When one looks at the complications involved in the creation of airfoils or to edit an existing one, it becomes apparent that the procedures require expert knowledge and a comprehensive suite of tools specifically designed to perform such tasks.
This application takes complete control of the analytic aspects of the project and performs calculation and design procedures flawlessly.
This program has a visually appealing graphical user interface containing all the tools and commands required to perform the various tasks involved in airfoil creation. The window includes two sections of which the larger space is reserved for the airfoil outline drawing. The lower part of the work screen contains tabular details of the various parameters in the active design.
The program activates editing tools whenever the user zooms to take a closer look at other components, to make additional adjustments. In addition to the design feature, the user can attach a background image to give a visual representation of the finished wing attached to the main body.
XFLR5 is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in science category and is available to all software users as a free download.