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Feb 02, 2018, 11:33 AM
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The Mobius Maxi Support Thread (Read InfoPosts 1-8 before posting)


A new Mobius camera has just been released. It's been named the Mobius Maxi due to it's similar video imaging hardware with it's little brother, the Mobius Mini. The Maxi has expanded capability, including a larger battery, and is similar in size and weight to the Mobius 2.

More support info will be added to the first 8 mandatory reading "InfoPosts" here when available.


Thread Usage Protocol

This thread is hosted by Mobius Maxi users, not the camera developer, and is part of a radio controlled model web site in a Forum dedicated to Aerial Photography. As such, the content of this thread is intended to focus on the topic of the Mobius Maxi Actioncam and it's operation and capabilities for aerial video purposes. There will be users interested in the Maxi for purposes other than aerial video, and you are welcome here for the purpose of helping you with the camera's operation. But issues with adapting the camera to uses other than aerial video are considered off topic, and should be discussed in other forums or threads, e.g.:Video links posted here should relate to the RC aerial video topic area. Examples of off topic videos are:
  • Car driving recorder videos
  • Biking videos
  • Video of RC cars and boats
  • Routine ground scene videos to show off your new camera (I know you're excited, but...)

    Exceptions: Any video that shows a specific problem with the camera's operation or a solution for those problems are desired and will help others regardless of how they might use their Maxi.
Suggestions for camera feature improvements should be well thought out as having broad appeal, and realistic within the bounds of this camera's uniqueness for size, weight, and price point. Most of these will be firmware related, not physical redesign. The camera developer monitors this thread and has implemented many features from user input.

Finally, this thread is a "self-help" thread! The 8 "info posts" following this one contain much information that can answer many user questions. These info posts will be updated as needed with new information. It is my intent and expectation that thread posters will "do their homework" and access these posts before posting new questions. If you still have questions, the advanced thread search function should be used to help find posts that relate to your issue. This will not only help keep the thread from becoming bloated with redundant questions that have been asked and answered many times, it will also keep the thread more interesting to the target audience.

If this is your first time reading this thread, please read the next 8 posts now to familiarize yourself with this thread's structure and resources. These "InfoThreads" will be continually updated with any new information of general interest, so always check here first before asking questions.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Last edited by Tom Frank; Sep 27, 2018 at 03:25 PM. Reason: minor wording edits
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Feb 02, 2018, 11:34 AM
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Vendors and Specifications


The Mobius Maxi is a "big brother" to the Mobius Mini, with similar video capture and processing hardware. but with added capability, including larger capacity battery. This necessitated a larger case with better heat dissipation characteristics, resulting in the camera being similar size and weigh as the Mobius M2. The firmware will continue to mature and be refined as much as possible. The developer monitors this thread for user feedback on the camera's functionality.

Verified Vendors

[B]You are advised to only buy your Maxi from a developer-verified source. Verified vendors not only sell the real Maxi camera, accessories, and some replacement parts, they have pledged a commitment to customer satisfaction, both before and after a sale, and are your first contact if any early problems are found and not caused by user abuse, crash damage, etc. If parts are not listed on their sites, use their web site contact link to request what you need. Payment via PayPal is usually available. The developer's China eBay direct seller (eletoponline365) is the official source for the camera's sold by re-sellers, and will usually have the lowest delivered prices as well as common replacement parts not listed in store web pages. They can also relay user feedback to the developer (email eletoponline@gmail.com). The other re-sellers may offer quicker delivery depending on your location. Prices can vary from one vendor to the other and depends on what is included in different accessory packages. The cost from the China direct seller eBay outlets will be nominally about US$75 with free shipping.

Direct Seller:
China: eletoponline365
Re-sellers:
China:BangGood

U.S.: BuyMobius.com, a.k.a. novotm (MA); BangGood-US warehouse (CA); SPYTEC (NY)

Europe: BangGood (UK warehouse); Webbex (UK); Mobiuscam (RU); Mobius-cam (English),(Dutch)
Non-verified sellers may be selling fake imitation cameras at seemingly bargain prices, and you should be wary of buying from them.

NOTE: Both users and vendors are expected to abide by this forum and thread vendor communication protocol.

