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Old 05-16-2005, 08:19 PM   #11
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Radaf also relects off of glass, metal wheels, etc..... (I went to Radar school when I was a cop)
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Radaf also relects off of glass, metal wheels, etc..... (I went to Radar school when I was a cop)
Since you been there, what about is the effective range, or how far out can you get an accurate lock?
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Depends on the Radar or if its Laser. Plus the speed of the zone your doing.
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I think there was a mythbuster episode on this, that was offcially BUSTED
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they did this stuff on myth busters. tried like 10 differnt things, even a giant spining radar deflector of doom thing on the roof of the car and wrapping the car in tin foil. nothing stopped it.
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they did this stuff on myth busters. tried like 10 differnt things, even a giant spining radar deflector of doom thing on the roof of the car and wrapping the car in tin foil. nothing stopped it.
Wouldn't Tin Foil reflect it?
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reflect what?....isnt radar basically sound waves that bounce back?...........anyways V1 trumps all.....I had a Bel vector and it was pretty good....but the V1 is MUCH better....and those arrows and bogey counters are the shiznizzle
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radars bounce off you licence plate not on the actual body!!!! people will do anything to make a quick buck :( BUYER BEWARE
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its laser that they bounce off the plate....as long as its a flat surface thats when they use laser...a while back Car and Driver tested laser from the front on a bunch of new cars and on the Firebird it had almost no affect....no flat spot on the nose (they had no ft plate on it)
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Radaf also relects off of glass, metal wheels, etc..... (I went to Radar school when I was a cop)
Since you been there, what about is the effective range, or how far out can you get an accurate lock?
I thought I posted an answer to this, but I guess I fell victim to lag or something. Basically my answer was, depemding on style (hard mount or gun) and make/model of the radar, we could get reading up to a mile away. Identifying the specific car at that range is nearly impossible, tho, unless it'* the only one there.

And, a nifty fact, a lot of police will leave thier radar on even when they aren't actively looking for speeders. Everyone'* detectors going off helps keep the pack under control. And some of us thought it was fun to just hit the radar and watch all the pretty brake lights...
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