This version of Rocket Calculator includes the missing Aerotech single use D21 and E15 motors. I also added the air frame dimensions for Aerotech, PML, Always Ready Rocketry(Blue Tube) and Madcow body tubes. Lately the Apple review time has been abysmal, but hopefully it will be out in 5 to 10 days.
This updates contains some corrections to motor data. I also changed the minimum required iOS version to 6.1.
If you’re a current or potential user of Rocket Calculator, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C72CBDG. I’m working on a new, cross-platform version, and need your input. Thank you for your time.
Version 1.5 update is available. Motors are managed better internally. The app now uses data compiled by Dave Walden, available on Rocketry Forum. The Quest motor data was compiled separately from the NAR website. The motor model number is now displayed on the Altitude Prediction screen.
I’ve started working on a cross-platform version that will run on iOS and Android devices. I’m still on track with having that available by end of summer. I’ll post updates on the status.
This actually came out last week, but version 1.4 is available. It contains some minor motor updates and includes the newest versions of the NAR Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Safety codes (Available in the Info->quick reference section).
I intend to release a more comprehensive motor update within the next month, to include all the newer Cesaroni and Aerotech motors. I’m also planning the development of a cross-platform version that will run on iOS and Android devices. I’m hoping to have this by end-of-summer.
The update is available in the App Store.
For your reference, instructional videos for using the app are available here.
I submitted a Rocket Calculator update (version 1.3) yesterday, which should be available within the next few days to a week. The changes include the following:
- Input option for elevation and temperature to compute correct air density. Used in altitude prediction as well as parachute and streamer descent rate calculators.
- Changed altitude prediction calculator input field ‘Motor case mass’ to use ‘Total motor mass’ instead. This was more intuitive, allowing the user to enter initial motor weight and propellant weight.
- Changed default descent rate for streamer calculator from 3 m/s to 4.5 m/s.
- Added missing Cesaroni motors.
- Changed app icon.
- Changed app-launch image.
- Minor bug fixes.
I just posted several videos demonstrating how to use most of the available calculators.