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February 28, 2018

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FALCON BALLISTICS is a Canadian developer of ballistics software, located in Calgary.  The software is designed for hunters and shooting enthusiasts who want a simple and accurate APP that accounts for all the normal variables encountered during long-range shooting: bullets, atmospheric, and scope and rifle.

 

Kelly Edwards, President

Kelly is a professional engineer, hunter, and outdoors guy with over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry.   He earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1981. During most of his career he has worked as a reservoir engineer, specializing in enhanced oil recovery and reservoir simulation.  You might ask, "What does this have to do with ballistics"?  Well, not much, other than Kelly has a solid background in numerical methods and programming (programming the equations and numerical methods to calculate the bullet trajectory), thermodynamics (the ideal gas law is a key part of ballistics),  and fluid dynamics (modelling the fall of a rotating bullet in air).

 

Kelly began researching ballistics while reloading during a hiatus in his career during the industry downturn of 2016.   In his ballistics research and subsequent modelling efforts he maintained two key goals:

  1. To use data from a bullet as similar to common hunting and target bullets as possible, both in shape and weight.  He chose the data from Thompson as the basis for drag data.
  2. To develop a method truly based on bullet shapes, applied across all calibers, weights, and diameters.  In this second goal, he was mostly successful, but not totally.  There are more factors than just a simple shape that come in to play, although shape is the most influential factor.  The general bullet shapes used in the APP are demonstrated on the home page.

 

 

L. Thompson, “The Ballistic (Air) Function, Proceedings of the Natl Academy of Sciences of the USA, 10.6 (1924) 279-285