This uses the result derived in the calculation for the spin-up equations of a spinning disk weapon using a permanent magnet motor. That resulted in an equation for the rotational speed of the disk of:

In this equation, ω_{1}
is the no-load speed of the motor, T_{1} is the stall
torque of the motor, and I is the moment of inertia of the weapon. To
find out the moment of inertia of the weapon, refer to the table
of moment of inertia equations
here. Proofs of these equations are presented
here if you are interested.

Since the rotational speed is the differential of the rotated angle, i.e.

then

Now we have an equation which gives us the angle that the axe has travelled
through after a time *t*. The ‘c’ in the equation is a constant
of integration, which must have the value
c = -τω_{1} so that the angle is
zero when *t* is zero.

Rearrangement of equation 2 will give us the time taken for the axe to
reach an angle θ_{e} where we are assuming
it will be hitting the opponent. However, this equation is extremely difficult
to rearrange in terms of ‘t’. Mathematica online gives us the
following solution:

ProductLog is a rather complex mathematical function, which can be approximated to a series function, which to the fifth order is given by:

This is a very difficult equation to use as it is, and so will not be taken any further.