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Old April 22nd, 2013
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Default RedLine BS/RDR vs. V1 Custom Sweeps



Another Title bout between the Big Boys of the windshield mounts!

You knew it was coming. Enough bench testing of these new firmware options, it's time to hang them on the windshield and see what they can do in a real radar trap scenario.

The Test Course:


The course length was approximately 1.2 miles from the target car starting point to the location where the radar car was parked. You will also note the target point for the radar(s) marked on this sat photo. That was a slight bend where the radar had a clear shot at approaching targets. You will also note the 4000 ft mark which will be a good reference for evaluating the results.

Although we used just a single test site and setup, it proved to be an excellent choice for wringing out additional range from the new firmware options now available on both models.

A dry run from the Radar Car position up to the starting point on the test course:



A full run from the start position all the way to the radar car (RedLine #1's 2nd run on 34.7).



Test Methodology:

The radar car / radar was kept in a fix'd position (xmitting in constant on mode) to maintain consistent targeting between all runs. Likewise, the same target car was used on all runs with the detector mounted at a marked location near the center of the windshield. The target car was also operated with cruise control set at 50 mph to maintain a consistent approach speed towards the radar.

Radar Detectors:

RedLine 1 - New Unit Supplied by EscortRadar
RedLine 2 - New Unit Supplied by Oldcelt
V1 (1) - Version 3.893 Supplied by Detaillls
V1 (2) - Version 3.893 Supplied by RRRedrocket
V1 (3) - Version 3.893 Supplied by Nine_c1

Detector Settings:

RedLine 1&2 run in Highway mode, X-Band OFF, TSR OFF, POP OFF, LSR ON. See chart for Ka segmentation and RDR settings.

V1 1/2/3 run in Euro Mode (except for stock settings run) Ka Custom sweeps with X-Band OFF.

V1 1 & 3 Custom sweeps - Sweeps 1/2/3/4/6 (34.7), Sweep 5 (35.5), Euro POP covers (33.8)
V1 2 Custom sweeps - Sweeps 1/2 (34.7), Sweep 3 (35.5), Euro POP covers (33.8)


Radar Units:

MPH Enforcer (33.8 Ka)
Stalker DSR 2x (34.7 Ka)
Kustom Golden Eagle (35.5 Ka)
Decatur Genesis I (K-Band)


Test Members:

Nine_c1 - Radar Setup and video guy
Detaillls - Target car wheel man
RRRedrocket - Detector alignment specialist
Oldcelt - Lookout for the PO PO

This test is a little unique in that the results of each run can be matched up with an actual video clip of that run. You want verified results.....see for yourself.

Results in the posts below!
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The Results / 34.7 Ka



34.7 Ka RedLine 1 Vids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_5f7bGpCSU (RedLine 1.1) 4188 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG_tDJ9nnOk (RedLine 1.2) 4384 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIVnsQNx9UU (RedLine 1.3) 4034 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XacICORTIbw (RedLine 1 STK) 2477 FT

34.7 Ka RedLine 2 Vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ZXwF9qr6o (RedLine 2.1) 4086 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acWysBoAcSs (RedLine 2.2) 4041 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebFRzwofI_8 (RedLine 2.3) 3968 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=616TG672R1c (RedLine 2 STK) 2280 FT

34.7 V1C 1 Vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzryl-2o17U (V1C 1.1) 4034 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adhDJgPhP38 (V1C 1.2) 4066 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtWNsr8Lc-c (V1C 1.3) 4019 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzHMhPu_zQ (V1C 1 STK) 2435 FT

34.7 V1C 2 Vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ4xkDUmRVU (V1C 2.1) 2667 FT *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDbtPS3Ch5U (V1C 2.2) 4041 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVnfYqBRggQ (V1C 2.3) 3982 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjSGez9bIq8 (V1C 2.4) 4041 FT

34.7 V1C 3 Vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVi7ze_oEQ (V1C 3.1) 4151 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udHM9770ahE (V1C 3.2) 4098 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPvnGpJLfMc (V1C 3.3) 4107FT


Results for 35.5 Ka, 33.8 Ka and K-Band in the next post. In order to get these other bands tested, we elected to take just one copy of each detector and make two passes to complete the test.
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Default 35.5 Ka / 33.8 Ka / K-Band Results

The Results / 35.5 Ka



35.5 Ka RedLine 1 Vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lli3mzd5V94 (RedLine 1.1) 4224 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdwHKcPw3U4 (RedLine 1.2) 4180 FT

35.5 Ka V1C 1 Vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA-UyqW8Tfg (V1C 1.1) 4111 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMdRsMCRX8Y (V1C 1.2) 4070 FT


The Results / 33.8 Ka



33.8 Ka RedLine 1 Vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ClS4VDoGqM (RedLine 1.1) 4913 FT

33.8 Ka V1C 1 Vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXIzqKkwhrg (V1C 1.1) 4428 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p54CKcrVY0c (V1C 1.2) 4454 FT


The Results / K-Band



K-Band RedLine 1 Vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7CfSWcFxTU (RedLine 1.1) 4224 FT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKXMpuC2vKc (RedLine 1.2) 4297 FT

K-Band V1C 1 Vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9csFBqTyKE (V1C 1.1) 4188 FT


As you can see, the cameraman missed recording two videos! He blames it on his friggin iPhone and says it's not the first time it has failed him!

That's it folks. Looks like the heavy weight champ in this round was RedLine #1. But the real winners are both models running with their respective Ka special sweeps active and filtering options turned off.

In case anyone failed to notice, these new options were worth 60%-70% increased detection range on this course! That is beyond what even I would have imagined. This is just one test, and there are surely more to come, but we'd say it's looking GREAT so far for us RD fanatics!

Special Note
V1C #1 and #2 were programmed with custom sweeps just prior to this test. The 1st pass with V1C #2 on 34.7 was so bad we suspected the programming may not have successfully activated.....so before making the 2nd run we re-loaded V1C #2 with the custom sweep programming from my Droid HTC4. It appears to have taken on the 2nd attempt.


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Wow, this make me glad to have gone with the new and improve Redline, so make me to understand those numbers between the two?
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Wow, this make me glad to have gone with the new and improve Redline, so make me to understand those numbers between the two?
Example:

(RedLine 1.2) 4384 FT

That would be RedLine #1 on the 2nd pass against the radar.

(RedLine 1 STK) 2477 FT

That would be RedLine #1 in stock settings...no sequence since only one run was made in stock settings.

I have an answer, but I'm not sure it matches your question.
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Very nice testing!, I'd love to see this bad *** redline on the same course agains the STI-RO and STI-R+. But the Redline is once again the king!.
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Thanks for doing this test! It provides a wealth of information.

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Very nice test, thanks for your time and effort! we can see the MAJOR improvements between stock and Updated detectors. Who would have imagined almost double the range with the 2, thats just nuts!!

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Talking Thank you very much Nine!

Very cool Nine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for your time and effort with this test!!!!

Its one thing to give and have opinions on which RD is good/better/best. It is another to see it with your own eyes. Anyone can say the Redline is "Badass" or it "sucks" in comparison to other RDs but a video with controlled (as possible) variables and well laid out graphs displaying the results of the videos/RDs speaks volumes. After these tests I am even more happy I own a Redline. I would still like arrows to be on it though.

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Woaaah... great job Nine !

Thanks for all your work and all shares here !!
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