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Innovate Motorsports Rad-1 Digital Inclinometer

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Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted June 1, 2008

Neat New & Basic!

Some Of You might remember those old inclinometers that you could find stock in the first-generation Toyota 4Runners. They had a cool factor to them, showing you front-to-rear and side-to-side angles via two readouts. Two decades later, Innovate Motorsports has come out with the RAD-1, a digital inclinometer that gives 0- to 60-degree readings for both X and Y axes. But this unit is a bit more advanced than those old spinning balls found in the 4Runners. The RAD-1 will allow you to set warnings, zero-out your center, recall maximum angles, and more. Inclinometers like this are not for going fast, and will only really be useful moving under 5 mph, but at low speeds they can help you decide if that sidehilling or drop is too much for your rig or not.

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To turn the unit on and off, you'll need to hold the righthand button. There are no labels on the front of the unit, so you have no choice but to read the instruction sheet to learn how to use the RAD-1. You'll also have to remember that the side-to-side (pitch) angles are on the lefthand digital numbers, and the front-to-back (roll) angles are given on the righthand. The RAD-1 comes preset from the factory with a 0-degree setting for both the X and Y axes. When putting the RAD-1 in your vehicle, it's a good idea to use a good, old-fashioned bubble level to make sure that the vehicle is on a level surface.

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PRESS LEFT TO ACTIVATE
BUTTON THIS FUNCTION
1 time Uo Volume
2 times rP Recall max passenger angle
3 times rD Recall max driver angle
4 times rF Recall front angle
5 times rb Recall back angle
6 times rE Recall angle erase (reset)
7 times SP Set passenger max angle
8 times Sd Set driver max angle
9 times SF Set front max angle
10 times Sb Set back max angle
11 times br Set screen brightness

Sources

Innovate Motorsports
Irvine, CA
714-372-5910
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com

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