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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    i took a 250 mile trip in my STi and i never saw the screen flip once.
    I will be happy to trade you my Civic if you want to see what we are talking about!
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    I had mine level, but it kept switching so I have been trying different positions. I would bet it has to do with bumps, suspension, I am driving a Jeep, so it is a pretty bumpy ride most of the time.
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    It does not save all your maps incase the data is lost. it saves the entire route but not the maps. What happens when data is lost in navigation is that the phone goes back to the route page and it says, "data connection lost follow route to reach destination" or something like that. so it may be data refreshing the route when it flickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    i've never had an issue with the switching. do you guys have your DROIDs cocked sideways or something? i keep mine pretty level with the car because i might use it for video capture.
    Mine is horizontal and level. It is hard to notice at night and it does not try to flip very often unless you are on a rough road a something. During the day however, the wiggle will cause reflections to flash at you off of the screen. It is horrible. I am considering affixing the front portion of the mount to my dash with some hot glue or something to stop it from vibrating. I am in a Jeep as well so I do experience a rougher ride than most vehicles.
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    you guys realize that each of the joints can be locked, right? have you tightened down those joints as best you can? mine are rock solid because i like to take in-car video, so the position never changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    you guys realize that each of the joints can be locked, right? have you tightened down those joints as best you can? mine are rock solid because i like to take in-car video, so the position never changes.
    Yes, the issue is with the flex in the arm combined with the weight of the Droid at the end of it. At certain speeds it will resonate left and right slightly, throwing the accelerometers out of whack and throwing reflections all over the place. This is likely not an issue with some vehicles, but it is very apparent for people with rougher riding vehicles. I have a Jeep and I would not consider it a rough ride at all, but the car mount is almost unusable during the day.
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    lol i'm just not seeing this level of vibration. are you guys off-roading or something? lol. i'll have to try this on a bumpy road for a test.

    there's two joint locks. one direction behind the droid, and one on the arm.
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    maybe it has something to do with how mine is positioned too. i keep the suction cup to the right and the DROID to the left, so that the camera has the most optimal view of the road.
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    My joints are locked, but I am not experiencing anywhere near the amount of flipping that Dro is talking about in his Jeep.

    Mine will just on occasion flip to portrait( I notice it most with pandora), when I whip around a corner or hit a pothole or something.

    640, surely you can reproduce this in your lil rocketship.. go out and pull some g's in some bends, it will switch... make sure you have something open that will switch, like pandora. Correct me if im wrong, but it doesn't switch in video mode.
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