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Old 04-11-2020, 09:06 PM
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If you’re looking for a little quarantine project....

I Wanted a better perspective for inflight photos so I made this mount to extend ahead of the wing by 2 feet. Makes a real difference.

I used 3/4” carbon fibre tubing with 3/4” aluminium square stock (all provided by my hangar mate John). I fabricated the brackets to fit into existing holes/nut plates for the wing tip attach points.

I was worried about vibration but it turned out great.

First photo is of the mount without the camera on the end. Second is a photo with the go pro mounted on top of the wing (old position). The third photo is with the camera mounted on the new carbon fibre extension rod. Much better photo.





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Old 04-11-2020, 10:52 PM
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Very nice! That is a much better angle.
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:46 AM
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I used 3/4? carbon fibre tubing with 3/4? aluminium square stock (all provided by my hangar mate John). I fabricated the brackets to fit into existing holes/nut plates for the wing tip attach points.

I was worried about vibration but it turned out great.
I have been thinking of doing something similar. What is the wall thickness of the 3/4? carbon tubing?
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:56 AM
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I?d say probably 1/8th inch wall thickness
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:28 AM
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Great video,

By the time I got up there, it was overcast!

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Old 04-12-2020, 08:38 AM
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If I ever get this point, I want to duplicate Trent Palmer's "impossible camera angle." Looks like you've got a chase plane with telephoto lens. Magic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fq33dHNSfI
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Old 04-12-2020, 09:36 AM
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If I ever get this point, I want to duplicate Trent Palmer's "impossible camera angle." Looks like you've got a chase plane with telephoto lens. Magic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fq33dHNSfI
Yea, the shots that he gets with his setup are amazing. Looks like he has his mounted forward of his prop slightly.
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Old 04-12-2020, 09:53 AM
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I love it!! I've been wanting to do the same from the VS, mounting my 360 Fly to get shots "above" the aircraft. I'm not a machinist, nor do I have access to create the exquisite mounting hardware you have. Kudos! Can you or your hangar mate duplicate the mounting hardware?
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:15 AM
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HI David, yes it can be duplicated but I made the pieces to match the holes I had already drilled to attach the wing tip. Not even the same as my other wing...

Here's a video in flight before landing, really pleased with the results. Id like to pick up a 360 though.

In case anyone's wondering i was always above 500 feet and more than that away from the shore!

https://youtu.be/nzjKXAWEp0I

Happy Easter everyone
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:48 AM
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Would these mounts be something that would lend itself to 3D printing?
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