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ADS-Pro V444

ADS-Pro V443

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ADS-PRO V444 – new features

General

  • The pdf files (technical notes...) are now opened in your favorite web browser

Propeller

  • Add foldable propeller

Aerodynamics

  • Compute drag for high lift devices and control surfaces when retracted
  • Engine nacelle base drag is negligible for pusher configuration
  • Turbopropeller engine drag is included in the nacelle drag
  • Oswald efficiency factor: reduction of the influence of the nacelle if wing mounted-pusher configuration
  • Add option to compute the zero lift drag coefficient of lifting surfaces from the turbulent flat plate coefficient

Processing

  • Add Fudge Factor to compute the propeller efficiency (for polynomial equation ONLY)

Stability

  • Improve the computation of the CG most forward position (influence of high lift devices on Cl0 and Cm0)

 

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V444 – bug fixes

  • Fuselage ventral fin: the identification of the symmetric fin is not always possible, depending of the position and the selected fin
  • Multiengine (>3): initialization of the symmetric engine if stopped
  • Battery data (energy density, capacity rate) not saved if N/A
  • Wrong calculation of the total shaft power when some engines are stopped (Reverse engineering/Performance analysis)
  • VTail: initialization of the standard geometry not performed when loading dataset
  • Contextual menu (weight & Loading): compute weight breakdown not performed
  • Other minor fixes

 

ADS-PRO V443 – new features

General

  • A 1-month free trial version is available on request on the web site.

Landing Gear

  • Display a list of candidate tires in function of the maximum static load, maximum ground speed and runway surface (maximum inflation pressure) (GREAT)

Electric System

  • The weight of batteries is computed from energy requirements and power requirements. The power requirements take into account the capacity rate of the batteries

Fuel Tanks

  • The tank volume of the fuselage is displayed in real time during the tank definition

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V443 – bug fixes

  • The wheel side strut position of the auxiliary landing gear (single wheel configuration) is shifted to the side of the wheel instead of to be centered on the wheel
  • When moving the last point on the line editor (CSP, DZ, Offset) the corresponding point in the TreeView is not updated
  • Wrong calculation of the constant-section length of the fuselage. May impact the longitudinal form coefficient and the computation of the Osswald efficiency factor
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V442 – new features

General

  • Possibility to watch videos (43) about a specific subject directly from the TreeView (GREAT). A blue point in the TreeView informs the user of that possibility.

Expertise

  • Display messages if the pusher propeller is located too close to the trailing edge of a lifting surface
  • Display messages if the interference drag is out of the range of historical values

3D-Model

  • Improve the generation of the 3D-Model of any lifting surface (the first section may be moved)
  • Add Ventral Fin
  • Update tailboom geometry at the end of the run

Processing

  • Possibility to perform the Reverse Engineering (partly) even if the engine model is not known
  • Export the results in a .csv file format

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V442 – bug fixes

  • The market price of a light airplane with a maximum takeoff weight lower than 600kg seems too low. It's computed from the ultra-light category's equation taking into account the flight speed
  • Propeller diameter: the upper limit is forced to be equal to the lower limit
  • Engine Nacelle: software crashes when inserting or removing one control station
  • Lifting Surface Sections: update lifting surface area display for all sections and not just for the current one
  • Drag of the engine nacelle not computed if mounted on fuselage with an engine pylon
  • Fuel consumption: wrong calculation of the fuel consumption in performance analysis
  • Wing mounted landing gear strut: wrong position of the strut on the left wing (Y<0), on the wing side
  • The computed interference drag due to control surfaces is overestimated if the control surface is made with different sections
  • The VTail CG position in Y direction is not correct if the VTail is shifted from the longitudinal axis
  • Design Level 1 & 2, software crashes when horizontal tail relative area is modified
  • Add/Remove wheel on a single strut gear (symmetric wheel not displayed)
  • Other minor fixes



 

ADS-PRO V441 – new features

Engine

  • The engine enveloppe is generated from the airplane TreeView and displayed in real time on the 3D-Model

Stability

  • The level of stability is computed from historical values. Warning messages are displayed and advices to modify the geometry are given if it's necessary to increase the level of stability (GREAT)

Centre of graity

  • Performance analysis: the theoritical CG position is computed and displayed on the 3D-Model
  • Reverse Engineering: the CG limits are computed and displayed on the 3D-Model as well as the CG position in cruise

