GoPro Hero3 Silver....Installed

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GoPro Hero3 Silver....Installed

Postby bullojm1 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:36 am

I recently purchased a GoPro Hero3 Silver video camera and mounted it on the RV's tail:

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I did a quick test flight the other day and was thrilled by the results!

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My only complaint is there is some vibration in my mount, which I already have a plan to fix. I am still working through editing the video. I'll post it when I get it on YouTube.
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Postby Spike » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:56 pm

Very Kewl dude. Did you patch audio into it yet?

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Postby bullojm1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Spike,

No plans for audio yet. I figure my videos will just have music in the background. Eventually I will figure out the audio piece.
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Postby bullojm1 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:59 am

I edited the video last night and posted it on YouTube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_K1n3B1E90
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Postby TomNativeNewYorker » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:18 am

nice

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Postby BSwayze » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:34 am

Wow, Mike, that's awesome!! I'm curious how you put the mount on the tail. Did you drill out rivets? Or did you have some provision already in place? Nutplates? I'd like to have a camera like this some day on mine, too.
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Postby bullojm1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 am

Bruce,

I made the tip of my vertical stabilizer removable:

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I originally did this because I was planning on installing a camera within the tip. However, since the GoPro's are so small, I used the mounting screws used to hold the tip on to secure my GoPro bracket. It's worked out great!
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Re: GoPro Hero3 Silver....Installed

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Re: GoPro Hero3 Silver....Installed

Postby bullojm1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:55 pm

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Postby Wicked Stick » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:28 pm

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Postby bullojm1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:04 pm

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Postby cjensen » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 am

That video REALLY makes me miss my airplane. I keep in touch with the new owner...maybe he'll sell it back to me!!??

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Great video Mike!
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