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Old 18-02-2021, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Eagle's Nest View Post
Hold up. I need someone to explain the physics of needing more power in thin air.
Thin atmosphere will not provide as much lift if the rotor blades are spinning “slowly” (slowly as in like a drone on Earth) so the rotor blades on Ingenuity need to rotate much much faster to generate sufficient lift, even taking into account Mars’ gravity is less than that of Earth.
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