Performance

  • The default CG position is located at 25% of the MAC

Processing

  • Multiple Runs: several runs are automatically performed one after the other. The results are filtered by specified limits. During execution only the modified values from run to run are displayed in the output window, ideal to understand the real impact of a change to the dataset (GREAT)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V441 – bug fixes

  • Engine nacelle mounted on fuselage: wrong definition of the engine position, impact on drag and wetted area calculation
  • Vertical tail wetted area: wrong computation if dihedral angle is greater than 90°
  • Application closes if the span of a control surface or high lift device is equal to zero
  • During the run the aspect ratio of the VTail is computed from projected area and not true area, but it's computed correctly at the end of the run
  • Unintentional deletion of some files (.csv, .stl) when saving the airplane dataset using the same name
  • Performance analysis, fixed pitch propeller: the engine shaft power is miscomputed when the propeller pitch angle is higher than it's optimal value (engine runs at low rpm)
  • Strut monted on tailboom are mounted by default on fuselage when tailbooms are removed
  • Other minor fixes

 

ADS-PRO V440 – new features

General

  • Choise of the Units
    • m | kg | s | km/h
    • m | kg | s | kts
    • ft | lb | s | mph
    • ft | lb | s | kts

Engine

  • IC Engine: variation of SFC with Power and Rpm

Control Surfaces / High Lift Devices

  • Easier definition
  • Automatic 3D-Display
  • Check if overlap (change in color and warning messages)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V440 – bug fixes

  • Twin-Tail: the symmetric tail is miscalculated on the 2D-Line editor when moving one cross-section in Y
  • Save File: remove whitespace from both sides of the file names (if any)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V439 – new features

General

  • Compute airplane wetted area based on reference or true area (function of design context)
  • The reference geometry of a VTail is imposed to be trapezoidal

Engine

  • User defined Specific Fuel Consumption and Engine Installation Factor

Aerodynamics

  • List airfoil candidates (Reverse Engineering, Performance Analysis)
  • List airfoil candidates for a given flight condition defined by a lift coefficient and a Reynolds Number.
  • User defined miscellaneous drag coefficient to take into account extra drag generated by external components (gimbal camera...) or protrusions...

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V439 – bug fixes

  • Impossible to insert a new control station in front of the last one without refreshing the body before
  • Miscalculation of the total fuel capacity with fuel tanks in tailbooms
  • Miscalculation of the ground position for a UAV without landing gear
  • Miscalculation of the equivalent deflection of the elevator and rudder for a ruddervator
  • Trim drag for negative control surface deflection
  • Impossible to compute a canard configuration with tailboom in Design Level 1
  • Incomplete list of airfoil candidates for some sorting values
  • Wheel fairing generated with default dimensions
  • Other minor fixes

 

ADS-PRO V438 – new features

General

  • Possibility to model flaperons
  • Compute taper ratio for lifting surfaces with multi trpezoidal sections
  • Airplane wetted area computed from true areas
  • Compute drag (CS, HLD): limit the deflection to the max/min values
  • Change process: don't reset the mass fudge factor
  • Load dataset: display all missing files together
  • Output/Process Window: don't display the same message consecutively

3D Geometry

  • LCL Editor: avoid having 2 points with the same coordinates
  • CtS Editor: prevent moving red points (their position is ONLY defined from LCL Editor)

Control Surfaces/High Lift Devices

  • Press F5 to refresh the geometry and position (not done automatically)

Propellers

  • Add new propeller charts (2-blades propeller)

Landing Gear

  • Wheel has brakes: initialize the symmetric brake

Performance

  • Stall: add flap settings
  • Takeoff/Landing: add runway surface
  • Takeoff: display drag breakdown if not possible to accelerate to VLoff

Processing

  • Design Level 1: add information (engine nominal power imposed by...)
  • Performance Analysis: compute empty weight with a constant mass fudge factor
  • Performance Analysis: display pitch angle for variable pitch propeller

Advanced Parameters

  • Add fudge factor applied in ground effect on the drag increment due to the deflection of the CS/HLD

