Went out into the booneys today for some automatic weapons firing with some friends and got a chance to go by a favorite speed trap location of the local smokeys. As I am approaching said trap location, a long staightaway with the grass median giving way to trees where officers love to sit and nail people going the opposite way as they come out of the trees, I notice there is not the usual cruiser sitting there with constant on radar, however I was looking and saw something amiss in the trees. As I was nearing a quarter mile from the tree line I notice a small white object (turned out to be a bike cop hiding behind some branches) that was out of the ordinary so I downshift and slow to just above the 55 posted limit. As I pass below sixty I recieve a screaming laser alert about 300yds from the officer. I was quite suprised because my x50 is mounted at the crown of my windshield with only the antenna peeking below the tint line(ill post pictures if someone can tell me how, I dont have a website to host them). Needless to say I was very relieved that I have 20/15 vision and was paying attention cuz I would have been bear bait if I hadnt seen the officer and slowed down earlier, proof that no matter how expensive or loaded an RD is it will never replace your brains, instincts, and eyes.
Now for the technical part, I am pretty sure it was an LTI ultralyte because I have seen countless bike cops with them in holsters on the side of the bike. The officer in this situation was too obscurred in shadows for me to make out anything more than it was a police bike. Either way, is it normal for an x50 to alert when mounted this high, I was under the impression that the V1 was the only detector with that capability. Anyone feel free to chime in with similar situations, was I just lucky or did the LEO have crappy aim and hit my windshield instead of the plate?
Sorry for the length, Im just a little excited I guess.