jE6-B 0.5

jE6-B is an emulator of some of the functionality of the E6B Flight Computer.
jE6-B project is an emulator of some of the functionality of the E6B Flight Computer.

This program was inspired by the similar application called Virtual E6-B written by Jesse Kempa. However that application does not seem to have been updated for some time and was based on Visual Basic, so is only for Windows (without emulation).

As I am a very keen Python user, I decided to write an Open Source Cross-Platform version of the features provided by this previous program in that language. This is my first open source project, so this program is very much a learning exercise for me. After a little playing with the various GUI toolkits available, I decided to write the program actually in Jython (a Java implementation of Python - see www.jython.org), which would make use of the Java Swing GUI toolset and also the cross-platform advantages offered by Java.

Requirements:

Java 1.5

What's New in This Release:

The Runway Crosswinds module has been converted to a Java class.
The Density Alt module has been converted to a Java class.
Improved algorithms have been implemented within the True Airspeed module.

last updated on:
December 13th, 2007, 19:53 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Ian Vincent
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Games \ Simulation

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