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Dec 17, 2008, 02:50 PM
Vitruvian JART
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MacFoil - Airfoil program for Mac computers


This is not a new product - Dave's been putting out versions of MacFoil for years - but I just wanted to call your attention to it if you're a MacHead like me.

http://dogrocket.home.mindspring.com/macfoil.html

Very simple program, perfect for creating airfoil templates and doing eyeball comparisons of various airfoils. You can tweak thickness/camber/washout and set up your templates with spar and kerf and ramp specifications.

It's shareware, but it's cheap so go ahead and register if you're going to use it more than once or twice.

Happy Building, Macsters!
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Dec 17, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for pointing this out
Dec 17, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reed
This is not a new product - Dave's been putting out versions of MacFoil for years - but I just wanted to call your attention to it if you're a MacHead like me.

http://dogrocket.home.mindspring.com/macfoil.html

Very simple program, perfect for creating airfoil templates and doing eyeball comparisons of various airfoils. You can tweak thickness/camber/washout and set up your templates with spar and kerf and ramp specifications.

It's shareware, but it's cheap so go ahead and register if you're going to use it more than once or twice.

Happy Building, Macsters!

Reed...I'm the original MacAddict and I want to add my support for this program. It is definitely a must for Mac users. Simple, intuitive and great results.

-Paige
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Dec 17, 2008, 05:00 PM
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Macs are great..

Omnigraffle is another great program, comes as a trial version and a pro version for 10.5 and 10.4 (ask me if you need the version that works on OS10.4) Its great for drawing specific plans in great detail.

Doodlecad is similar to the trial of omnigraffle, a little rougher on the GUI

Macdraft and Cadintosh are 2 Cad programs too, I have no idea on how to use them.
Dec 17, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Thanks so much! I was having to use Profili on a friends computer because I have a Mac...
Dec 17, 2008, 08:10 PM
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What's a Mac?
Dec 17, 2008, 08:16 PM
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Mac is the cool young guy who stands next to the nerd.
Dec 17, 2008, 08:40 PM
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"Mac or PC" Rap Music Video (Mac vs PC, Apple vs Microsoft) (4 min 14 sec)
Dec 17, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Ha! Love it!
Dec 17, 2008, 09:00 PM
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Mac is the young, cool "nerd" while PC is the medium age guy with the geeky coke-bottle glasses who really looks "nerdy"

The Mac vs PC thing has been going on for ages... I guess someday one company will buy the other and itll all be Mac or PC...
Dec 17, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Great video! I wanted to watch it a second time but Safari froze up...





Dec 17, 2008, 09:14 PM
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I bet the video was created on a Mac using Final Cut Pro. Mac is a state of mind.

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Dec 17, 2008, 11:30 PM
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Now I can look at my favorite airfoils on my Mac: SB96v and vs (Le Fish), SD8020 (Jart, Vector III), TP42 (Wasabi), PW51 and variants (various wings). Interesting stuff.

Thanks Reed.

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Who stood in line to get his first Mac after seeing the 1984 Superbowl ad. My brother Greg, quit Lockheed the next year to go work at Apple.
Dec 18, 2008, 01:16 AM
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tried macfoil, looks good.
But for some reason Clark Y data file opened up like a triangle?
data file from - http://www.ae.uiuc.edu/m-selig/ads/coord_database.html

strange- anyone else have this problem with macfoil?
seems to be a problem reading the data file or a bad data file.
But I'd think of all the files, a problem with Clark Y may have been noticed, no?

no- I haven't registered yet.
I'd like to understand the problem with the read of this possibly corrupt file before paying up.
Dec 18, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Here are my Clark-Y coords which work fine for me...

CLARK-Y
1.00000 0.0
0.99572 0.00115
0.98296 0.00448
0.96194 0.00972
0.93301 0.01656
0.89668 0.02475
0.85355 0.03400
0.80438 0.04394
0.75000 0.05412
0.69134 0.06405
0.62941 0.07319
0.56526 0.08105
0.50000 0.08719
0.43474 0.09128
0.37059 0.09312
0.33928 0.09318
0.30866 0.09266
0.27886 0.09158
0.25000 0.08996
0.22221 0.08774
0.19562 0.08483
0.17033 0.08113
0.14645 0.07660
0.12408 0.07134
0.10332 0.06552
0.08427 0.05939
0.06699 0.05313
0.05156 0.04677
0.03806 0.04027
0.02653 0.03352
0.01704 0.02652
0.00961 0.01943
0.00428 0.01254
0.00107 0.00616
0.0 0.00047
0.00107 -0.00453
0.00428 -0.00898
0.00961 -0.01296
0.01704 -0.01651
0.02653 -0.01959
0.03806 -0.02214
0.05156 -0.02414
0.06699 -0.02567
0.08427 -0.02680
0.10332 -0.02763
0.12408 -0.02816
0.14645 -0.02839
0.17033 -0.02832
0.19562 -0.02795
0.22221 -0.02734
0.25000 -0.02653
0.27886 -0.02559
0.30866 -0.02458
0.33928 -0.02351
0.37059 -0.02242
0.43474 -0.02018
0.50000 -0.01792
0.56526 -0.01566
0.62941 -0.01345
0.69134 -0.01131
0.75000 -0.00928
0.80438 -0.00741
0.85355 -0.00575
0.89668 -0.00429
0.93301 -0.00302
0.96194 -0.00190
0.98296 -0.00094
0.99572 -0.00025
1.00000 0.0


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