You enter this screen with the controls preset based on the main screen selections.
You can select a range of choices for number of cells, gear ratio, and prop
diameter. The program will step through all possible combinations. Use the
arrows to specify the ranges and step increments. Pitch automatically steps between
D/2 and D. The titles in red are limits you specify. When the program makes calculations, it throws out
any combination that is not within limits. ElectriCalc will show you the number
of combinations you have selected. Don't worry about very large numbers.
ElectriCalc will throw out all but the Top 10 in each of 4 performance categories.
Click the Analyze button to start crunching numbers. ElectriCalc will continually estimate your
computing time. If you want to quit, simply press the Esc key.
As ElectriCalc makes its calculations, you will see the estimated time
remaining, how many combinations have been tried, and how many passed the selected
When ElectriCalc completes its calculations, a List screen will appear. This
list will have up to 40 setups. ElectriCalc selects the Top Ten in the
categories of Cruise Time , Top Speed , Climb Rate , and Climb Height . You will get less than 40 setups if:
- You started with less than 40 combinations.
- Less than 40 are within limits.
- One or more setups are in the Top Ten in multiple categories.
You can print this list, save it in a text file, or sort it by up to three categories. You can select a particular setup by clicking
its row in the list. This will enable the Select button. You can also double-click the row to both select and return. Select will transfer you back to the main screen with the new setup (prop, gearing,
cell count) entered there. Cancel will return you back to the Analyzer screen.
Return gets you back to the main screen.