Go-Pro mounts

Go-Pro mounts

Postby KB_S1 » Tue May 06, 2014 2:48 pm

Anyone used the official Go-Pro suction mount?
If so, how is it for high speed car work?

I have a Manfrotto mount that is solid but, might be overkill for the Go-Pro and a smaller footprint would be welcome for exterior fitments.
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby OlberJ » Tue May 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Sure someone who shall remain nameless tested it to 150 leptons with the gt2 and it was fine.
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby KB_S1 » Tue May 06, 2014 10:57 pm

Going to try the Go Pro brand one on my radiator coop and Manfrotto one on underside of rear wing when heading up to Aviemore in a couple of weeks.
Also fancy trying it on door, looking onto front wheel. The STi has an interesting cutaway between the sill and wheel arch at the bottom. Could be a good shot.
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby KB_S1 » Tue May 06, 2014 10:58 pm

Oh, and up to 150leptons you say...
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby Steelej » Wed May 07, 2014 12:15 am

Go pro suction mount will be fine, don't ask me how I know :)

I would however recommend a different version of the panavise mount for the go pro, the stupid little connectors on the go pro mount don't allow a great deal of flexibilty for positioning so I bought this one that comes with the tripod adapter and allows a full range of movement for better positioning.

http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/gopro-suction-cup.htm

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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby EcurieArgyll » Wed May 07, 2014 11:51 am

Steelej wrote:Go pro suction mount will be fine, don't ask me how I know :)

John.



Second that.....both aspects...
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby m1key » Wed May 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Steelej wrote:Go pro suction mount will be fine, don't ask me how I know :)

I would however recommend a different version of the panavise mount for the go pro, the stupid little connectors on the go pro mount don't allow a great deal of flexibilty for positioning so I bought this one that comes with the tripod adapter and allows a full range of movement for better positioning.

http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/gopro-suction-cup.htm

John.

Following John's recommendation that's what I bought and seems good. :)
Will be trying it out on Sunday on the FOC run.
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby EcurieArgyll » Sat May 10, 2014 10:57 pm

I'll be trying the "sticky mount upside down backed up by cable ties" approach, on the same run.:)

See you tomorrow Mike
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby m1key » Tue May 13, 2014 3:16 pm

The mount worked well on Sunday and didn't fall off which I was a bit concerned about! :)
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby ross2804 » Thu May 29, 2014 5:36 pm

Image

Before the day of Go Pro's and mounts....
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby OlberJ » Fri May 30, 2014 9:18 am

Loving the safety string!
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby KB_S1 » Fri May 30, 2014 9:38 am

Forgot to update.
I used my clamp on way up to Aberfoyle.
It is actually a Cullman, not Manfrotto.
Worked very well, clamped to door of the STi, just behind driver side front wheel.

Good up to 110things I would imagine.
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby MetA » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:57 am

Remember and always put a secondary tether on.
Required in competition , but makes sense on public roads as you'd not want a third party insurance claim if it came off and hit someone :(

I have had a scrutineer lift themselves UP using my mount , but still I had to put a THIRD tether on to keep them ( and MSA insurance ) happy !!!
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby OlberJ » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:56 pm

Also worth mentioning the suction mounts don't like vinyl wraps. Ask us how we know...
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Re: Go-Pro mounts

Postby KB_S1 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:37 pm

Who has a wrap (had?).
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