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ADS-Pro V429

ADS-Pro V428

ADS-Data (ADS Database)


ADS-PRO V429 – new features


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Determine the best duct size to generate the thrust


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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