I have been talking to their engineers on their new system because i'm still trying to pick which system. I like the small heads for stealthiness. The 5% angle serves 2 purposes: 1) to minimize reflection back into the system from objects ahead and 2) to provide defense against lidar on bridges.
They do acknowledge that the distribution of passenger weight may cause a car to sit differently which may cause the angles to change.
Vortex did find PTs because of the orientation of the lasers. It's not clear how far off they were, but his foam setup would still have some play in. So, i suspect that the installation has to fairly precise and be mounted in an area that will not change the orientation too much.
Almost every professional install I’ve seen so far used custom made brackets placed behind where ever the heads were mounted. I probably wouldn’t use an epoxy but you could use sugru which would be easier, less messy and easier to redo if you had to. You could also use a dense closed cell foam as a backer behind the body panel. There are also also a wealth of fiber optic brackets and mounts available online.
Thanks. I was thinking of building a wire bracket and then gluing it to the plastic behind the kidney grill. Alternatively, i was thinking of sugru and waiting for it to cure, but i wasn't sure if it would shift while driving.
I have an Audi RS3, the TX fibers are held in place by hot glue, while I'm running the older LAB-14, I am fairly sure the alignment process would be similar, it took a couple of weeks to get it right, I run 3 TX fibers.
I still have a hard time swallowing the new RX fibers have similar performance to the old lip stick case RX sensors, I'm not that sure I would want to try.
Unless Stinger want to give me some product for free!
I wish i had a laser gun to test it out when i finish the install. With the small dispersion rate of the lidar, i was also skeptical until i saw the tests by Vortex last year. The alignment is the only issue I am worried about now.
I am also debating installing the Rx cable at the target zones i.e. inside the headlight assembly and the license plate.