Well, well , well.....just got back from a 3500 mile round trip from Chicago to Florida to see the final shuttle fly. I ran three units, the SC55 mounted on my Belscort Redline and in the rear I ran a V-1. Not to be Captain Obvious here, BUT running these two in unison does not seem to affect their performance as they are separated by about 12 feet of vehicle space as well (Toyota Sienna/ black).
The Escort SC55 acquitted itself quite well in all states where there are redlight cameras (Georgia still has a few left for some reason). There's a ton of them in IL and also Florida. Not once did I miss a camera (they are posted as well) and saw a few where I never imagined the traffic volume would suffice to support the revenue, BUT they were there nonetheless. When did the Daytona area suddenly become a mecca of enforcement cameras??
ON to the Redline. I have the Redline mounted below the SC 55 and it slaves off the alerts on the SC55. The Redline, again this is my unbiased unscientific opinion, is absolutely awesome on Ka. (Note that I also own three V-1s ). Even when I was running the V-1 on the back window which is just like a big back windshield, the Redline alerted at least 3-5 seconds BEFORE the V-1 on Ka. Granted the V-1 was mounted backwards and was at a disadvantage in that regard, BUT the performance of the Redline on Ka was excellent. On Lidar, the Redline was absolutely miserable, if not totally ineffective at all. On SB I-75 in Georgia and also the related by- passes, I took at least 10 lidar hits from the front or front top (over-passes) and NOT once did the Redline sound off. Believe it or not, the V-1 mounted in the back alerted to 5 of the 10 hits as it was mounted on the rear window and it wasnt anywhere in the line of fire to even sound off?? I think Belscort really needs to go back to school on the Lidar exposure since my Redline was worthless. Were it not for a few Florida-bound rabbits in the front of me, all of whom were tagged and stopped, I would have been toast. GSP and the local county sheriffs just love there lidar down there on 75. They are also getting fond of using the over-passes to get you. Fortunately, at the FL line just south of Valdosta, the Redline did acquit itself quite well as a single motorcycle cop with handheld Ka (almost sounded like QT) was knocking em off and then they were being pulled over by about 10 FSP near the welcome center. Welcome to Florida now here's your love letter from the state of FL!!! Again, in fairness to the V-1, it didnt catch the Ka as quick as the Redline, BUT in its position, I am not sure I could expect it to. Still, the performance of the Redline on the Ka is very good as other vehicles running units in front of me would brake well "after" I had already gotten my Ka alert.
I love my V-1 which I have been using since Mike first came out with them. I do however like the functionality of the SC55 combined with the Redline. It gives Redlight camera performance of the 9500iX on an M3 platform of the Redline. BUT, to reiterate, the Lidar sensitivity of the Redline flat out scares me. Its basically ineffective compared to the V-1 (not that it matters anyway in the absence of a L.I.)