This is an augmented reality app that requires your smart device to be connected to the internet. Free wifi is available on site.
WHAT IS IT?
Shuttleworth Discovery is our new Augmented Reality app. It uses ordinary banners and boards as ‘targets’ that trigger the app content. This content is a mixture of video, animated characters, and three-dimensional models.
HOW DO I GET IT?
Download the free app for Android from the Google Play store.
Shuttleworth Discovery app on the Apple iTunes store.
HOW DO I GET THE APP TO WORK?
Dotted around in the hangars you will find banner stands and target boards dedicated for this app. Open the app, then hold your device with the camera facing one of the targets, and the subject will come to life.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Aim your device at the banner stand to listen to the period dressed pilot explain what it is like to fly the aircraft, and watch a video of it in the air.
Aim your device at each target board to find out how particular aspects of flight work. For instance:
- Wing Warping and Rudder control on the Blériot
- Ailerons and Machinegun Interrupter on the RAF SE5a
- Elevators and Retractable Undercarriage on the DH88 Comet
- Aircraft Carrier Operations and Lift on the Hawker Sea Hurricane
Tilt your device to see different angles and listen to these aspects of flight explained. You’ll even see inside the cockpit as the pilot moves the controls.