Convert Knots to Feet Per Second

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1 kn = 1.68781 ft/s

How to Convert Knots to Feet Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

Convert knots to feet per second with this simple formula:

feet per second = knots × 1.68781

Converting a knot speed measurement to a foot per second measurement involves multiplying the speed by the conversion ratio to find the result. One knot is equal to 1.68781 feet per second, so to convert simply multiply by 1.68781.

For example, here's how to convert 5 knots to feet per second using the formula above.
5 kn = (5 × 1.68781) = 8.439049 ft/s

Knots and feet per second are both units used to measure speed. Learn more about speed and find more speed measurement conversion calculators. Knots are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as kn, for example 1 kn. Feet per second is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft/s, for example 1 ft/s.

knots and feet per second are units used to measure speed
Convert Feet Per Second to Knots

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Foot Per Second Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent foot per second value
Knots Feet Per Second
1 kn 1.6878 ft/s
2 kn 3.3756 ft/s
3 kn 5.0634 ft/s
4 kn 6.7512 ft/s
5 kn 8.439 ft/s
6 kn 10.13 ft/s
7 kn 11.81 ft/s
8 kn 13.5 ft/s
9 kn 15.19 ft/s
10 kn 16.88 ft/s
11 kn 18.57 ft/s
12 kn 20.25 ft/s
13 kn 21.94 ft/s
14 kn 23.63 ft/s
15 kn 25.32 ft/s
16 kn 27 ft/s
17 kn 28.69 ft/s
18 kn 30.38 ft/s
19 kn 32.07 ft/s
20 kn 33.76 ft/s
21 kn 35.44 ft/s
22 kn 37.13 ft/s
23 kn 38.82 ft/s
24 kn 40.51 ft/s
25 kn 42.2 ft/s
26 kn 43.88 ft/s
27 kn 45.57 ft/s
28 kn 47.26 ft/s
29 kn 48.95 ft/s
30 kn 50.63 ft/s
31 kn 52.32 ft/s
32 kn 54.01 ft/s
33 kn 55.7 ft/s
34 kn 57.39 ft/s
35 kn 59.07 ft/s
36 kn 60.76 ft/s
37 kn 62.45 ft/s
38 kn 64.14 ft/s
39 kn 65.82 ft/s
40 kn 67.51 ft/s

More Knot Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 mach
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 speed of sound
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 kn is equal to 1.716E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.150779 miles per hour
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.000514 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour
Convert to Meters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.514444 meters per second
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second