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VisualFoil 5.0

Buy Full Version $189 | Buy NACA Version $69 $29.
Download software after purchase. No shipping & handling. VisualFoil 5 requires Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8.


VisualFoil 5.0 is a modern easy-to-use airfoil analysis and design software for Windows XP, Vista & 7.  The NACA Version is suitable for most users who need to analyze and obtain data for NACA airfoil shapes.  Expert users can analyze and test the performance of their custom designs with the Full version of VisualFoil 5.

VisualFoil can quickly and inexpensively determine the best cross section shapes for  wings, spoilers, struts, hydrofoils, keels, rudders and other aerodynamic and support structures.

Feature of VisualFoil 5 Include:

  • Incompressible flow solver using vortex panel method coupled with boundary layer solver for computing lift, drag and moment coefficients.
  • Built-in library of NACA 4, 5 & 6-digit airfoils
  • Custom airfoil analysis and modification. VisualFoil reads in a text file with the airfoil coordinates and then finds the aerodynamics coefficients.
  • Custom airfoil editor with .DXF file input.  Software reads in line and arc entities and then finds the aerodynamic coefficients of the custom airfoil.
  • Computes and graphs Cl, Cd & Cm versus angle of attack.
  • Stall model to predict the maximum lift coefficient and angle of attack for maximum lift.
  • Built-in graphs
  • Built-in tables
  • Export tables to .csv files
  • Export airfoil to .dxf files
  • Airfoil plotting

Note:  The NACA version of VisualFoil 5.0 does not read-in custom airfoils & .DXF files.  It will analyze and modify NACA 4, 5 & 6-digit airfoils and generate lift, drag and moment coefficients. It can export and plot these airfoil shapes.  

Flow Solvers

  • Linear strength vortex panel method
  • Coupled boundary layer solver to compute profile drag.
  • Lift, drag & moment coefficient calculations.
  • Prediction of transition & separation points to demonstrate the validity of your calculations.
  • Stall & maximum lift prediction
  • Surface graphs of pressure  coefficient & velocity ratio for clear explanations of the boundary layer behavior.
  • Beautiful color contour graphs of the pressure coefficient for your reports and presentations.
  • Custom graphs of Cl, Cd & Cm versus angle of attack that you can use in your homework assignments and final reports
  • Multiple graphs of Cl vs Cd for explanining why you picked one airfoil over the other.

Screen Shots

airfoil analysis: drag and stall prediction
VisualFoil can predict profile drag and stall.

airfoil performance comparison
Compare the performance of many airfoils on a single graph.

airfoil library
VisualFoil has an extensive library of airfoils.

airfoil surfae pressure coefficient graphs
VisualFoil graphs Cp at various Angles of Attack.

learn about airfoils in the classroom
VisualFoil is an excellent educational tool for K-12 & beyond.

Video Demo


The price of the full version of VisualFoil 5.0 is $189 US. The NACA version (only NACA 4, 5 & 6-digit airfoils) is $69 $29 US. Please use the link below to purchase the software.
Program Name/Version Price Purchase Link
Sale! VisualFoil-NACA

$69 $29 US (Downlaod Only)

Purchase for $29
VisualFoil 5.0

$189 US

Purchase for $189


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See Also:
MultiElement Airfoils, MultiSurface Aerodynamics, VisualFoil Plus

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