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. | ||||

Launch Angle | +/- | |||
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Launch Velocity | +/- | |||

Backspin | +/- | |||

Distance to Target | +/- | |||

Launch Height | +/- | |||

Projectile Diameter | +/- | |||

Projectile Mass | +/- | |||

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 | ||||

Target Opening | ||||

Obstacle PositionPosition of the obstacle. Positive numbers will be relative to launch position. Negative will be relative to target. | ||||

Obstacle Height |

Strike Point | +/- | |||
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Swept Zone | +/- | |||

Angle of Strike | +/- | |||

Stike Velocity | +/- | |||

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.