The more time flys the more closer the end dates of the directional patents of the v1 and the antennas become.
What will happend when the patents finaly run out and the other manufacturers rush to get their hands on his technology?
I think some runout in 2010 and others in 2012, so will valentine call it a day in another 5 years time and may decide to quit while he's ahead, because valentine research may turn out like his former company cincinnati microwave? will history repeat itself?
Obviously the biggest feature of the v1 is the 2 antennas and the arrows, and if he did carry on making the v1 his competitors would bring out newer designs with the 2 antennas and arrows, would people buy a v1 or go for the newer designs and possibly better range?