Remote Control Boat Propeller Calculator - ITS UP 2 U - Information


// Define the constants
define('GEAR_RATIO', 1.5);
define('PI', 3.14159);

// Get the input variables from the user
$engineRPM = $_POST['engine_rpm'];
$propDiameter = $_POST['prop_diameter']; // in inches
$propPitch = $_POST['prop_pitch']; // in inches

// Calculate the propeller's pitch in feet
$pitchInFeet = $propPitch / 12;

// Calculate the theoretical boat speed in MPH
$theoreticalSpeed = ($pitchInFeet * $engineRPM * 60) / (GEAR_RATIO * 5280);

// Calculate the slip percentage
$actualSpeed = $_POST['actual_speed']; // in MPH
$slipPercentage = (($theoreticalSpeed - $actualSpeed) / $theoreticalSpeed) * 100;

// Output the results
echo "Theoretical boat speed: " . number_format($theoreticalSpeed, 2) . " MPH\n";
echo "Slip percentage: " . number_format($slipPercentage, 2) . "%\n";

This implementation is similar to the previous PHP implementation, but it retrieves the input variables from the user using the $_POST superglobal variable, which contains data submitted via an HTTP POST request. This implementation assumes that the form containing the input variables is submitted to this PHP script. Note that you may need to modify this implementation to fit your specific use case, such as adding form validation or error handling.

Here's an example form in HTML that could be used with the PHP implementation of the Remote Control Boat Propeller Calculator:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Remote Control Boat Propeller Calculator</title>
    <h1>Remote Control Boat Propeller Calculator</h1>
    <form method="post" action="calculate.php">
      <label for="engine_rpm">Engine RPM:</label>
      <input type="number" id="engine_rpm" name="engine_rpm" required><br>
      <label for="prop_diameter">Propeller Diameter (in inches):</label>
      <input type="number" id="prop_diameter" name="prop_diameter" required><br>
      <label for="prop_pitch">Propeller Pitch (in inches):</label>
      <input type="number" id="prop_pitch" name="prop_pitch" required><br>
      <label for="actual_speed">Actual Boat Speed (in MPH):</label>
      <input type="number" id="actual_speed" name="actual_speed" required><br>
      <button type="submit">Calculate</button>

This form contains four input fields for the engine RPM, propeller diameter, propeller pitch, and actual boat speed, as well as a submit button to submit the form to the PHP script. Note that each input field has a unique id attribute, which is used to associate the input with the corresponding PHP variable. Additionally, the required attribute is used to ensure that each field is filled out before the form is submitted. The action attribute of the form specifies the URL of the PHP script that will be executed when the form is submitted.

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