I gave a look at the ( tmd ) aircraft definition files for the presently included aircraft and found with help from the wiki how AEFS2 allows for fine-tuning of the propwash effects.
At least I believe I understood that:
- to each wing / stabilizer / elevator / rudder and even part of the ( up to 16 I believe ... ) fuselage components, the FDM engine applies the effects of propwash / spiraling slipstream.
- the aircraft designer can edit the tmd files and set multipliers for these effects, by adjusting the magnitude of the propwash flow over a given surface and also the "torque" it induces.
This sounds ok, but, does the core FDM automatically adapt this calculations to situations where we have one of the following, or a combination of:
.) High AoA ;
.) Sideslip ;
.) Strong X-wind, and aircraft still in contact with the ground ( for instance during takeoff ), where the propwash flow will be deflected considerably into the downwind side of the aircraft, affecting differently the left / right wing surfaces and fuselage
So, when we use these fine tuning parameters, can we assume that they're just there to fine tune the calculations that AEFS2 performs by default ? And, if that's the case, how does AEFS2 perform those calculations by default for each aircraft model ? Does it take into consideration, in any way, it's form / geometry ?
And... would we have some sort of debugging output where some aerodynamics / weather variables could be displayed. Propwash speed for instance, ...