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  1. #1
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    Default Found out what was wronf with x50

    Hey everyone, just a litte update to my problem with the x50 cutting in and out with K band and it appearing to be instant on.

    I noticed that when I mounted my detector in the middle of the windshield that I did not have a problem, that I was detecting cops with K band at LEAST 20 seconds away. But when I would mount high, it was cutting the K band signals in and out and it was giving me crappy reaction time. Well I found out the problem.

    Basically my detector was pointed about 15 degrees upward. That is it. Barely upward toward the sky and when I leveled it out, I am getting minute warnings again. This proves to show that mounting is the most important aspect of having a detector!

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    And you just got done posting that tunnel vision was your friend.

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    Tunnel vision is my friend, usually doesnt pick up false alerts.... I was under the impression that the x50 fell out of tune, which I found out that wasnt the case.

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    Funny when you see these guys run around town and there detector is pointed almost to the sky :shock: What the hell they thinking that the radar comes out of the sky?

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    my windsheild is at the same angle all the way down. I have mounted my detector about 3-4 inches down to see what it does. I will say it has seen a difference. Let me test it out a lil longer and give you the results

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    Interesting. I'll have to check mine. I think my range dropped after I went from a windshield to a visor mount configuration. Now where'd I put my level?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holla
    Funny when you see these guys run around town and there detector is pointed almost to the sky :shock: What the hell they thinking that the radar comes out of the sky?
    exactly. ive seen that, then ive seen it mounted with the degrees oof the windshield, pointing right down at the hood. but of course, you only see people with cheap cobras, whistlers, and unidens doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLTX11
    my windsheild is at the same angle all the way down. I have mounted my detector about 3-4 inches down to see what it does. I will say it has seen a difference. Let me test it out a lil longer and give you the results
    Same here. The angle of the RD changes when mounted up high from a lower mounting position. Seems to me that the angle is the same on the lower and upper windshield but i have to adjust it everytime i move it it from lower to upper position or vice versa.

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    Just cant believe that a little slant made such a huge difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    Just cant believe that a little slant made such a huge difference
    SURE IT DOES!! Glad to know nothing is wrong with your unit though :wink: . Sethy

 

 

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