surface with less interference is more EFFICIENT at converting available power into lifting and/or propelling force.
The helicopter blade is of comparable efficiency in creating thrust as the propeller, but the wing is far more efficient at creating lift, therefore the Cessna 150 requires less POWER to create the same amount of total FORCE (lift and thrust).
You will notice this works for monoplane vs biplane (less interference), propeller vs fan (much less interference), hi aspect glider vs low aspect speed plane (more efficient wing), 2 bladed helicopter vs 8 bladed helicopter (less interference), bird vs airplane (slower "propeller")
Force = Power x Efficiency
You will notice birds propel and lift more like helicopters. Yet they are MORE efficient than the Cessna because their PROPELLERS are proportionally larger and slower. But we do not see 400 kg birds or 800,000 lb Cessnas because NET thrust is what actually moves the aircraft.
A less EFFICIENT jet has much more power, so much more thrust is available, albeit with more fuel consumption per pound of thrust produced.
Finally, force required to "make the aircraft hover" and "make the air plane fly" really is comparable! One must simply realize in both cases it is FORCE vs DRAG. So, for direct comparison, they both need to be at flying speed. The helicopter has an obvious advantage here.
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For the benefit of @ MSalters and @ AirCraft Lover an examination of units is in order
F = ma kg m/seconds squared
Now the equation for Power = F x velocity = kg m/seconds squared x m/second
This is an unfortunate corruption of James Watts original weight lifting work with horses (origin of "horsepower") and should read:
Power = massxgravity + massxacceleration to reach speed and Power = massxgravity at constant speed F=ma=weight being lifted. Force vectors are ADDITIVE. Air drag and pulley friction are negligible.
Notice distance has NOTHING to do with POWER!
Let's fast forward to the THRUST curve of an Estes C6-0 model rocket and viola! That is what James Watt's horse is doing!
So we can think in terms of thrust, lift, drag, and gravity as ADDITIVE forces (much easier), and better yet, break them down into vertical and horizontal components!