PLANE DESIGNER  
   
Published by: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Education Authority
Produced by: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Education Authority
Subject: Design and Technology
Age Range: 11 - 16
Format: 5.25 in 40 Track DFS disc
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128
Original Price: Unknown
First released: 1986
Protection: None

Notes

A substantial and complex package to design and test model aeroplanes. There are three components:

  • the plane designer/printer module,
  • a module to calculate drag and lift from a plane design,
  • a statistics module to give information about a class' set of models.

The package is designed to use Epson-compatible printers and/or a plotter.

   
Program: Launcher
Language: BASIC and Machine Code
Programmer: Ian Cameron & Steve Walker
Genre: Design and Technology
Notes:

This is the statistics package which takes data from 50 or more plane designs and can present graphs or tables summarising their results.

   
Program: Plane Designer
Language: BASIC and Machine Code
Programmer: Ian Cameron & Steve Walker
Genre: Design and Technology
Notes:

Create a top-view design of a paper/card/balsa wood model aeroplane. The design can be printed, sent to a plotter or sent to a CNC router so that the design can be made.

   
Program: Rope
Language: BASIC and Machine Code
Programmer: Ian Cameron & Steve Walker
Genre: Design and Technology
Notes:

An aeroplane design package. This program has a side elevation and is used to calculate parameters such as drag and lift from an aeroplane design.

   
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