Mercedes S63 placement

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  1. junhalo

    junhalo Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Toying with installing NetRadar along with my AL system and saw the thread where the OP had much better results the higher he mounted his NR

    Looking at this front, what are my options (yellow and purple ovals are possible locations for my ALP TX head; blue shape is the protective cover for the active cruise control system, i.e. can't cut it)

    My gut says the opposite side of the yellow oval

    Does it matter if the horn is behind the grill slats (basically the opposite of AL whose heads need to extend a few mm beyond the grill)

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  2. JustinP

    JustinP PSL +PSL Advanced User

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    Yes - having the horn behind the slats is a no no. Having the antenna horn behind objects of varying shapes will create phase delays in the radar signal as it passes through, which distorts the wavefront presented to the antenna. If you have to have the radar horn behind something, a flat non-metallic surface is best. Protruding from between the grill slats would be best if it fits.
     
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    ThreePedals6.2 Motor Head Advanced User Premium Member

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    Hey man, so for your ALP sensor set-up, Your "red" position of the ALP Rx sensors look good, as AL Priority suggests no more than 30 inches apart for those, generally based on testing, around 24-26 inches really seem to be the hot spot to avoid center mass pt's. As far as the Tx "yellow" will work fine. Shouldn't matter too much which side you place it as there is a ton of transmit power in those little things.
    But higher tends to perform better so i would keep it on the top grill slat like how you have it pictured IMHO.
    As far as NR placement. It should fit in-between your grill slats from the looks of it.
    I would place the NR antenna next to the "plastic square" on the drivers side. Just have the antenna head be flush with the grill and not behind it.
    Hope this helps
     
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    Guys, this is really more pf a question but the blue square in his picture is the active cruise control radar transmitter location. Shouldn't there be a little distance between that ACC transmitter and the NetRadar antenna? Or does that not matter?

    Also, the NetRadar is not going to fit in between his grill slats without cutting. If he is looking for a less expensive piece of factory trim to cut, I would suggest placing the net radar inside the lower mesh grill and cut out a small area of the mesh to allow the antenna to have an unobstructed view of the front. That lower mesh grill can be purchased from Mercedes for less than $200, which makes cutting that plastic mesh a much more attractive option than cutting that expensive upper grill.
     
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    Beautiful car, btw.