- Jun 5, 2013
- Reaction score
Maybe I had too little coffee today but I’m looking at that table, and the V1G2 KV On mode took a drop from 2300 ft to 1700-1900ft which is in the ballpark of the R7’s 60% sensitivity mode or less… and the variance is noticeably increased run to run too.Yeah, I think you may be missing something. L mode results in roughly the same performance as City on the R7. At times it's better, other times it's worse. The reason for this is that L mode isn't a simple sensitivity cutting function like Auto or City modes, it is looking at the number of signals as well as using persistence to judge if to alert. I am sure there are other things going on that affect it, but overall it's roughly akin to running City mode on the R7.
KV seems to work fine in the real world for me, it does a great job of getting rid of a lot of noise. With the R7, I have to turn TSF on and MRCD on to even come close to getting that kind of filtering. And the range of the R7 and V1G2 are very similar when both have their traffic monitoring sensor filters turned on. When you turn them off on both, again the ranges are very similar (and the false alerts between the 2 are also very similar in this configuration)
I do wish VR would refine the reactivity on K band and would offer more options in K filtering so we could have more choice in what level of noise we wish to be exposed to. Either that or make the KV so damned efficient that you wouldn't even consider turning it off.
I mean I think todays KV mode is a slightly too heavy hammer but KV off isn’t very usable. It’s not the near no brainer of Junk K Fighter which had a predictable and relatively modest effect on range when on vs off.
I don’t disagree though that if you tried to make a R7 as quiet as the V1G2, you’d have to hit much more aggressive big hammer options which will seriously affect its range. But that is more because the R7 IMO isn’t as capable at BSM filtering compared to the newest generation and there’s no replacement for true BSM filtering in the world of turning on various other filters hoping for a BSM improvement side effect.