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#5797735 - 06/20/15 11:11 AM Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight
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http://www.valenceoutdoors.com/shop/shop/optics/thermal/vapir-smart-scope/

RESOLUTION: 384 x 288 pixels


Lens Detection Range Recognition Range Field of View
19mm 500 yds 150 yds 19° x 14°
35mm 900 yds 300 yds 11° x 8°
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#5797791 - 06/20/15 12:02 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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The frame rate looks real low

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#5797817 - 06/20/15 12:31 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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Interesting product. I won't pre -order anything again but will anxiously await some reviews.

A few concerns:

Effects of recoil on an iPhone
How solid is the mount
Will it hold zero

What I like:

Price
Detection and recognition ranges relative to price
Weight
Size


Edited by Beaubien (06/20/15 12:32 PM)
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#5797870 - 06/20/15 01:38 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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Originally Posted By: HuntTXhogs
The frame rate looks real low


Higher frame rate costs more as do larger lenses available for the unit.

Nice to see the Therm-App people developing this!
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#5797888 - 06/20/15 02:04 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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Also it says its cloud based app? Does that mean an internet connection is necessary while using the platform?
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#5797900 - 06/20/15 02:27 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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I don't think it needs the Internet to work. I read the docs several times and can't say conclusively.

One thing I did pick up on after my first post is that it is Android only. Let's me out.
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#5797906 - 06/20/15 02:31 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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That looks interesting. Prices are starting to drop. I wonder what the lag time would be

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#5797909 - 06/20/15 02:34 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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How visible is my big old head looking at a lit smartphone screen?

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#5797991 - 06/20/15 03:42 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: Gravytrain]
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
How visible is my big old head looking at a lit smartphone screen?


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#5798387 - 06/20/15 09:57 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: Gravytrain]
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
How visible is my big old head looking at a lit smartphone screen?


They should include a black hood to wear like the old fashioned cameras used.

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#5798686 - 06/21/15 08:25 AM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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It is obviously a budget thermal weapon sight, if you cannot afford a $0.50 cent piece of cloth to hang over it like the old fashioned cameras had, then you need a more expensive thermal weapon scope. Plus it has the photo and video built in too!
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#5798711 - 06/21/15 08:48 AM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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Uh... .50 cents wouldn't even cover tax on a 2x2 inch strip of cloth...

It's 2015 Skypup - get with the times!

nuts

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#5798871 - 06/21/15 11:19 AM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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Use a dirty old rag and pocket the fifty cents then. laugh

You can also adjust the display brightness for free too! up


Imagine the fun you could have on a suppressed .22 long rifle taking out vermin at night with this!



Or if your really super cheap, just take photos and videos of the hogs and save bigtime on the ammo..... trout
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#5798913 - 06/21/15 11:55 AM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: SkyPup]
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If I pocket the 50 cents , I'll have to claim it as an asset and then the IRS will get their share .

Nope I gotta spend it, maybe I'll buy a share of Blue Bell ice cream stock...

So I have to wonder why these companies don't market the thermal thing-a-mabob with a led screen and simple dedicated processor.

Why the big compulsion to use a smart phone !

Can you imagine the idiot warning that go along with the device , please do not attempt to answer calls when the system is mounted to a weapon, please do not take a selfie........

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#5799086 - 06/21/15 02:53 PM Re: Phone Based Thermal Weapon Sight [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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You can pick up a used android idiot phone for a song and a dance at a pawn shop and don't bother to get it hooked up to a cell carrier....or just pick up a real thermal scope at the pawn shop for a lot more coin... elmer
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