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WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby ZachMoves » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:47 am

I'd like to introduce https://www.winghopper.com/ to the KiteForum community! WingHopper is a parametric wing design web app that allows anyone to create a beautiful, efficient, and accurate wing model.

Initially I developed WingHopper for my naval architecture and hydrofoil design consulting, using it as the basis of the hydrofoil design work I undertake. I've made into a web app that allows for anyone to design a beautiful wing that can be exported to 3DM, STL, OBJ, or STEP file formats. I've also incorporated an XML export that can be imported by XFLR5, a great open-source panel code CFD program. The goal of all of this is to provide a useful and powerful design tool to the sailing + foiling communities in order to gain knowledge and develop technology to move our industry forward.

I've just launched the website and there are a lot of upgrades + improvements to make over the next few months. I'd appreciate any feedback on the site, and definitely want to hear from you if you find it useful!

The site and tool is completely free to use, just make a free account with your email and start designing. I hope you guys find this useful! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby HugoMC » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:07 pm

Wow this is very cool. Far play. Great work.

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby ZachMoves » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:53 am

Thanks HugoMC! Let me know you like it. I'm working on a few updates including 3D printing + wing construction services.

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby fluidity » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:18 pm

Did anyone manage to save an STL free??

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby nemoz » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:49 am

thanks it seems very interesting

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby ZachMoves » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:00 pm

Thanks guys! You can export 3DM, STL, OBJ, or STEP file formats right now, in addition to an XML for XFLR5.

Let me know how you like it, I'm always looking for feedback and have a lot of improvements planned.

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby direnc » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:19 pm

Wow! Very good! Possible to design almost any kind of a wing one can imagine. Much better than similar ones.

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby PrfctChaos » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:56 pm

Great site, very userfriendly!

Any chance of adding a option to select the airfoil and then forming the rest of the wing based on that airfoil selection?

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby nemoz » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:13 am

Just my personal opinion... Mixing winghopper and Prfctcaos excel formulas the result should be perfect..

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Re: WingHopper - free wing design/CAD web app

Postby ZachMoves » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:26 am

Absolutely! All you need to do to access the foil import + export features is create a free account. I've enjoyed your thread and think WingHopper is a perfect compliment to your software!

from https://www.winghopper.com/faq:

Import foil section .dat files by changing their file extension from .dat to .txt. WingHopper wings are modelled with 3 sections per wing, for the root, midspan, and tip locations. This allows for sections to be optimized for the local flow patterns.

Would love to look at ways to combine forces + collaborate if you're interested :D


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