jam from gun?
whats so different about jamming from the gun? racerx was able to get a good jam from gun with his truck and only 2 blinder heads...how does that work?
I think that is measuring the effectiveness of rear jamming, as opposed to front (Jam To Gun).
i'm thinking things would be reflected differently and therefore be easier to jam possibly?
Probably more difficult, since generally the vehicle already passed the gun operator so when he first shoots you it will be at very close range.
With a nice flat tailgate this might be a real challenge.
In my experience, it's easier to target vehicles to the rear, especially from greater distances.
now the thing to remember, is that close range PT's occur because the closer you are, the smaller the beam, and the harder it is for jammers to see and jam the beam.
as you are pulling away, the beam gets bigger.
i think this is why i can jam out further with only two heads to the rear.
As of now, with only 2 heads sitting above the plate, i can JFG if i aim at or near the plate from 0'.
if i start out aiming higher, like near the tailgate handle or above, i can usually get PT from around 0-200" or so.
after that, i can aim in that same area and jam no problem.
if i aim very steady, i can occasionally get a long range PT around 2500'+, if i aim at the top upper corner of the taillights, but that is a long distance from the plate for the Blinder to cover.
in the real world, they aren't going to start out at a corner, they'll aim for CM, around the handle area, or at the plate.
i'm planning on putting a jammer head into the handle area, to cover both close range (0-200') and any possible long range.
once i do that, i'm sure that at any range or shot, i will jam with more than enough time to let off the gas and coast down if needed, since my setup tells me if i'm getting shot to the front or rear.
just using the Marksman, it's a night and day difference though.
with the jammers off, i can hit the rear, shot after shot instantly, but with them on, it can't get squat, and it doesn't even make the sound like it's even close to getiing a reading, unless i aim for the weak areas that i know about.
maybe GOL will be able to throw in some rear tests too.
Here's an example at 75 feet:
The car is an Avant (wagon) with the lights on.
here's the beam size (which Racer X correctly mentions grows SMALLER apporaching a target) hence the Punch Through (PT) issue............
So plan on your heads covering the HOT SPOT areas of highest reflectivity :
(IN THIS PHOTO THEY ARE BRIGHT WHITE: illuminated from the lights on the vehicle) License plate and the corner markers / blinkers/ directionals / tail lights.................... LIDAR beam is circled in white w/ arrow.
Originally Posted by RacerX
That's why i'm thinking on a vehicle that size, 2 heads, one at each corner of the plate would work very well, especially the further away you get.
that, and a LS on the plate and you are set.