Battery Database

  • Limit the number of data

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V438 – bug fixes

  • Interference drag due to flap/aileron deflection: remove the ground effect because already included in profile drag increment
  • 3D-Model not updated when airfoil is changed
  • The vertical displacement of a CtS is not displayed on the CtS Line Editor
  • 3D-Model of a winglet not updated when airfoil of the last wing section is changed
  • Not possible to load an airplane with tailboom and cargobay, cargodoors
  • Not possible to generate a fuel tank in a tailboom
  • Impossible to compute total volume of fuel if one component has more than one tank
  • Impossible to display the results Quality when some results are not numerical values
  • Impossible to compute the interference drag for Light Business and Light Transport Categories
  • Impossible to stretch a body without refreshing it before (dataset created in a former version)
  • Miscalculation of the MAC position in the chord direction of a multi trapezoidal lifting surface
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V437 – new features

General

  • Check the name of a dataset
  • Display tips at the opening of a new session
  • Update data in the treeview when modified during the run

Propellers

  • Add new propeller charts
  • Add information about propeller performance (efficiency, activity factors...)
  • Add advanced parameters to improve the computation for extreme configurations (large diameter, high power...)

Systems

  • Fuel systems: compute tank volume based on the 3D-Model of the tank
  • Fuel systems: check the consistence between the total volume and the sum of each tank volume

Processing

  • Track changes: display the differences in results between two successive runs (great !)
  • Lift distribution: update the lift slope at the position of the bodies (fuselage, nacelles, tailbooms)

3D-Display

  • Improve the generation of the bodies (smoother)
  • Add blades on propeller disc (visual check of the number of blades)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V437 – bug fixes

  • 3D-Model of a body: difficulty to get a smooth shape
  • Maximum rate of climb performance: lift curve slope not computed
  • Engine enveloppe: not allowed to put it at the reference point
  • Rudder display: incorrect on multi trapezoidal surface
  • Incidence of wing sections for multi trapezoidal geometry
  • Remove airplane from current session not allowed
  • VTail: equivalent horizontal tail geometry for boom mounted
  • Display new ailerons on 3D-Model
  • Remove and save the last airplane from the treeview
  • Compute fuel tank capacity (lifting surface)
  • Other minor fixes

 

ADS-PRO V436 – new features

General

  • Add results (definition of terms for different tables)
  • Add information in the Output/Process windows
  • Add information in the data description window

High Lift Devices

  • If several high lift devices on the same lifting surface, possibility to define different angles of deflection

Propellers

  • Compute activity factor based on engine nominal power
  • Update propeller efficiency according to activity factor

Takeoff and Landing Performance

  • Improve the accuracy (based on validation process)
  • Split friction on braked and not braked wheels
  • Adjust the drag generated by the high lift devices
  • Adjust the effect of headwind

Stability

  • Modification in the computation of the CG most forward position

Processing

  • Possibility to compute the propeller efficiency from propeller charts or from polynomial equation

Seaplane

  • Display a message if the seaplane model was not generated with a step

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V436 – bug fixes

  • Compute airfoil a0 for low Reynolds Number (need to be approximated)
  • Compute exposed area for vertical tail
  • Delete image files (2D Line Editor) before saving the files
  • Performance analysis with 5-Blades propeller
  • Display computed masses with a specific fudge factor
  • Installation efficiency for propeller mounted on nacelle
  • Number of operative propeller (Design Level 1)
  • Initialize mass of batteries (Design Level 2)
  • Update VTail position when the wing position and geometry are modified
  • Minimum number of ribs (4)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V435 – new features

General

  • Add additional results (Mass)
  • Add information in the Output/Process Windows
  • Add Message Box in the definition of Advanced Parameters
  • Identification of "Read Only" Data with [ ]

Performance

  • Compute and display the Speed Polar (Performance Analysis)
  • Compute and display the Payload Range Chart (Performance Analysis)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V435 – bug fixes

  • Bodies (force same shape and align section): the sections are forced in circumscribed rectangle
  • Load a dataset created with a "higher" license
  • Tools: Load Airplane if not equipped with the selected system
  • Tools: mass of horizontal tail and vertical tail not computed
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V434 – new features

General

  • Define the most critical engine (multi-engine aircraft)

3D-Model

  • Vertical Tail may be moved below the fuselage or tailboom
  • Update the symmetric vertical tail

Performance

  • Takeoff: take intoo account the ground effect to compute the lift coefficient
  • Compute performance OEI with the most critical engine
  • Propeller efficiency: extrapolate if pitch angle is lower than 15° (lower limit: 10°)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V434 – bug fixes

