Foilmaker Release 1.7.4
Allows the seperation between the power lines to be set by the user
instead of being auto-calculated by Foilmaker.
Download Foilmaker 1.7.4 full setup program
Download Foilmaker 1.7.4 executable only
A 40+ page manual, full of tips & design ideas.
French and Dutch versions of the manual are also available.
View the manual (PDF format, 700KB)
Download the manual (Zipped PDF format, 560KB)
||Sample Profiles. Ten
zillion sample airfoil profiles in Foilmaker .pfl format, all zipped
up into profiles.zip. Some are useful for kites, many more are not.
Download Sample Profiles (650 KB)
||Virtual Reality Viewer. To
get the best out of Foilmaker, you must make use
of the virtual reality (VRML - Virtual Reality Modelling Language)
output feature. Several VRML viewers are available as browser
plug-ins. I used to use and recommend CosmoViewer from SGI,
which is also free. However, it's been discontinued so I've now
switched to Contorta by Parallel Graphics. Google for the latest version
or get version 4.2 here.
Download Contorta VRML Client 4.2 (1.6