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APP New Releases

New Features:
  • New Turn-Rate SEP and SEP Envelope chart types with KTS/s lines (acceleration) instead of ft/s lines are available
  • An experimental UI option is available for users with large screens: the mission result chart is displayed as a dockable pane
  • When creating/editing an aircraft model, a warning message is displayed alongside the data tables when a table factor is active
  • On error during mission computations, APP will jump to the segment list and select the segment where the error occurred
  • Added colored tabs for aircraft, mission computation and performance chart files
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New Features:
  • New mission segment Descent at no Credit (CAS)
  • Removed MTOW limit in LWF example aircraft
  • Removed “Save As” context menu item from charts as this crashed APP without warning on some machines
  • Fixed renaming range extender name so that it updates the name in the electric propeller datasets
  • Fixed tab order in the mission segment list
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New Features:
  • Generic electric propulsion (serial or parallel)
  • Pure electric propeller propulsion
  • Serial hybrid-electric propeller propulsion with separate generator dataset
  • Battery size defined by energy and mass or by energy density
  • New example aircraft: Do228NG with serial hybrid-electric propulsion
  • New mission solver: Solve for required trip fuel (take-off mass solver)
  • Faster than APP 6 (up to five times)
  • Compiled with the newest Visual Studio and C++ version
  • Guarantees Windows 10 support
  • ALR has made significant progress “under the hood” of APP to secure long-term maintainability of the APP code base
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New Features:
  • Fix startup issue with Windows 10 and WIBU encryption
  • Fix issue related to the Group Operation segment when entering thrust force instead of the power setting (percentage)
  • Fix issue that prevented the computation of a mission parameter study
  • Higher numerical precision in the output of mission computations using the command line mode
  • Revised Energy Exchange segment
  • Added the -log command line flag to App6.exe to show a debug console and write a log file
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New Features:
  • Visual improvements for users with high DPI screens and large display scaling factors
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New Features:
  • Correct Landing Roll segment to stop properly
  • Limit line set in Turn-Rate Chart (SEP) under specific condition
  • Significantly improved writing speed of files
  • Expanded the description of mission segments in the User Manual
  • Fuel at End of Mission user interface elements improved when using external tanks
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New Features:
  • Improve Configuration user interface
  • Add capability to import Propulsion data from other APP 6 aircraft files
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New Features:
  • Correct thrust calculation for propeller aircraft with multiple engines
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New Features:
  • New User Interface, intuitive and easy to learn
  • New Aircraft Model File Type and Configuration Management
  • Improved and smooth Workflow
  • Support for Fixed and Variable Pitch Propeller Aircraft (Piston & Turboprop)
  • Simulation of Take-off, Landing, Rejected Take-off and Balanced Field Length
  • Mission Parameter Study (automate mission computations)
  • New Mission Segments: Descent at const. Mach, CAS, EAS, Energy Method for Max. Rate Climb, Cruise at opt. Altitude and constant Mach.
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APP 6.0 Aircraft Examples
  • Light-Weight Fighter
  • Light Single Engine (variable propeller)
  • Small UAV (fixed propeller)
  • Boeing 747-100
  • Airbus A320
New Features:
  • Lift-to-Drag Ratio Chart Added
  • CD output variable adjusted to include auto-drop tanks
  • Improved accuracy of off-ISA atmosphere models
  • Improved error messages for mission optimization
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New Features:
  • Output of CO2 emissions added to mission calculation
  • Chart added to aerodynamics file that shows the total drag polars
  • Improved optimal climb segments
  • Better optimal climb segment error messages
  • Changed default power setting for ground operations segment to 0%
  • Reduced default time-step for descent segment
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New Features:
  • Improved mission calculation logic
  • “Copy Project from File” now also accepts mission files
  • Help menu items added for manual and technical reference PDFs
  • General code improvements
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New Features:
  • WIBUKEY protection implemented
  • Mission optimizer functionality added to allow to set fuel mass at end of mission instead of fuel percentage as the target parameter
  • Optimization in climb and cruise segments
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