  • Generation of the 3D-Model if 2 control stations are too close from each other
  • Twin Vertical Tail: update symmetric
  • Update fuselage shape if the second control station is in front of the first one
  • Takeoff with ducted propeller
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V433 – new features

General

  • Additional input for reverse engineering process
  • Check missing data before a run

Performance

  • Multi-Engine: compute performance with OEI
  • Takeoff: compute performance @MxTO power setting
  • Landing: add free roll time

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V433 – bug fixes

  • New Airplane: no initialisation of the lifting surface standard geometry
  • Load aircraft without making a run before: no initialisation of the lifting surface standard geometry
  • Turbopropeller: check engine data if no reverse
  • Reverse Engineering with a 5-Blades Propeller
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V432 – new features

General

  • All moving horizontal tail (stabilator)
  • Add information in the TreeView to make easier the definition of the 3D-Model (areas, distances)
  • Posiibility to launch some calculations from the TreeView: geometry, stability derivatives, airfoil candidates, costs...

3D-Model

  • VTail mounted on fuselage: allow to define the Y position
  • Systems/Other: allow to define the Y and Z position
  • Gear fairing: allow to define the X position
  • Compute the CG from the 3D geometry (lifting surface, fuselage, fuel tanks)

Performance

  • Oswald efficiency factor computed from lift distribution
  • Fuselage drag coefficient for pusher/tractor configuration
  • Cruise flight condition: add power setting
  • Takeoff: add rotation time
  • Landing: add free roll time and rolling friction coefficient brakes on
  • Propeller installation factor: take into account the shape and size of the body behind it

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V432 – bug fixes

  • Load new license file and remove the dataset
  • Ducted propeller: position and geometry
  • Boxwing: default geometry
  • Display headwind speed for takeoff and landing
  • Tailboom default shape (engine nacelle type)
  • Initialize CG location (performance analysis/Stall)
  • Takeoff run: compute speed until liftoff speed
  • Lifting surface shadded area
  • Design level 1, seaplane: update takeoff curve
  • Update engine position: Z
  • Propeller efficiency if pitch angle higher than 45°
  • Maximum lift increment for twin engine, wing mounted
  • Twin vertical tail configuration to single vertical tail
  • Takeoff flap deflection initialized to 0
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V431 – new features

General

  • Design of Seaplanes (Flyingboat) - Reverse Engineering, Design Level 1 & 2, Performance Analysis
  • Add contextual menus (compute geometry, costs...)

3D-Model

  • New components (Hulls, Floats, Struts
  • Display ground and water surface

Performance

  • Takeoff and Landing on water surface
  • Influence of headwind

Export

  • Hulls and Floats

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V431 – bug fixes

  • Initialize Control Lines (Offset, DZ)
  • Update 3D-Model wheninserting New Control Station
  • Display 2D Line Editor make the Property Display Window empty
  • Insert Control Station
  • Update Line Editor (modification on circular Control Station)
  • Change engine type for multi engine configuration
  • Change propeller diameter
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V430 – new features

General

  • V-Tail Configuration
  • Gull-Wing Configuration
  • Folding Wing
  • Compute/Display the area of the lifting surface during the Reverse Engineering and Performance Analysis data acquisition process
  • Check engine dataset before making a run

3D-Model

  • Display in transparency the reference lifting surface
  • Rotation of the Cross Sections (function of the dihedral angle)
  • Function key F6 to hide the selected component
  • Function key F7 to display all components

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V430 – bug fixes

  • Wing strut (force incidence and twist to 0)
  • Strut default shape (compute geometry)
  • Change classification when LCL Editor is loaded
  • List Missing Data (missing data remaining at root position)
  • Default structure on multi Vertical Tail configuration
  • Default structure on Canard Configuration
  • Control Surface and High Lift Devices Geometry for multi trapezoidal section
  • Force initialisation of the standard geometry if Process with No Solution
  • Update fuel tank geometry
  • Initialisation of the number of tailboom
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V429 – new features

General

  • Strut-Braced Wing Configuration
  • Improve Twin-Boom Design Configuration

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V429 – bug fixes

  • Side Force due to Sideslip Derivative (VT-Boom Mounted)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V428 – new features

General

  • Ducted Fan design capability (4-5 Blades, 0.8m-1.8m)
  • Landing Gear: Improve the computation of the CG position for retracted and extended position

