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Old 11-22-2020, 10:49 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:34 AM
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Bump, so nobody uses the Hero with flip down mounts externally? So what do you use?
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:11 AM
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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.

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Old 12-01-2020, 12:23 PM
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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
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:32 PM
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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.
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Old 12-01-2020, 01:26 PM
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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.

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

Thanks!!
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Old 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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