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BillL 11-22-2020 10:49 AM

GoPro flip down mount strength?
 
I am looking at an entry priced Hero and wonder if the standard flip down mounts can handle the load for external mounting, even under the fuse and subject to prop pulses?

BTW I did search and found no endorsement.

Any thoughts appreciated.

BillL 12-01-2020 06:34 AM

Bump, so nobody uses the Hero with flip down mounts externally? So what do you use?

Lenny Iszak 12-01-2020 07:11 AM

Bill,

A bunch of us are using PlaneAround wingtip and tiedown mounts. It's real solid machined aluminum stuff. Less likely to lose your Gopro with that.

The other day I had a Gopro 360 MAX (much larger than the Hero) on my Zlin50's wingtip, with just a standard stick-on mount. It did fine, but it's a slower airplane than the RV, I was doing around 120kts or so, indicated.

Lenny

YellerDaisy 12-01-2020 12:23 PM

I'm not exactly sure what "flip down mounts" are but I use the standard GoPro "stick-on" bases but with modification. I drill a hole in them and run a screw thru into an existing hole (wingtip screws or whatever). If you forget to tighten the finger-screw thing, the camera tips back into the airflow.

I fly very often (once a week??) with with three cameras, haven't lost one yet. You can kinda see the wingtip mounted cameras in my videos.

https://youtu.be/DExwUINF8gc

sjhurlbut 12-01-2020 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillL (Post 1479498)
I am looking at an entry priced Hero and wonder if the standard flip down mounts can handle the load for external mounting, even under the fuse and subject to prop pulses?

BTW I did search and found no endorsement.

Any thoughts appreciated.


Show us a pic of what you mean by flip down mounts? You talking the legs that fold down like on a GoPro8? If so they're good to 190 kts so far.

BillL 12-01-2020 01:26 PM

Gold Star
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sjhurlbut (Post 1481811)
Show us a pic of what you mean by flip down mounts? You talking the legs that fold down like on a GoPro8? If so they're good to 190 kts so far.

Yes, Stu, the fold down legs as another name. 190KTAS is good. :D

To much $$$$ to fly away and become lost.

Thanks!!

BillL 12-01-2020 01:33 PM

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OK - folding legs - silly name, it won't stand on them, they are mounts.

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