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drawDATCOMaircraft generates an aircraft's thre view drawings from given DATCOM input files.

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DATCOM has been widely used for preliminary estimation of an aircraft's aerodynamic coeficients and its stability derivatives. Given an aircraft configuration declared in an ASCI text file, DATCOM will easily provide the estimation of the aircraft's aerodynamic coeficients and its stability derivatives for given atmospheric condition. Unfortunately, since the input for DATCOM is a text file, it is quite hard to check whether the aircraft configuration declared in it is correct and the same with the design to be evaluated. Thus, to accomodate this problem, drawDATCOMaircraft was created. drawDATCOMaircraft reads aircraft configuration parameters from DATCOM input file and generates aircraft's three view drawings based on it. From these drawings, hopefully it will be easier to check the input file before using DATCOM to process it.

Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.11 (R2010b)
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20 Nov 2014 Pawel Debski

Dear all !
I have downloaded drawDATCOMaircraft, and i found astdatcom.in in MATLAB Aero/astdemos folder.

How to force it to work together as in instruction video on Mathworks web page ?
I type drawDATCOMaircraft('astdatcom.in') and MATLAB replays with undefined function.
Thanks in advance !

07 Oct 2014 Michael Kruger

Great, very handy! Thank you

05 Apr 2013 Pradeep Kumar

Kindly provide some example how to use this drawDATCOMaircraft.

31 Oct 2012 Ryan G

What does the while loop at line 240 do? I had to comment this out to process the demo datcom file from Aero toolbox, but it still appeared to work...

31 Oct 2012 Ryan G  
03 Mar 2012 Rajesh Senthil Kumar  
19 Dec 2011 NIRAJ KUMAR

great work

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