3D-Model

  • Update CG position in real time with component position
  • Update AC position in real time with component size and position
  • Display the Ducted Fan on the LCL Editor

Performance

  • Determine the best duct size to generate the thrust

Database

  • New airplanes: CEA308, RFB Fantrainer F400, Edgley Optica, Glasair III
  • Ducted Fan: Performance tables (4-5 blades, 0.8-1.8m)
  • New airfoils: LS(1)0417
  • New engines: Jabiru 2200, PT6A, Allison 250

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V428 – bug fixes

  • Reverse Engineering: Update the length of the tailboom during the run
  • Reset View: Unloading 3D-View
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V427 – new features

General

  • Check Cfe value when computed from Reverse Engineering
  • Check file name before saving
  • Add messages if components are oversized

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V427 – bug fixes

  • Control Line Editor (Nacelle & Tailboom): Force initialization (align bleu points with red points) in order to avoid the use of the Control Line Editor
  • Control Line Editor: unexpected DZ for CtS(1) and CtS(3)
  • Cabin and Flight Deck: Update geometry before computing geometry
  • Occupant: default standing position
  • Tails relative area: computed from reference area
  • Control Stations: Update relative position (%) if the last one is moved
  • Main and Auxiliary Gear: Mass computation (Raymer Method)
  • Fuel tank: Update geometry (Fuselage and Taiboom tanks)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V426 – new features

General

  • Check fuel tank volume (Performance Analysis)
  • Default Geometry (Light-Twin-Engine): Limite the number of Control Stations
  • Results: Display static margin for Cruise, Best Range and Best Endurance

3D-Model

  • Display graph to manage blended values for CSP, DZ and Offset
  • Display Wetted Area Plot
  • Display Volume Plot
  • Display airplane MAC based on the reference geometry of the wing

Performance

  • Best Range optimisation: Control on maximum power setting for cruise
  • Best Endurance optimisation: Control on maximum power setting for Cruise

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V426 – bug fixes

  • Compute default CG position for Canard Configuration
  • Compute the 3D-Model of the fuel tank (Fuselage)
  • Compute the propeller rpm (Fixed-Pitch Propeller, Partial-Power)
  • Tangent interpolation for 3D-Model (bodies)
  • Update Nacelle geometry while loading
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V425 – new features

General

  • List Airfoil Candidates from airfoil database (+1300) (the best airfoils for the main flight condition)
  • List Engines form engine database (engine of same technology)
  • Check for missing entities before computing
  • Add option Refresh in Real-Time (LCL & CtS Line Editor)

Airfoil Database

  • +1300 airfoils

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V425 – bug fixes

  • Takeoff altitude (results display)
  • Change process while LCL Editor is loaded
  • Default geometry for UAV
  • Update symmetric (Nacelle, Tailboom, Engine Pylon)
  • Tangent interpolation for 3D-Model (bodies)
  • Propeller blade number (same number)
  • Engine position modification during Reverse Engineering
  • Computing with missing entities
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V424 – new features

General

  • Add option to compute the aerodynamic with the parabolic drag approximation
  • Add rate of climb table (for different flight weight)
  • Improve takeoff performance calculation

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V424 – bug fixes

  • Fix Control Point position on Longitudinal Control Line Editor (top view)
  • Fix mass of wing with fuel tank (toolbox)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V423 – new features

General

  • Point displacement on Longitudinal Control Lines (Mouse Down + Shift: vertical ONLY, Mouse Down + Ctrl: vertical ONLY)
  • Don't save the session if On-Line Registered
  • Don't load the airplane if one airfoil data file is misssing
  • Add the flight description in information messages
  • Add information about the selected standard geometry if not appropriated with the current geometry

 

ADS-PRO V423 – bug fixes

  • Fix Engine pylon display on 2D Line Editor

ADS-PRO V422 – new features

Model Canard/Tandem Configuration

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Feasability Analysis
  • Conceptual Design
  • Performance Analysis

Improve algorithms

  • Aerodynamic loads on lifting surfaces
  • Control Surface deflection
  • CG-Range
  • Stability Derivatives
  • Stall performance: stall departure location
  • Static Stability: computed from static margin
  • Takeoff and Landing performnace: reduction of calculation time
  • Generation of Airfoil dataset

Add new checks during the run

  • Trim lift and maximum control surface deflection

Airfoil Database:

