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not near the HUD, its to the right a little bit, I ll take a pic when I get back to town and highlight it
 

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not near the HUD, its to the right a little bit, I ll take a pic when I get back to town and highlight it
That would be great, thanks!
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You would lose the arrows with this set up, I would reccomend net radar dsp in this situation unless you really dont care for arrows.
Yes, I’d lose rear for sure but having front would be a big improvement on what I currently have.
 
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Unfortunately, other than the V1, no other WS RD offers a true remote display, or an app interface which would give you full control of your RD. And some feel it has been left behind by time...
I don't know that I would say they have been left behind by time. It's just that Remote mounted have come so far and it has made them separate more. Most users of windshield mounts want a plug and play detector. For the people that want the concealed display, there are installed units now that let them place things where they want.
 

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Quick update. I've ordered the Armour Box and a V1C LE. I'm interested to see the box first hand. It could end up to be an experiment if nothing else. I also thought that having the BT dongle would be interesting to enable apps to be be run. It will probably take a couple of weeks for this to arrive.
 

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Pictures? Thoughts?
 

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Initial thoughts are that its a tidy and solid unit but it doesn't hold the V1 snug enough. I'll have to use something additional to stop the V1 vibrating around in there.

Here are some pics when I took it out of the box:

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Transparency of the front and rear panels can be seen above.

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As is came out of the box.

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Good seal used at both ends.
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This is all of it disassembled:

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V1 installed:

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With seal:

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Without seal - gap at the side:

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This is how the power gets through:

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Looks interesting. Might want to make a few holes for ventilation!
 

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That is an interesting setup although I would question it's usefulness for a vehicle. Rear detection is going to take a hit, not to mention losing the functionality of the arrows. However, I see this being a good setup for a bike though although if you are mechanically inclined you could probably fab something up for less than half the cost.
 

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The inside has 2 channel for a circuit board. You 'could' use some flat plastic instead. Cut it to fit the V1 and hold it place 'some how'. Rubber etc. so not to scratch the V1 and hold the detector in snug in place.
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That is an interesting setup although I would question it's usefulness for a vehicle. Rear detection is going to take a hit, not to mention losing the functionality of the arrows. However, I see this being a good setup for a bike though although if you are mechanically inclined you could probably fab something up for less than half the cost.
At the moment I have no front detection and for me front has greater value than rear and side.
 

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I've recently bought a BMW with what they call a Climate Comfort Windscreen. This means its an athermic screen which makes windscreen mounted detectors perform poorly.
Now that the Armour box has arrived I've been working out where to install it, how to mount it, etc.

This all became quite difficult so I decided to remove the trim from the interior of the car around the rear view mirror / rain sensor / connected drive camera and so on. With all of the components still in place but the trim removed I can get the V1 above the rear view mirror and directly behind the camera and wiring facing through the camera and a black painted area of the windscreen. I suspected that this area of the screen may not be athermic.

I then went for a drive and with the V1 in this position I got my first front alert about 500m from my house. Previously I was only getting rear and side alerts. I've kept the V1 there for a few days and while I haven't had a Ka alert I have had many K alerts from the front.

While I understand it isn't ideal could this be a "reasonable" long term location to mount the V1? At the moment its held in place with cable ties but I have a spare mirror mount that I could run upside down / above the mirror which will keep the V1 is much the same place. The athermic glass must have amazing qualities at blocking the signal as it seems to "see" though all of the paint, wiring etc with far more success!

Any thoughts on this option?
 

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I think the box is not currently involved in the process. :)
 

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I think the box is not currently involved in the process. :)
Correct :)
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That is what I call the "@KiwiClaire" method of mounting!

Pictures?
Must be a Kiwi thing - I'm a New Zealander too!
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Here are some pics of the temporary setup:

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Outside view. The V1 is basically "looking" through from where it says ConnectedDrive and the rain sensor below.

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