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Mar 06, 2012, 04:10 PM
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My home made camera mount - Flamewheel test


I had been strapping my camera, a Drift HD170, onto the top of my battery and decided it was time for an improvement. My wife and friends don't care much about these things so I thought I would post the results here.

I made it out from scrap wood in the garage, foam tape and cable ties. The frame hangs from the bottom of the flamewheel by cable ties, with a strip of rubber between the carbon and wood. The platform holding the camera is strapped on in a similar fashion. Seems to be doing a great job taming the vibration. Now if I could just get a day without much wind.





And here is a 3 minute video showing it up in the air. The first minute is filmed with a Canon 7D w/ 17-55 lens with the rest being onboard footage. Thanks for watching!

My new home made landing gear / camera mount (3 min 31 sec)
Last edited by DavidPDX; Mar 06, 2012 at 04:21 PM. Reason: wrestling the photos into submission...
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Mar 06, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Looks cool, great job. Nice smooth video result.
Mar 06, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Nice! Simple and effective.
Mar 06, 2012, 08:43 PM
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looks good
Mar 06, 2012, 09:21 PM
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what is the total weight with your battery? are you using 3 or 4s?
Mar 07, 2012, 01:03 AM
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Nice video! Your project gave me an idea on how to mount my GoPro and the battery underneath my Flamewheel, using wood, too.
Mar 07, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by pilot006
what is the total weight with your battery? are you using 3 or 4s?
I have been experimenting with different batteries but on this flight I am using 3S 2200mAh batteries with APC 9 x 4.7SF Props. This setup comes in at 1275 grams total weight.

As a side note, I am generally preferring 4S batteries with my flamewheel but find I must use 8" props when doing so - anything larger I get a lot of "bounce" when tring to do a smooth hover (no matter what the gains). The 9" props are working really well with 3S and the APC's seem physically stronger then the stock props.
Mar 07, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by supergravy
I have been experimenting with different batteries but on this flight I am using 3S 2200mAh batteries with APC 9 x 4.7SF Props. This setup comes in at 1275 grams total weight.

As a side note, I am generally preferring 4S batteries with my flamewheel but find I must use 8" props when doing so - anything larger I get a lot of "bounce" when tring to do a smooth hover (no matter what the gains). The 9" props are working really well with 3S and the APC's seem physically stronger then the stock props.
Nice vid. I like 8" on 4s the best cus it will react to the wind better. I get my Drift HD170 today. Looks like they dropped the price most places due to the new model that just came out. I only paid $160 del w/free extended batt from B&H.
Mar 07, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Finally some nice weather so I decided to try some still photos! I am pleased with the results given the limitations of the Drift HD170.





Mar 07, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Hello. What kv on motors?
Mar 07, 2012, 03:12 PM
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Hello. What kv on motors?
Looks stock.... google....
Dji motors 2215/905 kv
Mar 07, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by supergravy
I have been experimenting with different batteries but on this flight I am using 3S 2200mAh batteries with APC 9 x 4.7SF Props. This setup comes in at 1275 grams total weight.

As a side note, I am generally preferring 4S batteries with my flamewheel but find I must use 8" props when doing so - anything larger I get a lot of "bounce" when tring to do a smooth hover (no matter what the gains). The 9" props are working really well with 3S and the APC's seem physically stronger then the stock props.
Wow looked like heaver to me that's almost 2.5lb, the mount looks heavy, but I guess it not.
Great job.


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