Mounting - any reason why not?

Discussion in 'General Radar Detector Discussion' started by crabu2, Oct 10, 2017 at 9:39 AM.

  1. crabu2

    crabu2 Learning to Drive General User

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    I use the suction cup mount on my R3.. What I'd like to do, which I can't, is to mount it so the suction cups was on the bottom side of the rd.

    My question is.. outside of being able to do this because of the design of the mount... is there any reason why this wouldn't be a good idea?

    It's a guess, but I feel that it might allow a detector to have better laser detection since it seems the laser sensors are always on the top. Plus, I think it would look cleaner when mounted low on the windshield.
     
  2. camkuhns

    camkuhns Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    I think it would require a redesign of the suction cup mount but my thinking is that one would need a mount with 3 suction cups in a triangle configuration with a platform of some kind mounted to it.
     
  3. RobK

    RobK Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    You should be able to use a magnet mount or a velcro mount and attach to the bottom. Just dont block the vent holes.

    Why do you think it would be an issue?
     
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  4. CJR238

    CJR238 -CMS Article Admin- Administrator Premium Member

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    May get in the way of receiving radar, or attenuate the received signal. I would think it would also bounce around more.
     
  5. Blumagic

    Blumagic Premium Member Premium Member

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    I know that in the pass that it was a mount that you could mount it that way but you would have to velcro it to the mount
     
  6. The Pope

    The Pope Learning to Drive General User

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  7. crabu2

    crabu2 Learning to Drive General User

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    I wish Uniden would have also added the mount on the bottom on their RDs so it could be mounted in the way I'd like to do this.

    With it mounted low on my windshield, I think it would look way cleaner and possible give better laser detection.
     
  8. FWGuy

    FWGuy Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    There's a laser sensor lens on the front of the detector and on the top. The one on the top is supposed to catch laser shot from behind you. The laser sensor lens on the front where the radar horn is is supposed to catch laser shot at you.

    If laser is the only reason you want to mount your detector up-side-down, keep it right side up and forget about it. I know you're in MD so you're thinking (and worrying) about the correct issues but there are a few detectors that work better for laser than the R series. I really hope Uniden will address the laser and also their database. If those two features worked as well as they do on my Max II, I'd go back to the R3 in a second!

    My 2 cents.

    Dan