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Old 05-01-2017, 04:21 PM
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Default Video camera mounting

I've attempted using my iPhone 6 Plus to take 'hands-off' video in the cockpit using a suction cup. The vibration is too much with this strategy and the video is darned near useless. What mounting methods are others using in the RV-12 that have been successful? I realize the iPhone is not the best tool for this purpose and plan to upgrade when I can afford to, but in the meantime any info would be appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:08 PM
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This is taken with a Mobius 1080P HD Action Camera Wide Angle - C2 Lens.

Mount is 1/4"-20 Adhesive Camera Mount taped to bottom of rollover bar.

See video here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwOI_Ye1zI&t=81s
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:55 AM
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Thanks Jim, I appreciate your reply. The video is good and the price is cheaper than I thought it would be. I'd like to be able to control the camera remotely and I also want to have audio-in capability to record comm/intercom sound. Any thoughts? Anybody?
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:30 PM
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Scott, I can show you some ideas that have worked for me. Drop by.

Several remote-controlable GoPro or Virb options (as well as others). I also have a 360-degree camera that I've mounted in the 12 with essentially zero vibration issues. It's quite doable. Mostly about a vibration-free location for the mount and proper stability/isolation of the camera in the mount. And having a relatively low-vibration engine helps, of course!

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Old 05-02-2017, 03:08 PM
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Thanks Greg, I'll take you up on that.
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Hi all

I am currently evaluating a suitable solution for an action cam mount in my -12. I favor to install the mount on the right side of the rollbar somehow.
I don't want to drill any holes for the mount, nor I like the idea of using self adhesive types due to premature failure. Ideally, a suction cup mounted on the forward web of the rollbar would be nice if that is a way to go.

I would very much appreciate your comments about it and would love to see some images of your cam. installations on the rollbar, if you have any pictures to share.
I have not yet decided which cam to go with, but GoPro Hero 6, the smaller Session or the Garmin Virb are candidates for now.

Thank you!!
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:01 AM
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On the first flight I used a GoPro suction mount with a GoPro and an audio cable bought from AircraftSpruce.
The suction mount was placed just behind the rollbar on the window. Looks quite stable;

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Old 03-27-2018, 01:59 AM
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On the first flight I used a GoPro suction mount with a GoPro and an audio cable bought from AircraftSpruce.
The suction mount was placed just behind the rollbar on the window. Looks quite stable;

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Thanks Joeri. I checked out the audio cable. Seems to be a nice thing. The audio in your vid is pretty clear and I like the idea of the suction cap on the rear window. I haven't considered the window for that.
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