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    So what is the big deal with detectors using magnesium cases anyway?

    What are the benefits?

    Are there any drawbacks?

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    Touchy-feely wise it's advantage. Also it shields better than plastic. Cost is more, weight is less.

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    Yes shielding is probably the bigest advantage , probably get better thermal heat disapation than you would get using plastic and also if your going to spend $400+ for a RD I dont think many people would like the idea of cheap plastic housings.

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    As you all know is that the V1 uses a Magnesium case. This is from the VR website:

    Our metal case serves as a vault to keep out various electrical interferences from other devices. These interferences are particularly insidious, worse than false alarms, because they can be in there desensitizing your receiving circuits, thereby hurting your warning range, but you have no way of knowing. The magnesium is really durable too, yet it's light weight. You'll notice the really slick laptop computers these days have magnesium instead of plastic cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    Cost is more, weight is less.
    Less than ABS plastic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogey
    As you all know is that the V1 uses a Magnesium case. This is from the VR website:

    Our metal case serves as a vault to keep out various electrical interferences from other devices. These interferences are particularly insidious, worse than false alarms, because they can be in there desensitizing your receiving circuits, thereby hurting your warning range, but you have no way of knowing. The magnesium is really durable too, yet it's light weight. You'll notice the really slick laptop computers these days have magnesium instead of plastic cases.
    Thanks for posting the info....

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    It does offer some small advantages as 'bogey' posted from the website... (Good info 'Bogey')

    A little off topic:
    Has anyone ever seen magnesium catch fire :shock:
    Wanna talk about a superheated molten ball of 'fire' haha.

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    haha yeah, we used to light it up in science class years ago...hahaah

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    burn that F%^&*& burn

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    Ah, but which material is preferred when the RD flies off the windshield into one's forehead?

 

 

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