ElectriCalc Version 2.2 Software
We apologize for this page.
Since releasing V2.2, we've been overwhelmed with the extent of the changes we need to do to the site.
The stuff below is old and you also need to look at the V2.2 intro.
ElectriCalc Version 2
Version 2 is over 4 times the size of Version 1 and comes on a CD.
The list price is $49.95 but our dealers sell it for $38.
Listed below are some of the features of ElectriCalc Version 2:
ElectriCalc has been such a success that we chose to keep the "engine" pretty much the same.
We have added some outputs that require a lot of number crunching but have increased the overall speed
so you still see data change quickly. We have improved the database controls to make them even easier to use.
If you're familiar with V1, you should be able to spot the changes in the Main Screen of V2.
The Database Screens look similar but the controls include the ability to sort data. There is also a "trashcan" to save deleted or modified data entries in case you have a change of heart. We don't ask a lot of annoying questions any more.
The databases have been greatly expanded. The Motors database now has 946 entries
and the Planes database has 213 entries.
The Cells database has 124 entries including many NiMH,
The Props database now has 3- and 4-bladed props.
The Print Screen is pretty much the same but you can now retrieve old printouts saved as files.
There is also a QuickPrint selection on the Main Screen menubar that will give you a printout with a single click.
The Drag Coefficient Screen is essentially unchanged.
The Multi pulldown menu is now a Multiple Motors Screen that includes a wiring diagram.
You can choose up to 15 motors with up to 15 props.
These numbers are totally independent so you could do something bizarre like having a Ju-52 (3 props)
with each prop being driven by 5 motors!
Version 2 adds three types of graphs.
The first two are Thrust & Drag vs. Speed and System Efficiency.
We consider these to be educational tools. The third type are the Prop Selection graphs which are powerful design tools.
The By Current, By Gearing, and By Cell Count
graphs allow you to choose a group of props based on the graph and have ElectriCalc compute a list
of performance parameters that can be sorted, printed, and stored.
The ElectriCalc Analyzer is another powerful tool that allows you to select a range
of values for several parameters. ElectriCalc then analyzes all the combinations and throws out anything
with RPM too high or current out of the range that you specify.
It then selects the Top Ten in each of 4 performance measures so that you don't have to sort through reams of data.
It provides a list that you can sort, print and store for future reference.
Version 2 supports METRIC as well as English measurements.
We've also included an animated Tutorial that can get you on board quickly, especially with the new tools.
You can download this tutorial (1.2M) to get a good overview
of what ElectriCalc can do.
There is an extensive help file that is written to be read like a manual.
You can also print out a hard copy using MS Word.
Version 2.1 has added many additional features. You can read about these features via the download page.