  • Add new property: Is Used For

Longitudinal Control Lines Editor and Control Stations Editor

  • Add wheel fairings

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V422 – bug fixes

  • Fix Engine envelope for pusher engine (Turbopropeller, Electric Motor)
  • Fix VT position for a twin-boom configuration
  • Fix Control Surface position for a twin-boom configuration
  • Fix Airfoil Dataset generation via XFoil
  • Fix Wing Chord dimension greater than 0
  • Fix Initialize fuel tanks in booms while loading
  • Fix save file if no valid license
  • Fix missing engine characteristics (TP)
  • Fix the modification (tractor / pusher) is not taken into account in the 2D line editor of the LCL and CtS
  • Fix List of missing data (Aircraft & Prop)
  • Fix Contour Lines display for engine pylons
  • Fix Contour Lines display is circular fuselage shape
  • Fix Y-position of mid-engine during design level 1 & 2
  • Fix Ri for a push-pull configuration (Design Level 1)
  • Fix VT position if HT-Mounted
  • Fix Loading Missing Engine File
  • Fix Pylon (LS) Geometry computation
  • Fix stability derivatives if no aileron selected
  • Fix uncheck HLD after stopping execution
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V421 – new features

Model Light Business Airplane

  • Turbopropeller engines
  • Interior: cabin, flight deck
  • Doors: passenger, emergency, cargo doors
  • Display containers

Add turbopropeller database

Add new checks during the run

  • Interference of crew members with the wall of the fuselage
  • CG range for all load cases

Create engine envelope by default for:

  • Turbofan, Turbojet
  • Turbopropeller
  • Electric motor

Longitudinal Control Lines Editor and Control Stations Editor

  • Possibility to display/hide the additional shapes

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V421 – bug fixes

  • Fix additional shapes display on Control Station and Longitudinal Control Lines Editors, for bodies located out of the symmetric plane of the airplane
  • Fix data not saved for control systems
  • Fix check of the computer Id during On-Line Registration
  • Fix engine drag computation for multi engine
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V420 – new features

Display additional shapes on the Control Stations and Longitudinal Control Lines Editor

  • Lifting surfaces
  • Control surfaces
  • High lift devices
  • Fuselage
  • Nacelles
  • Landing gear

Improve the mass computation of the aircraft's systems

Add contextual menu to display/compute the characteristics of fuselage, control surfaces and high lift devices

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V420 – bug fixes

  • Fix technical note display TN00-063 (chek-list to perform the reverse engineering)
  • Fix crash if request to insert a control station in front of the last one (from the TreeView and the Longitudinal Control Lines Editor)
  • Fix gear strut position (from the wheel side)
  • Fix distance and angle measure on the Control Station Editor
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V419 – new features

Focus on the reverse engineering analysis

  • Geometry, propulsion
  • Performance: cruise, climb, takeoff, landing and stall performance analysis
  • Aerodynamic analysis
  • Quality analysis
  • Statistical analysis

Engine envelope created by default (single cylinder)

Compute equivalent friction coefficient for parabolic drag polar and shift-do-to-camber drag polar

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V419 – bug fixes

  • Fix crash if request to display statistics
  • Fix volume coefficient computation (not computed during reverse-engineering analysis and performance analysis)
  • Improve propeller efficiency calculation for a fixed pitch propeller in Level Flight
  • Improve results display for stall performance if no high lift device selected
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V418 – new features

Compute the performance of an airliner:

  • Cruise performance
  • Payload chart
  • Drag tables and charts
  • SAR tables and charts
  • Mission table and charts

Model airliners

  • Turbofan engines
  • Interior: cabin, flight deck, cargo bays, gear bays
  • Doors: passenger, emergency, cargo doors, gear doors
  • Structure: ribs, spars, frames

Add turbofan database

Improve installation efficiency for propeller driven airplane

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V418 – bug fixes

  • Fix the generation of the fuselage 3D-Model 
  • Fix error message display when New Airplane + Select category
  • Fix crash if lifting surface section has a relative position lower than 1m
  • Fix refresh of the Memo content if Check Data selected
  • Fix initialization of the trapezoidal section index at 100% position along the span
  • Fix image import on the Top-View. The imported image must have a width greater than the height. A warning message is displayed if this is not the case.
  • Fix the change of lifting surface incidence. Not relayed to cross sections
  • Other minor fixes

 

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