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    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Central TN

    Default V1 Wakes Up and Alerts

    This is the follow up to this post of mine in August.

    V1 sleeping on the job?

    In early October, Knighthawk and I did some testing, and my V1 was pretty much dead equal with his V1's

    After the encounter with I/O near Princeton, IN in late Oct Indiana I/O and Illinois C/O I burned a copy of that video on a DVD and sent it along with my V1 back to VR.
    "Mike" at VR called me at work and left a message and the phone extension to call him on; when I returned the call he was busy so I left a message, and an hour or so later he called back and said that they couldn't find anything wrong with my unit but they went ahead and replaced the receiver (and I think he said the main board, too). We also had a little discussion about running 2 RD's together and whether the RL was interfering with the V1, but I emphasized that it was a Redline I was running, and that when tested against a Spectre it was undetectable, so I doubted the RL emitted enough radiation to interfere with the V1 .

    I've had it back for about 3 weeks now, and it is a totally different unit in terms of performance. It now alerts within a fraction of a second of my Redline 95 percent of the time instead of alerting after the RL by several seconds. It might have worked this well the first week or two after I got it, but I don't think so.

    This is more like the V1 I was expecting to get when I purchased it.

    Since getting it back, I had one C/O Ka encounter with the TN HP where the RL did beat it by several seconds: I was pulling my 36' gooseneck trailer cresting a hill on I-65 northbound just before the KY border, the RL alerted, I gently slowed from 82 or so (too much traffic to go 85-90) to 70 and merged from the passing lane back into the driving lane. A second or three after I got into the lane the V1 alerted and I saw the trooper in the median between two groups of trees. That would have been enough time to slow down if I had braked hard, so I won't call it a fail at all--it was a tough situation for any RD.
    The V1 is also way more sensitive to laser now, I mean it falses to laser 3 times a day instead of 2 times a week, lol!

    PS, In spite of all my beachin' about the V1 IT STILL HAS ARROWS AND THE REDLINE DOES NOT!!!!!
    Last edited by Swamp; 12-04-2010 at 12:22 PM. Reason: minor typos



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