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Adding realism - Aero Calculator Software

#1 Post by Mark Richards » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:38 am

Do you like more realism in working out many calculations you make in Flight Sim?

http://perso.orange.fr/hsors/FS_Soft/adacalc.html

Adacalc is an advanced and accurate aeronautical calculator including the following modules:

ICAO standard atmosphere: high precision calculation of all standard atmosphere parameters, including standard ratios, up to a geometric altitude of 65,000 ft
Speed calculations: calculation of any speed (CAS, TAS, EAS, Mach) at a given altitude and temperature, based on exact equations (compressibility equations)
Changeover level for any IAS-mach pair of values
Descent calculator: based on a 2/3-step precise numerical integration of constant Mach then constant IAS descent segments
Density altitude calculation (with humidity correction)
Enroute basic wind calculations
IFR turn parameters: bank, rate of turn and radius at constant or limited bank and calculation of turn anticipation angles
Tracks and distance between 2 points from great circle, WGS-84 spheroidal and loxodromic (rhumb line) models
Latitude and longitude calculations from track and distance using great circle and spheroidal equations
Radials intersection
Magnetic variation (from 2005 to 2010) at any world place calculated from IGRF-10 and WMM-2005 magnetic models (exact equations)
Sunrise and sunset UTC values (civil and official) calculated from accurate NOAA algorithms.

Might not be everyone's cuppa tea, but I like it!

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#2 Post by Wagner Beskow » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:00 am

Cool !!

And while at that, would anyone know of a freeware electronic E6B computer/calculator?
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#3 Post by Leon Gibbs » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:15 am

Gee whats wrong with a calculator?? I could do with something like this in a real plane, coupled to the GPS and Autopilot I could just about fly the plane with a laptop. On second thoughts It reminds me of that Airbus that crashed when its computers went all hay-wire trying to do a low approach overshoot. LOL
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#4 Post by Stuart Paul » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:58 am

:lol: Leon
I think you will find the Airbus Crashed because the crew pulled circuit brakers and disabled some of the onboard computers.
Unfortunatly it was those very systems that were needed to fly the aeroplane.
:lol: :lol:
The French Boeing Spoken on the flight deck would have been rather corse one would think.
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#5 Post by Leon Gibbs » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:35 pm

OMG They pulled circuit breakers on an aircraft that is dependant on those very systems to fly :shock:

Lets hope someone doesn't do that in a A380 :D
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#6 Post by Brock Goodison » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:56 pm

Well in actual fact, why would they even put crew-accessible curcuit breakers for those systems?

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#7 Post by Mark Richards » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:18 pm

Team

I have tonight moderated some messages out of this topic.

Specifically relating to findings of enquries into crashes.

While I accept that the information is publically available, I personally don't believe it appropriate to re-hash CVR transcripts or findings of enquiries where death or serious injury has occured.

One never knows who might read this forums.

I know from bitter personal experience what it is like to lose friends in an aircraft crash (as well as witness it happen).

I believe it is best to leave the official reports there and Google them yourself if you're interested.

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Re: Adding realism - Aero Calculator Software

#8 Post by Nick Botica » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:01 am

Here's the new link if anyon wants it.

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/hsors/adacalc.html
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Re: Adding realism - Aero Calculator Software

#9 Post by Ben Wynn » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:25 am

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