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Old 07-07-2013, 07:00 PM
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Default Go Pro mounting recommendations please

My wonderful wife Laura got me a Go Pro camera for my birthday, and I am looking for any tips from those of you who have gone before in regards to the mounting of the unit.

I am thinking of using the big square mount that was part of the display box and bolting it onto an access hatch under the wing------a square pattern of mounting holes would allow me to point it either fore/aft or rotate the mount and have left/right capacity. Does anyone know if this mount is strong enough to use like this, or is just for displaying the camera in its original box?

What have you existing Go Pro folks done??

Thanks in advance.
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I flew with mine using that as a mount under the wing a few times.

I am trying out a Ram ball now that screws into the tiedown ring mount.
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Instead of using the big square, drill 2 holes in one of the flat mounts, and countersink them so you can get a small screw to sit flush, purchase a new inspection plate from vans for $2 or make one yourself. drill through the plate at whichever angle you like or make multiple holes for different angles. I did this on the wings as well as on the inspection plate just under the elevators.

A suction cup on the inside of the canopy makes for some good footage. My next mount is going to use 2 of the wing tip screws and will face the cockpit.
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I flew with mine using that as a mount under the wing a few times.
Sounds like you have abandoned this mount setup-----any reason other than wanting to try something different? Any problems with it?
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Well, first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE.

Second, I know practically nothing about helping you with a mount. Sorry. I did use a GoPro inside on a Young Eagles event several weeks ago and was amazed at the incredible video delivered.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:29 PM
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Instead of using the big square, drill 2 holes in one of the flat mounts, and countersink them so you can get a small screw to sit flush, purchase a new inspection plate from vans for $2 or make one yourself. drill through the plate at whichever angle you like or make multiple holes for different angles.
Good idea, could even make an adjustable unit with a banana curve slot in an intermediate plate, and a nutplate behind it on the inspection cover.
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Sounds like you have abandoned this mount setup-----any reason other than wanting to try something different? Any problems with it?
Have just been experimenting with different kinds of mounts to try and get the best video. Vibration is a pain with all of em.

Had no real issues with using the big square mount.

I have also used the regular mounts with a hole drilled in em and a countersunk screw. They work as well. I left the sticky pad on them but did not remove the protective film. This helps with the vibration some.

I've got a whole box full of parts and pieces and mounts that I have been trying.
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Well, first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE.
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This is probably way beyond what you need but it may be a consideration for others that have a need to mount one or more GoPro's on aircraft.

http://www.airbornesensor.com/

http://shop.airbornesensor.com/

I do not have any interest or connection with the company. It is an interesting solution to the problem of obtaining video in what can be a challenging environment.
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Mike,

I don't use a GoPro, I use a Drift, but the concept is the same. I use the Surface Mounting Spud from NFlightCam and the billet mount from the top of a suction cup mount. They are here:

https://nflightcam.com/store/index.php/gopro.html

The cool thing about the Spud thingy is that it can be mounted anywhere there is a # 6, #8, or #10 screw. I've used it for about 10 months and it works real well. Below is my installation.




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