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08-12-2007 10:21 AM  10 years agoPost 1
switch26

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hey guys,im just curious to know what everyone uses to secure the camera onto the camera mount?are you using just the one screw thats used to mount the camera onto a trypod?

i just ordered a new Canon S5
and would really hate to see the camera come lose while hovering around for AP,of corse i would strap some fishing line or some strong enough wire anyway,but i just dont want any accidents with the camera coming lose,thanks in advance
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raf

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08-12-2007 12:48 PM  10 years agoPost 2
FLAP

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I just use the big screw you use to attach to tripod (Canon Rebel XT). The good thing about the Canon DSLR, and I imagine most DSLRs, is the screw hole is metal. I also worried about the camera coming loose and I used to wrench down on the screw on my old point and shoot to the point I stripped out the plastic screw hole. I also used a 'safety strap' when I stared using the DSLR but stopped after a couple of hundred photo flights in which the camera never came loose.

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08-12-2007 01:08 PM  10 years agoPost 3
switch26

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yeah,i have an old rebel eos that belongs to my brother inlaw and it does have the metal screw hole but i thought you'd at least use some blue locktite in there just to be safe,thanks for the reply

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08-12-2007 04:07 PM  10 years agoPost 4
FLAP

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I have found that loc-tite is not required. I take the camera off between photo flights and it has not every worked loose. A safety cord wouldn't hurt if it gives you peace of mind.

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08-12-2007 04:29 PM  10 years agoPost 5
iskoos

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It shouldn't hurt to use some blue loc-tite(especially if your are using a gasser)

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08-12-2007 05:46 PM  10 years agoPost 6
rroback

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I use a bolt ( you can get a thumb screw with the right thread) and then a velco strap over. Works well for video, and my 5d, for many flights.

Rhett..... I can't fly, but the Profi sure can.

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08-12-2007 09:21 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Rich H

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I use a zip tie as backup. For an underslung mount, if you lose the camera - then you have just lost a camera. For a front mount if you lose the camera, you lose the camera plus you have a wildly out of balance, out of control heli.

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08-13-2007 01:08 AM  10 years agoPost 8
switch26

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I use a zip tie as backup. For an underslung mount, if you lose the camera - then you have just lost a camera. For a front mount if you lose the camera, you lose the camera plus you have a wildly out of balance, out of control heli.
ouch!!! i never really thought of that,but of corse im gonna use something to make sure the camera doesnt fall so the velcro sounds like a good idea and or the fishing wire as well,i just built my camera mount in the front of the heli and wouldnt really want to lose both,

i dont really like the underslung mount but still use them if i have to,just never actually thought about the complications with the front mounted camera mount

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08-13-2007 02:08 AM  10 years agoPost 9
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I presonally would not, and have not used loctite in that application. The loctite would not even have time to cure by the time that I would need to remove the camera.

I shoot with a Nikon D70S and I use a 1/4'' nylon Model Airplane wing bolt on both of my Heli mounts and on my pole cam gimbal. I have also added some dense, self adhesive 1/8'' Foam that the Camera body actually sits on. It sorta puts a pre load on the bolt, to help retain it. I also just either wrap some bungee loosely around the lens, or a Zip tie through the neckstrap mount as a saftey measure. Although, in 2+ years of flying AP, I never had a bolt loosen.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

Jarrett W.

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08-13-2007 04:09 AM  10 years agoPost 10
tabbytabb

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I use a 1/4 20 bolt with a o-ring damper to preload the bolt a bit and last flight even forgot to tighten it up!

Luckily the camera stayed onboard

Tabb

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08-13-2007 05:17 AM  10 years agoPost 11
switch26

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I use a 1/4 20 bolt with a o-ring damper to preload the bolt a bit and last flight even forgot to tighten it up!

Luckily the camera stayed onboard
now thats luck, thats got to be scarry

well heres what i've been working on guys,probably not as profesional as the comercialy available but it will do the job just fine

the camera will make it alitle nose heavy and it balances perfectly with out it,so in the event of losing the camera (God Forbid)the heli wont go out of control,the battery is mounted in tha back of the frames and work perfectly that way,

if you pay close attention to the front,it still has the battery tray,this way it only takes about 15 minutes to take the entire front mount off and the heli can be used to fly 3D,the front mount weights about 24 OZ and the camera will be about 16 OZ,

i will try it out and go from there but i may have to redesign the mount with some dampenig for steady picture if i want to do video,we'll see

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08-13-2007 06:20 AM  10 years agoPost 12
JWatson

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Very cool!

I have yet to go to the Electric side (Old Fashioned I guess) But I am sure a properly set up 600 would be a great platform for AP.

Looks great!

Regards,

Jarrett W.

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08-13-2007 07:57 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Hogster

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I just use a metal bolt with a piece of metal glued into it (like this). I tie the camera's wrist strap to part of the heli 'in case', but have never had the camera bolt loosen or the camera shift in flight (and I've been flying since May 06).

Cheers,

David

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08-13-2007 07:15 PM  10 years agoPost 14
gorn

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Switch
Where did you get the G10 sheet?

For the love of the hobby

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08-14-2007 12:53 AM  10 years agoPost 15
switch26

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San Jose

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gorn
i have a box full of it,it is from small pices i bought long ago,this type of G10 is very strong and light,it is 1mm thinck but very sturdy but you can buy biger sheets from mcmasters,i could sell you some if you need it,

the sheets i have measure 88mm wide by 215mm long,this ones were used for the longer part of the front mount,and for the aft part of the front mount i used a 140mm by 140mm sheet,this sheets are all you need for the front mount that holds the camera mount,

for the camera mount you can use some hdp plastic or use some G10 that you can buy from http://www.mcmaster.com i dont have the biger pices to build the camera mount anymore,only the ones for the long front mount,but you can also buy this camera mount and still use the long front mount i biuilt for it

http://www.servocity.com/html/ddt55...drive_tilt.html

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08-14-2007 02:42 AM  10 years agoPost 16
switch26

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Hogster

thats good Bud,hey you have some great equipment,props to you man,i've seen some of your earlier vids and pics and theyre good stuff,seems like youre going full bore with your stuff,very good
Bro

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08-14-2007 04:09 AM  10 years agoPost 17
gorn

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Switch
Thanks for the reply mate, very informative

For the love of the hobby

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08-14-2007 05:51 AM  10 years agoPost 18
Seablade

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G10 sheet

McMaster's catalog is so big and names often are different.
What does McMasters call it so I can find it!
Thanks

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08-14-2007 07:22 AM  10 years agoPost 19
switch26

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well some of us already know that G10 stands for fiber glass,so look under fiber glass sheets,you might have a better luck

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08-14-2007 01:09 PM  10 years agoPost 20
Badllarma

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Going back to the original topic I use a hammer and nails
Just joking of course

Now I just use the normal size screw, if your struggling to find one suitable look on camera sites for replacements for tripod plates(lots of tripods have removable quick release plates) then find the cheapest one and when it arrives just cut it in half and get your screw

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