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Best way to balance a Black Pearl on Raven Aerial Mount

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Hughie, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Hughie

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    I am using a stock DJI transmitter and am about to add a raveaerialvideo mount and a Black Pearl monitor

    What do others do to balance this lot on a neck strap - do I need to fit a bracket ?

    Thanks
     
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    The thumbscrew they provide to tighten down the monitor has a loop on it. Ive seen a few use this to connect neck strap to. Supposedly better balanced. Ive just got the same mount but waiting for my BP.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I had considered that but the loop does not look that strong to me, and does not look like this was what it was intended for.
     
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    I am guessing that I have done a poor job of phrasing the question - or possible not many of the 50+ readers of the post have this combo.

    I would be grateful for any advice from those using a Black Pearl monitor with a 3d printed mount (such as the Raven Arial one) who have taken steps to get a better balance on a neck strap. It I fasten to the tranmitter mount it tips right back, if I use a metal mounting bracket it is still not ideal.

    Thoughts please guys. Is it just me :eek:
     
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    I would be interested in this myself. I have the stock transmitter with a 3d printed mount and a black pearl. It is extremely front heavy. I also have a neck strap. I've seen some attachments that hook in the loop on the transmitter, but I'm not sure if they have enough cantilever to account for the monitor.
     
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    Well thank goodness at least another person has the same issue - I was beginning to think it was just me :lol:
     
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    This is what I am doing. I get almost as far as the monitor mounting screw - but the balance is still not great. Can post a picture if you are interested.
     
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    Here are some pictures of my set as you can see it's very front heavy.
     

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    I did try hooking the neck strap into the loop on the monitor mount. It really helped with weight distribution but I'm not sure I trust the loop to hold everything.
     

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    I wouldnt trust it either.
    It has two metal pin hinges which are sure to give up at some inconvenient moment.
    The other thing is that I have found when I tried this it losened the screw slightly and cause the monitor to move around.
     
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    Hi guys, just stumbled across with thread.
    Just to clarify, the mount you're seeing isn't a Rave Aerial mount, its a copy.

    I know because i spent a long time ensuring that the mount i designed, balanced perfectly when using a black pearl.

    I just wanted to make sure that any readers realised that this isn't one of my mounts.

    Phil
    raveaerialvideo.com
     
  12. Hughie

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    Hi Phil. The one in that picture may not be, but I think? I started the thread, and whoever made the one I am having problems with, included what look like your packing instructions.
     
  13. Crashtestdummy

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    My apologies if I offended you but I never claimed to have a Rave Aerial mount. My post says I have a 3d printed mount. But If yours is perfectly balanced with a black pearl mounted to the front and a neck strap hooked in the stock mounting loop i would be interested to see it. I personally like the the mount I have because I can adjust the tilt of my monitor. It doesn't matter how much I lay it down or stand it up though it's still front heavy. I was simply trying to help the fellow out.