You can produce many detailed reports and plots of its aerodynamic characteristics, mass breakdowns, in-flight or takeoff and landing performance, plus much more. Text and pictures are saved in standard formats. Built-in features let you alter the design systematically to create parametric studies and tables, run iterations to match mission targets, or conduct multi-variable numerical optimisations that satisfy a variety of performance goals and constraints.
If you are only interested in a given aircraft, you can use Piano as a pure performance program to evaluate standard or off-design missions and other flight characteristics, including time/ distance/ fuel or emissions for complex, user-definable sequences of arbitrary flight manoeuvres.
The following sections summarise Piano's capabilities. For more detail, try the User's Guide.
Geometry and Balance
Ranges & Mission Performance
Takeoff & Landing Field Lengths
Parametric Studies & Numerical Optimisation
Flight Manoeuvres & Sequences
Environmental Emissions & Costs
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