Escort Radar Forum  

Go Back   Escort Radar Forum > General > General Detector

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
TBNTX's Avatar
TBNTX TBNTX is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 5,960
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fjpikul View Post
I have a "dumb" question that might fit in well here. I did a search and did not come up with any hits. Friends of mine with new supercars say that the carbon fiber bodies do not reflect radar like metal bodies and thus are more immune from radar detection by LEO. Case in point, they say Corvette drivers have known this for years due to the fiberglass bodies. I find this hard to believe, but I have no practical experience with radar reflection off of various substances. I don't believe laser is affected by the body composition. Perhaps you guys can save me a message to Mythbusters with some kind of information. It would seem to me that the manufacturers would need to test posted Vmax and quarter mile times with the help of radar. Thank you for any insight.
In my opinion, I question the logic.

It may be true true that the carbon fiber bodies don't reflect as much RF from radar guns, because the signals are passing thru the body. Behind the body, though, is an all-metal frame, a radiator and a big engine, and those DO reflect signals.

Regarding Laser, sport cars like Corvettes have a lower profile compared with, let's say, an SUV, and the sports cars' bodies are sharply angled upward. I'm wondering if a laser beam might be not be reflected back to the Laser speed gun as readily as it would be from a flat-fronted SUV. And many sports cars (not all) have "hide-able" headlights that retract into the body of the car, giving the LEO fewer leading targets. I think that it's the geometry of the sports car that can help lessen the threat of a LIDAR speed gun.

My opinion only.
__________________


Countermeasures:

Radar Detectors: Redline EX, Max 360, & others plus Escort Live!
LIDAR Defense: Escort LSP + Veil G4
Phone: Apple iPhone 6s (128 GB) + AT&T
CB: Midland 75-822
HAM: Yaesu FT-7900R, Baofeng UV-5R, UV-3R
Scanner: GRE PSR-500 (Triple-trunking)
GPS: iPhone 6s with GPS Plus and Waze
Dashcam: Thinkware F750 (backup: DOD LS430W)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
06142020 06142020 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 14
Default

I think TBNTX is on the right track.

Supercars (and Corvettes) tend to be more aerodynamic than most vehicles, and have a reduced cross-sectional area. The reduced cross section (and extreme angles) reflect much less radar signal back to the radar gun than a boxier vehicle would, and make it much harder to register a speed.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
SuperDave's Avatar
SuperDave SuperDave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 57
Default

My advice would be read read read then read some more before using your detector. Too many just buy and put it on the windshield.

Always have a rabbit.

I always think of my detector as a secondary warning. My eyes, knowing my surroundings, knowing what to look for in unmarked vehicles, watching for odd slows in traffic, blending in, think like a cop- where would I hide, my instincts - all comes first. The detector is to hopefully catch any of this I missed.

And read some more.
__________________
25 yr detector user
Escort IX
Redline
Passport X50
Whistler 1788
Uniden superwide
Cobra trapshooters
Fuzzbuster

Last edited by SuperDave; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
SuperDave's Avatar
SuperDave SuperDave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 57
Default

And this is a very old funny article but most of the advice still holds true today.

http://www.ibiblio.org/rdu/a-10fly.html
__________________
25 yr detector user
Escort IX
Redline
Passport X50
Whistler 1788
Uniden superwide
Cobra trapshooters
Fuzzbuster
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
fjpikul fjpikul is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Belleville, IL
Posts: 2
Default

Thank you for the replies. Logic I think applies here. I don't see radar waves "passing" through any solid object that is not metal.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2017 Escort Inc.