Welcome to the CarTest Software home page. The following Java software products are offered. Brief descriptions are below. More detailed information for each product as well as ordering information is contained in the tabs at right. This linked list can also take you right to the order page for each product:
CarTest 2000 is a flat out acceleration computer simulation for automobiles. The program uses the specifications for an automobile to mathematically accelerate the car from a standing or rolling start until maximum speed is reached. The simulation is time-based and event-driven. That is, the acceleration times are not explicitly calculated but, rather, time progresses at small increments and the usual events that take place during acceleration: clutch dump, wheelspin, shifting, etc. happen in proper course. The acceleration times are arbitrary milestones that are reached during the car's response to these events. The included database currently contains data for thousands of cars.
For a complete description of the software functions please take the CarTest 2000 features tour.
Please try the software for yourself and run the CarTest 2000 online Demo.
JBallistics is a projectile trajectory calculation program. A database is provided for quick access to ballistics data for over 1500 cartridges and bullets. Different complexities of models are included ranging from a simple Vacuum Trajectory, a Point Mass Model, up to an advanced Modified Point Mass Model. Aerodynamic coefficient prediction models are used to provide the more complex inputs to this algorithm. Serious shooters can use the calculation functions to compute the ballistic coefficients for a number of standard drag functions using chronograph data. Alternatively, custom drag functions and ballistic coefficients can be derived from projectile shape parameters. More details about the software are described in the JBallistics features tour page.
FlightPlanner is a flight planning tool designed to make the preparation of flight plans quick and easy. Using supplied Sectionals and Terminal Area Charts, navigation plans are constructed with the click of a mouse. An included database of US Airports, Navaids, and Fixes automates the process of determining distances and courses between checkpoints. Performance data tables for various aircraft verify climb and cruise capabilities as well as fuel consumption. A US terrain elevation database is used to monitor appropriate altitude selections. Convenient aeronautical calculation functions provide additional flight planning assistance. More details about the software are described in the FlightPlanner features tour page.
FinanceMaster is a personal finance management system containing functions for financial analysis as well as recordkeeping. Evaluate the performance of your investments. Perform numerous financial calculations. Analyze a variety of alternative financial scenarios to assist with financial decisions. Keep track of checks written, credit card purchases, and activity in your investment accounts. Inventory your assets. Prepare and monitor your budget. Estimate your tax liability and compute capital gains for your return. Print a current financial statement. Numerous reports make it easy to know your finances. Security functions keep your data private. More details about the software are described in the FinanceMaster features tour page.
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Pat's Motorcycle Page describes 40 modifications and 20 maintenance procedures for the Yamaha FZ-1 Generation 1 motorcycle. Each is thoroughly documented and described in great detail through step by step procedures and high-resolution images. Helpful tips are also included to try to make the process as enjoyable or as painless as possible. Also included are complete technical specifications and some interesting downloads.
Image Uploader is a utility that permits a visitor to your web site or message board to upload an image from their computer to your host server. That way the image is available on the internet accessed through it's own URL for viewing or for linking in a message board or guestbook post message. A versatile image viewer is also provided.
Spell Checker is a utility plug-in that interfaces with any html script that uses a 'textarea' tag to enter text. The entered text is checked for spelling through an interactive window that guides the user word by word through the misspellings and the list of suggested corrections.
These are old 16-bit DOS based programs that will only run in an emulation window such as DOSBox. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate versions also have an XP mode that, in conjuction with the proper enabling hardware configuration, should allow them to run also, These programs are no longer supported.
CarTest (Version 4.5) is the predecessor to CarTest 2000. The data base contains specifications on over 900 foreign and domestic cars. There is a French language version of CarTest available. If interested, please email for further information.
PoolMaster (Version 4.2): A Pool, Billiards, and Snooker Simulation. If you enjoy playing pool, you'll have fun just watching the computer run balls in any of your favorite games. The computer does on the screen what I can't seem to do in real life.
FinanceMaster (Version 3.1) is a Personal Finance Management System and the predecessor to the Java version described in the left column of this web page. This program has a mostly text-based user interface but has loads and loads of features.
FlightPlanner (Version 1.4) is a Flight Planning Computer Aid and the predecessor to the Java version described in the left column of this web page. Even with all the way points and altitudes pre-selected, it would take me an hour or so to compute the headings and fuel consumption using the latest weather data just before each flight. So, I wrote this program and now it takes me just a few minutes to prepare an up-to-date flight plan before going flying. It makes me a safer pilot.