Maxi camera and included accessory pics:


Last edited by Tom Frank; Jul 18, 2018 at 11:18 AM.
Feb 02, 2018, 11:38 AM
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Camera Configuration and Firmware


This can be downloaded and installed manually or by using Isoprop's latest (v5.0.2.0) mSetup.exe Windows configuration utility.
Last edited by Tom Frank; Aug 24, 2018 at 01:43 PM. Reason: FW Update posted
Feb 02, 2018, 11:38 AM
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Camera Care and Maintenance


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Feb 02, 2018, 11:39 AM
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FAQs and Other Information


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Last edited by Tom Frank; May 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM.
Feb 06, 2018, 09:11 AM
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This is the original Mobius GUI which was created in co-operation with the developer and Tom.
The program supports all Mobius cameras (Mobius, Mobius2, Mobius Mini, Mobius Maxi) as well as the #16, which was also developed by the Mobius team.
Click HERE to download the GUI and/or User Guide.

The program is a native Windows application specifically written for the Windows operating system (XP and above) and does not require any 3rd party runtime system, for example Java or .NET, to be installed. The simple and extremely user-friendly program is fully plug-and-play and includes an integrated User Manual.

The software will also identify all unknown USB cameras and devices with a capacity of 400GB or less. So, if the GUI doesn't recognize your camera, you don't have a #16 or a camera from the Mobius family!

If you don't yet have the camera you may want to take a short peek at the integrated help, available by clicking the 'Help' button.

Remember you can resize the dialog by dragging the gripper at the bottom right corner if you prefer a smaller image. The dialog fonts will automatically be resized to fit.

The latest GUI software configuration tool together with the latest instruction manual (User Guide) may be downloaded by clicking on the link above or on one of the images below.

I strongly recommend you enable automatic program and firmware updates which will allow you to always benefit from the latest available tools. This is specially worthwhile during the first few weeks after the initial release.

Here are some screenshots of the GUI (Graphical User Interface)










... there's always an online user guide (manual) at your fingertips


... you can set your own parameters and download new versions


...and of course you can set your own colors for the program


... There's also a function where you can increase or decrease the playback speed of any .mov or .mp4 media files


...and lots of useful information too


To date, mSetup has been translated into 13 different languages:
Traditional Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
Many, many thanks to all translators for your hard work!
Here's an example:



mSetup is guaranteed 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

Click the image below for more information.
Last edited by Isoprop; May 30, 2018 at 09:48 AM.
Feb 06, 2018, 09:12 AM
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I will update this post with more information when time permits.

The Mobius Maxi uses the same cable as the Mobius 2 (M2) and Mobius Mini

Last edited by Isoprop; Oct 03, 2018 at 05:38 AM.
Mar 09, 2018, 01:07 PM
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May 22, 2018, 12:18 PM
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Dashcam users are welcome to discuss the Mobius Maxi at DashCamTalk
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May 22, 2018, 01:35 PM
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USA vendors of the maxi please
May 22, 2018, 04:25 PM
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Interesting, wonder what the intended market for this is? The Mini runs very nicely on external 5V power, which you can add to any model for a gram or so and minimal cost.
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May 22, 2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Glover
Interesting, wonder what the intended market for this is? The Mini runs very nicely on external 5V power, which you can add to any model for a gram or so and minimal cost.
It's mainly targeted for car driving recording use since it runs cooler (for continuous loop recording) and has some better low light tuning (including faster lens). But you might like it for other uses if you prefer the Mini CMOS capability and just need longer battery life, a G-sensor for auto image flipping, a 2.7k video resolution option, and can tolerate the extra weight.
Last edited by Tom Frank; May 23, 2018 at 12:53 AM. Reason: added a coupld extras
May 23, 2018, 03:25 AM
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Thanks Tom.
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May 24, 2018, 04:41 AM
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Actually glad to see them going back to the low profile type mounting base on this. Skipped the M2 just because of the tripod mount. Would you know if the Maxi will fit on the M1 mount base? They don't look much different, but can't tell if they would be interchangeable. M1 dimension are 61mmx35mmx18mm,,, Maxi is 71mmx35mmx18mm... is that extra 10mm just the lens protrusion?
May 24, 2018, 04:54 AM
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From memory, the M1 fits on the Maxi mount, but not the other way around. Maxi has more pointy corners and cannot fit into the mount for the M1 which has rounded corners.


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