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Let's take the case of a stock Cessna 150, chained to the ground, standard day conditions. The engine is running at full power (say 2500RPM) and the propeller is absorbing its full output. Is there a formula that allows the calculation of the volumetric rate of flow of air through the propeller disc for this static test case?

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  • $\begingroup$ This answer might be relevant $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Dec 2 '18 at 20:48
  • $\begingroup$ thanks @pondlife, that is most excellent! $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Dec 2 '18 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ I am also surprised that you replied before our friend Peter Kaempf! $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Dec 2 '18 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ Chained to the ground, I didn't know that a C150 prop could absorb full output of the power plant. $\endgroup$ – mongo Dec 3 '18 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ aviation humor detected! $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Dec 3 '18 at 16:15

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