Redline EX & R3 vs Stationary 33.8

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  1. 6thgear

    6thgear Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Yesterday during my lunch break, I encountered a traffic message trailer that was apparently sampling traffic velocity with a 33.8ish signal (it tended to drift while I was completing my runs).

    I completed 3 passes (all that time permitted):
    • First pass was Redline EX, FW 1.3 - Segmented 2,4,5,6,8
    • Second pass was the R3, FW 1.37 - Segmented 2,4,5,6,8 [Starts at approx 3:20 in the video]
    • Third pass was running both (only to see if they would alert at about the same point where they initially alerted, and to allow others to hear the differences in their ramps simultaneously - routinely I NEVER run two RDs at the same time). [Starts at approx 4:40 in the video]
    • Map of the course at the end of the video
    The first part of the video clip is lengthy, as I also experimented with the EX to:
    • Determine how long it takes to fully power on the RD and then alert to a signal after the start-up beeps (approx at 1:30 into the video)
    • Determine how long the EX would continue to alert after passing the source
    • Determine how long the EX would alert to the signal as I pass the source in the opposite direction of travel
    I was going to post the above experiments for R3 as well but the results for distance after passing the source and in the opposite direction of travel were very close to the EX. Additionally the R3 pretty much powers up and alerts instantly.

    Here's the video:


    Conclusion:
    The EX hung really well with the R3, with the R3 alerting a few seconds prior to the EX. The difference between alert time on this course between Run 1 & Run 2 appears to be the distance between 1 set of light post, with both RDs alearting right around 3K feet from the source.

    Additionally, I have a new found appreciate to the time others have put forth to test, record and share their results!

    05102018_course.png 05102018_course.png
     
  2. Dreyzx10r

    Dreyzx10r PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    . Thanks for sharing.

    Posted from my SM-N920T using the RDF Mobile App!
     
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    Blizzard Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Let’s see, you own at least 2 detectors, a dashcam, and are running experiments on your lunch break. Yep, i think you got the RDF bug :)
     
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    Deadhead1971 “Big Bug Bite” Advanced User

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    Nice to have some positive news about the EX for a change.
     
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    For back to back comparison here's the EX moment of detection screenshot:
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    R3 Moment of Detection Screenshot:

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    It looks like that white car in the oncoming lane photo bombed each run. :eyebrow:
     
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    fitz4321 Running With Scissors Advanced User Premium Member

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    Thanks for your test. The RD bug gets addicting.
     
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    I enjoy running the EX paired with Escargot. Just find that it falses a bit much to "laser". Generally its the sun late in the day; on Friday it appeared a colored led marque set it off.
     
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    6thgear Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Yeah, there was no getting around traffic.... Everyone out running there lunch errands .

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    6thgear Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Sure does. Twice this week I encountered a local who was shooting laser, then came here and read @thebravo 's road trip story, and thought to myself how long before its parking sensor time...
     
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    I'd say it's already parking sensor time, if you are seeing laser even occasionally it's definitely time. ALP, or if they do well in the upcoming testing the new TMG Alpha's might be a good choice.
     
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    If the EX is getting close to the range of the R3, then they have done something to the new firmware! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    6thgear Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    I’m still running FW1.3. Since all I could find regarding FW 1.4, was an update to accommodate the ZW5s, and reset the RD to default, I have decided on holding off.

    At current, I do not have any other encounters where I have been able to compare the R3 & EX.
     
  13. KrazyK

    KrazyK Remember the Humboldt Broncos Beginner User Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing! Interesting comparison.
    I have to agree with Milkman when he says they (escort) may have done something for the EX to perform like this. Everything I have read so far had the EX further back in performance.

    Again, good job 6thgear!
     
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    Thanks! I had not reviewed it until just now.
    There seems to be a lingering silence in the EX video after the bridge................................