Learning to Fly
- Dec 30, 2018
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The R7 will sweep lower in the K band range.I'd stay with the V1 as well unless the R7 outperforms it (and the R3) by a considerable margin. For the money, the R3 is arguably the best RD out there although it does have its flaws, most notably the inability to sweep the lower K band range.
I agree the V1 is a work horse. Mine is 14 years old and still works great. It is in bad need of a update but I will not update it until they come out with something more recent. I can't justify spending the money on a 2 year old upgrade that doesn't detect MR**. Really like valentine though as a company they build their detectors here for one and they allow you to upgrade no matter how old your unit is. I'm fine with how the V1 looks. I actually really like the display it gives me what I need and is easy to read. Just keep hoping for a update from them.I remember how excited I was the day my V1 arrived. It was like about 30 Christmas' wrapped up into 1. I couldn't decide between a V1 and a Redline, so I ordered both, but there was just something special about the V1 that I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
I have a R3 that I mostly use now, and I've ordered an R7, but I am still patiently waiting for a new V1. I've been waiting for 2 or 3 years so my patience is running thin, but I'd still be the first in line for a new V1 the day they're available. The build quality on my V1 is awesome. I'd be perfectly happy with a new V1 just having the same look as they have today, but with longer range (and preferably a built in way to lock out falses). I hope one is coming.