What would be expected power draw to maintain altitude?


#1

I can’t find any references to what power draw range would be for maintaining altitude.
I’m not talking about averages for the entire flight, although that would be better than nothing.

I realize it’s depending on altitude and wing, but a general range would be great for something I’m calculating out and possibly developing.

Thanks!


#2

It draws around 100A for me and that’s with a not super efficient wing. Also, I’m 190lbs not that makes a huge difference.


#3

So that’s 86kg pilot weight, when you say not super-efficient wing, what size and EN rating?
I’m just trying to get a feel for whether 100A is toward the top-end of cruise power requirement…