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Has anybody thought about attaching a GoPro to the top of a Phantom 3.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DirectorDrew, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. DirectorDrew

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    Looking to put one of those sticky adhesive mounts to the top of a Phantom 3. I would really like to put the extension arm so I can lift the GoPro higher from the blade and retract it so that its looking straight up in the air. maybe I could get some cool shots like that.



    This video inspired me with the idea. Anybody have tips or advice?
     
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  2. Oso

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    This guy was asking the same last week. Maybe he found a way to avoid the blades and also still allow GPS.
    Gopro
     
  3. alokbhargava

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    I don't think that's a good idea to have it on top as that will affect the stability of the aircraft. Technically CG should be as low as possible.
     
  4. Priccijr

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    Haven't found anything. I get the center of gravity thing but I wasn't thinking of going that high. I know there are some questions about the gps but the polar pro lights cover the module and that doesn't affect it.
     
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    Don't think the cg would make much difference. Us battery modders are strapping 350+ grams of dead weight under the vps which makes it unbalanced. No real issues. I'd be more concerned about GPS being affected.
     
  6. Mako79

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    My concern would be blocking the gps receiver on the top shell..
     
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    I have something I can share
     
  9. flybid

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    This isn't a GoPro but a small camera that I attached.

    I attached a thumb camera to some wire that I extended away from the body to catch a perspective of what is happening with the Phantom 3 Pro while it is doing it's thing at 400'. Kinda cool to see how it tips forward and sideways depending on how I'm maneuvering. Also the gentle shaking that occurs- yet the gimbal camera is steady as a rock! You can hear the rotors, and the other noise is not static, but wind! The small camera was small and light enough that the bird behaved normally in flight.

     
  10. Priccijr

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    Looks cool flybid how much does that camera weigh? Do you have any pictures of the rig with the camera installed?


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  11. flybid

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    I'll send a pic in a few minutes.
     
  12. flybid

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    Here's a couple pics of the setup. Made from a few hangars and a few twisties and 1 rubber band. It was pretty solid setup and easy to assemble. Total weight of wires and camera is 2.5 oz.
     

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  13. flybid

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    I may try a larger version in the future so I can get the cam farther away from the bird, but will likely need to counterbalance.
     
  14. alokbhargava

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    That's made of plastic. Metal will block GPS.
     
  15. Priccijr

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    Wouldn't the battery from the lights affect the GPS signal? Everything that mounts the GoPro is plastic except the GoPro itself. I'm going to try it out today i'll just do a hover around I'll post here on how it goes.
     
  16. Priccijr

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    Ok ran a test today. Was getting 0 to 4 GPS satellites. Was able to fly it in non GPS mode. took everything off and crashed the dam thing. clipped a tree flying down my street it landed on its head one motor wouldn't shutoff, battery wouldn't power down, burnt out motor.