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    Just wondering

    have any real world tests ever been done on the RD's ability to detect later when shot at from behind? i.e.. if its placed on the windshield, mounted just a bit above the dash, would it pick up laser from behind under any circumstance?

    i ask this since in HK lasers do come from behind quite a bit.

    i am particular interested in the X50.

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    When I was helping out with the GOL testing I took a couple of different laser guns and walked to the back of my car and I know both V1's I have and the Whistler Pro 58 had no problem close up but as I walked about 10 feet away I noticed the PRO58 could no longer detect any laser from the rear. Even though the PRO58 has a rear laser sensor.

    As far as total distance when we were testing the Veil on my car and I was driving away from the laser gun the V1's always detected laser all the way to the end of the test road which was just over a 1/4 mile.

    I know this is not scientific numbers but it should give you an idea.

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    I've only done limited testing using JTW's tester (which is a LED and not a real laser), with my V1 and X50, and the V1 definitely is the best detector for rear laser.

    Unfortunately, most detectors other than V1 put their rear laser sensor on top of the case, so this makes it less likely to actually pick up a rear hit, unless you angle the rear (display) end of the RD downward.

    In addition to testing, I've picked up a real rear hit with my V1 in CT a year ago, plus I've had Infinitis in back of me set it off as well.
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    hmm......wow the V1 coulc pick up rear laser from a quarter mile?

    i'm sure the position of the radar plays a large role in this. The rear of the detector must have a good view of the rear windscreen.

    can anybody else elaborate on the X50's rear detection ability?

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    in GOL testing, lasering from the rear, we would always get trigger happy and shoot the car as it was driving away (some times setting off the lidatek) no detector was 100% on this one, but the v1 had more alerts from the rear then any.

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    When I was messing around with those Dallas officers about a weeka ago, when I left those succers hit me in the rear about about 1,500 or more feet away and was going away from them on a 6 lane road. So yeah it picks it up pretty good. That was on the V-1

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    supprisingly good laser detection!

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    I think the only disadvantage of shooting you from behind is that it makes it a little harder to chase the violater down, and it may be more difficult to visually guestimate speeds that way.

    It should make it easier to find a place to hide. In no front tag states it may offer an easier target.

    When they are operating with a shooter and then chasers farther down the road, it doesn't seem to be as big of a problem.

    I *think* the rear ambush is going to become more common.

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    Considering many darker colored cars with a sleek profile it is hard to get a laser lock from the front at longer distances, but not a problem from the rear. So the rear shot eliminates one set of problems. Also they have the advantage of being hidden for the onramp or the overpass shot. If they are sitting on the onramp the rundown will be easy. From the overpass that makes it harder to chase so a wolf pack would be needed. The rear shot is less warning for the driver and harder to see. Instant on radar is deadly, but if they get trigger happy you can possibly pickup the blip from some distance, but not so with laser.

    Jammer vendors need to get a concealed method of installing a rear jammer head or heads. Of course it would be nice if this was an add-on for existing jammers on the market and not just a new product for a completely new jammer. I realize all the jammer makers are coming out with new jammers, but hopefully they won't forget about their existing customers and offer "accessories" for our existing systems.

    I would be surprised if the V1 wasn't able to pickup scatter off of the cars in front that were being tagged from the rear. Seems to me if they target the rear plate the reflection off of it would come right back at the cars following behind. If your not tailgating it should be enough time to tap the brakes... Yep, the LEO will see the lights, but if your lucky he won't be issuing you a performance award. Hopefully nobody is tailgating you when you do tap the brakes

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    wow that really is impressive for the V1. i really am interested to see if anybody has tested the X50's rear detection ability. in Hong Kong this method is becoming very common and deadly. I have veiled my rear.

 

 

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