Datcom by Holy Cows, Inc.
Why do I have to pay for this?† I thought it was free.
You don't have to pay to use the Digital Datcom program. It's available as a free version. However, the Datcom+ Pro version has been built to make the process of building, debugging, and using an aircraft model much more efficient. Spend your time working on your model instead of trying to figure out why things aren't working. Use the tools that come with Datcom+ Pro to plot the coefficient data and pull those plots into your report quickly and efficiently, rather than struggling with selecting tools and figuring out how to configure them for what you need. Use the built-in baselining tools to play "What If?" with your design, and very quickly see the results of modifications, to both the coefficients and the flying qualities.
Still, why do you charge for it?
The Digital Datcom consists of over 62,000 lines of Fortran IV code. Throw in 3,000 more lines of C and C++ code for the supporting programs, and a few hundred lines of Makefiles to build everything, and a couple off-the-shelf packages. These packages are all configured to work in harmony, to allow you to be productive immediately, instead of spending dozens of hours trying to figure out how to get these packages compiled and working in harmony. Add in over 90 pages of documentation, a dozen examples of different types of aircraft, and you can see where this package will save you a LOT of time. Isn't your time worth the price of the package?
How do I get support for either the program or my model?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are having problems with your model, send it as an attachment, and describe what you are trying to do or the problem that you are having. If your aircraft is not something that can be found on the internet, including a picture of what it's supposed to look like would be helpful as well.
What if I donít like it? Can I return it for a refund?
No. Absolutely no refunds will be issued. Download the free version, and watch the demonstration videos to see how much better the Datcom+ Pro version is before you buy. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
Can I share this program with my friends?
Absolutely NOT! This program is licensed to your computer, and your computer only. You will not be able to buy one copy and share it among many computers. Doing so is against the licensing agreement, and any damage to a computer running an illegal version of Datcom+ Pro is completely out of our hands. Holy Cows, Inc. will not be responsible for any side effects from attempting to run an unlicensed program on your computer, including but not limited to partial or complete erasure of your hard drive. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
††††† Datcom+ Pro
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