To be brutally honest, it's one of those "You can, but it doesn't mean you should" scenarios. 40 hp is about the minimum just because of those days where you're behind the curve (marginal DA, etc) that little margin of a few extra horsepower might give you the extra airspeed to make the difference between safety and biting it into the trees off the end of the runway. Then again, this is my own mileage and I don't feel any need to try to see how light or low-powered I can make something that will leave the ground. Yours may vary.Now, power is thrust times velocity, so while 20HP might be enough to get a 200kg airborne, it will fly very slowly. Or you might power a relatively fast aircraft with 20HP, but it will have very poor takeoff and climb performance. Aircraft in the 200kg range usually have engines more in the 40-60HP range.
Does anyone know how much weight can a 20 hp engine lift? Approximately how much hp is required to lift up to 200kg.
Autoreply's response demonstrates exactly what I was thinking. To answer your question you will need to define what is your intended method for lifting this weight? With gears and mechanisms (Autoreply) it could be a lot, with a propeller/rotor it will be less, with wings and thrust (starjar/Dana) it will be something else. The question needs specifics.Depends on the gearing. An elevator on an aircraft carrier runs on something like 20 HP and can lift a 60,000 lbs fighter.
If you mean "lift at cruise", with 20 Hp could lift a pretty heavy motor glider, say 1000 kg.Does anyone know how much weight ( of an aircraft, in this case) can a 20 hp engine lift? Approximately how much hp is required to lift up to 200kg. Will be very gratefull. thanks
These two clarifications still leave me a bit confused. onder: Here in the US "elevator" is used to describe both a mechanical lifting platform and a pitch control device on a plane.I meant about lifting a plane with elevator.