TMG model X Dimensions of CPU and size of heads

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Is the product far enough along that we can get the dimensions on the CPU and the size of the heads that will need to be mounted outside?
 

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Huh, I'm thinking in my mind how to mount the CPU so the buttons are easily assessible. I guess with a kill switch, it doesn't matter that much.
 

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Huh, I'm thinking in my mind how to mount the CPU so the buttons are easily assessible. I guess with a kill switch, it doesn't matter that much.
No it doesnt. You can use BT or simple remote kill switch.
 

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Having the remote Kill/menu pad would be nice, as i would like to hide the cpu. Also, is the alert tone modified too? Not liking the first tone then gun then tone...similar to the R series when it started. I'd like more get my attention to slow than gun used.

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Thanks for dimensions, I printed a test model and it looks like I should be able to get away without doing any grill cutting!
TMG_3Dprint_Model.jpg TMG_3Dprint_Model_2.jpg TMG_3Dprint_Model_3.jpg

Not 100% sure on placement yet, the large lip underneath it might be a problem so I might go up one "shelf". Gotta check-in on the placement form once the system comes out.
 
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There's still some discussion on how level the heads have to be. Apparently they work at 0 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical. I asked the testers and Sarge to look into if they could be inverted (180 degrees and 270 degrees) and if there was a tolerance for other angles. My grill has a 30 degree opening, which, if the heads work at any angle, means I too, would not have to make a cut. You look pretty close to level. It seems like I've read that ALPs have to be quite level to be as effective as possible.
 

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There's still some discussion on how level the heads have to be. Apparently they work at 0 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical. I asked the testers and Sarge to look into if they could be inverted (180 degrees and 270 degrees) and if there was a tolerance for other angles. My grill has a 30 degree opening, which, if the heads work at any angle, means I too, would not have to make a cut. You look pretty close to level. It seems like I've read that ALPs have to be quite level to be as effective as possible.
I don't understand the science behind them needing to be level, need to dig in and find out more about the why, but I would love to be able to angle them and/or tuck them in to be more descrete/OEM looking due to the California and other bans.
 

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I don't understand the science behind them needing to be level, need to dig in and find out more about the why
I believe it is mostly due to the beam pattern of the IR LEDs used in the heads:
 

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Thanks for dimensions, I printed a test model and it looks like I should be able to get away without doing any grill cutting.
I had not thought of 3D printing. I don't have access to a 3D printer either. I was considering just cutting a representative piece of wood to explore placement.
 

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I don't understand the science behind them needing to be level, need to dig in and find out more about the why, but I would love to be able to angle them and/or tuck them in to be more descrete/OEM looking due to the California and other bans.
In laymans terms and half awake English, it has to do with beam divergence, and how tight the beam is. If you're even 5° off and the beam shoots at a 15° angle out of the lens, imagine how far off you'll be at 1000 ft. Chances are the beam won't even hit the gun if you're out that much. You face some of the most difficult guns in California, so I'd suggest a leveling all the heads and making them square with one another.

Lots of people in Cali run parking sensors with 0 issues. The key is a fast JTK and you will never have to worry.
 

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I don't understand the science behind them needing to be level, need to dig in and find out more about the why, but I would love to be able to angle them and/or tuck them in to be more descrete/OEM looking due to the California and other bans.
I'm speculating that it is because we are dealing with light beams. My area of expertise is Radar and Radio Frequencies, but laser behaves similar to radar only at higher frequencies and tighter beams. So since we are dealing with light things need to be tighter and more specific.

Ever have somebody helping you out in a dark place while you are trying to repair something under your sink or vehicle and they are holding the flashlight? They can't just shine it in there anywhere, remember how you have to tell them to raise it up or down, move it left or right to get the light where you need it?

Being level increases the mathematical chances of jamming the gun. Tilted down to far and the signal is wasted on the road, tilted up to high and the signal is wasted on the sky. Remember light travels in straight lines and laser is a much tighter beam then Radar which is why many times RDs don't alert on laser as it takes an almost direct hit due to beam width. So the transmit heads need to be level and parallel or perpendicular to do the best job with the greatest probability of a jam. My personal option is that parallel has to have a higher probability of success over perpendicular (but this can also be dependent on lens design).
 

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I had my Li sensors tilted 30 degree in my honeycomb grill. Had many saves , this was before vpr though. Was Lti leading the market .
Today ???

My guess is up to 30 degrees should ham as good.
 

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