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20/01/2009 19:44:55 »
A new application has been launched for the iPod touch to help gun users line up a clean shot at their target.
The BulletFlight app, which costs £6.99 to download from the iTunes store, has been developed by Runaway App to turn the iPod touch into a ballistics computer which the company says can provide “quick solutions in the field”.
Users can mount their iPod touch to their rifle, and then use the iPod’s touch-screen to tap in details about the wind conditions, ammunition type, distance to the intended target and even the wind speed.
“Unlike other apps, BulletFlight does not output information in table format,” says the application’s iTunes page. “What it does do is dynamically give you the solution you need now to take that shot.”
The application features built-in profiles for three weapons – the M110 semi-automatic precision rifle, the KAC PDW, and the 14.5in SR16 rifle – although users can add more weapons into the app.
“Environmental calculations are based on the Sierra Bullet model,” says the BulletFlight iTunes entry. “Up to five ballistic co-efficients with corresponding velocity thresholds may be used for each profile.”
BulletFlight is not the first shooting application for the iPhone and iPod touch – that honour goes to iSnipe – but it’s the latest in a long line of unusal apps for the devices, which have included simulated beer-pouring, a fart machine, and even “breathalysers”.
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20/01/2009 19:54:36 »
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21/01/2009 07:25:18 »
Quote from: Paul. on 20/01/2009 19:44:55
quick solutions in the field
It won't be quick when you get blown up, typing that stuff into an I-pod could take up precious second rather than just backing yourself and have a shot. What if it ran out of power? People shouldn't depend on these kind of things, it just makes them lazy...
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23/01/2009 00:45:07 »
By the time you have typed in the wind information and its told you what to do to compensate the wind would have changed, so the shot would no longer be accurate.
I shoot for GB and the wind can change dramatically in a few seconds, like in the time it takes from adjusting your sights to compensate to getting your cheek on the rifle, so i don't see how this application is much use...