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04-26-2004 08:28 PM  13 years agoPost 1
groundeffect

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I am checking out my Airfoil mount and sizing up the tray to mount my camera.

I was wondering if anyone knows the size of tripod screws -- the ones that screw into the camera?

I am working finding the best location for the camera on the tray, leveling it, then drilling a hole for the screw.


any tips on this guys?

What is the size of the mount screw required for most cameras?


cheers,
Thanks,
Dean

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04-26-2004 09:40 PM  13 years agoPost 2
NoSoMo

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I believe it's 1/4in x 20 thread

Take your camera to the hardware store and start trying screws!

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04-26-2004 10:20 PM  13 years agoPost 3
daggit

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Take your camera to the hardware store and start trying screws!
thats' what I did

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04-26-2004 10:54 PM  13 years agoPost 4
groundeffect

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Sounds good..... that is what I will do, then know for sure the size -- if it fits it fits!


How about washers or similar between the head of the bolt and the CF tray, and between the camera and the CF tray?


thanks guys!

Cheers,
Dean

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04-26-2004 11:09 PM  13 years agoPost 5
electro212

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nosomo
is right it's 1/4 20

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04-27-2004 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 6
gpyros

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Dudes:

Camera threads are ALWAYS 1/4" x 20tpi. That is one standard that really stuck!

Greg

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04-27-2004 11:09 AM  13 years agoPost 7
groundeffect

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I picked up the lists items last night at Canadian Tire:

- 1 1/4 x 20 bolt w/ philips head
- 4 plastic washers
- 2 metal lock washers
- 2 plastic nuts


I may need to use the washers/nuts for spacers.

Now, I am in the market for a alum. bar to fit under and bend up over
the camera ( mounted with the same screw holding the camera in place ) to hold the trigger
servo.


cheers,
Dean

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04-27-2004 01:34 PM  13 years agoPost 8
daggit

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Now, I am in the market for a alum. bar to fit under and bend up over
When I was running the 35mm I used a computer slot cover (like whats used to cover expansion slots in the back) to mount the mini servo. with a rubber band to hold the top part near the camera button. The rubber band made it so there was some flex, didn't have to worry about binding.

It's just what I had laying around

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04-27-2004 02:00 PM  13 years agoPost 9
daggitrrElite Veteran - Claremont, MN - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

high tech camera trigger...


I don't presume that this would be the high tech trigger you'd be looking for but it took me 15 minutes to build and I shot hundreds of pictures this way.

It's kinda flimsy though

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04-27-2004 02:35 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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04-27-2004 06:18 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Angelos

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here is a photo of my old servo trigger that mounts on the flash holder.

You may also find interesting my quad output RC swicthes for Zoom In/Out, Trigger + one aux. Look at the end of this page: http://www.model-gadgets.com/camcopter/

-Angelos

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04-27-2004 09:41 PM  13 years agoPost 12
groundeffect

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some great ideas guys.... thanks.

some great ideas guys.... thanks.


I have picked up an alum bar similar to what flyboy suggested a while back in another thread.


daggit: nice computer bay metal bar, very neat!

Angelos: That is a great idea.... I would have went this way but my Canon A80 has no hot shoe flash holder.

cheers,
Dean

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04-28-2004 09:45 PM  13 years agoPost 13
groundeffect

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Drilling the hole in the CF tray

I am going to be drilling a hole in the CF tray on the Airfoil mount tonight/tomorrow morning.

I know the camera has to be balanced and centere and level.

any tips on how to go about achiving this fairly accurately?


thanks,

cheers,
Dean

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04-29-2004 12:39 AM  13 years agoPost 14
daggit

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Angelos

thats a sweet solution there on the hot shoe mount.

I May build one of those for my 35 mm camera.

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04-29-2004 01:31 PM  13 years agoPost 15
groundeffect

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I drilled a hole in CF tray.

I drilled a hole in CF tray.

I disconnected the servo wheels and things so it could more fairly freely. The balanced and leveled the camera on the tray.

The camera is a little off center when its on the CG of the tray.

I would take a picture of the mount with the camera on it, however, this is my only camera so it cant be in two places as once...


The hole is drilled on the alum bar to hold the servo above the trigger. The servo is currently drying as I gooed it to the alum mount. I have a 1/4x20 screw with plastic washers and plastic nuts for spacers.. it fits great.

I need to get a loan of a friend's camera to get some shots of the setup when its totally complete.


I need to attach some servo extensions and route the wiring.

cheers,
Dean

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