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Posted by sir_clive | Oct 05, 2015 @ 02:50 PM | 7,079 Views
Last night, after 2 years of development, and a 3 months beta test phase with 18 participants from all over the world, Wing Helper 1.0 saw the light of day.

Wing Helper is a state of the art parametric 3D CAD program for design of RC airplanes. In the version 1.0, Wing Helper focuses on the definition of the main wing. In future releases, we will be adding support for empennage, fuselage, electronics, and so on.

Traditional parametric CAD programs force the user to enter huge amounts of data without much (if any) visual control. On the other hand, CAD programs such as AutoCAD or Blender are based on a pure graphical manipulation of data. This approach allows a huge degree of freedom (you can draw anything, from the screw to the space ship), but it also imposes a very steep learning curve on the user.

Wing Helper allows you to define your construction by specifying the numerical data (parametric approach), while at the same time representing the effects of your changes visually in a "live view" window. Wing Helper is not a general purpose CAD program, it concentrates on a single task, and makes this task as simple as possible. By following this philosophy, Wing Helper combines the best of both parametric and visual worlds.

Wing Helper is distributed as a shareware, on a "try-before-you-buy" principle. You can download it from our web page, install it on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux), and evaluate it for one whole week without any functional restrictions.

We invite you to visit our web site http://www.winghelper.com/ for a detailed description, including a feature list, user manual, training videos and a forum. We are looking forward to hearing from you!