|Yesterday, 03:56 PM|
Joined Feb 2013
Camera Turret Ideas?
I've been scratching my head on how to mount a dedicated flight camera to a DJI Phantom. Of course, I can just slap it on with some electric tape and get the exact same result but would prefer a more visually pleasing solution.
The problem I am running into is that the surface of the Phantom shell is curved and there are no straight lines or flat areas:
And this is the mini camera I am using (22.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 mm (L x W x H)):
Also, I want to avoid having anything directly on top as that has resulted in GPS signal interference for a lot of people. So in the above picture, I am aiming to mount it right where the "DJI" logo is.
I've tried fashioning my own turret using random objects like plastic shaver containers and a hot glued nylon screw post. It just isn't as secure or visually pleasing as I had sketched in my head.
I just came across this "Eyepod" mount (thread in RC Groups hasn't seen life since 2012) and waiting to hear back from them to see if it will fit my particular camera and whether I might be able to mold it to the Phantom's contours.
Any ideas, feedback, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|Yesterday, 05:03 PM|
United States, IN, Carmel
Joined Jan 2008
This camera is so compact and light - you could just tape it with a small piece of double sided foam tape on the GoPro or the GoPro's mount.
Or just get a white ping-pong ball, cut it in half, cut a lens hole on one hemisphere, put it together with a little transparent contact glue (or hot glue) and use the same glue to mount it wherever you like...
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