Mode: How the solver should be ran.|
Blind: allows full control of all fields.
Find theta/velocity will find the angle or velocity needed given the other parameter.
Find Minimum will find the minimum velocity needed and the corresponding angle.
|Distance to Target||+/-|
|Drag CoefficientLift coefficient, used to compute drag as Fdrag = 1/2*rho*A*Cd*v^2 (refer to documentation for more info)||+/-|
|Lift CoefficientLift coefficient, used to compute lift as Flift = 1/2*rho*A*Cl*v^2 (refer to documentation for more info)||+/-|
|Magnus CoefficientMagnus coefficient, used to compute lift as Fmag = pi/3*rho*d^3*Cm*v*omega (refer to documentation for more info)||+/-|
|Target Center Height|
|Obstacle PositionPosition of the obstacle. Positive numbers will be relative to launch position. Negative will be relative to target.|
|Angle of Strike||+/-|
|Time of Flight||+/-||[s]|
When the chart background is yellow, computation is needed; hit enter or press compute.
When the chart background is red, the current combination of inputs cannot be solved for.
Check out the different solver modes- this calculator can find release angle, distance, or velocity given other parameters.
The "Find Minimum Velocity" mode ignores air resistance, so will not be accurate with those parameters.