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Universal Camera Mount for Phantom 2

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Mods' started by MonsieurAnon, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. MonsieurAnon

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    I've updated my Phantom Vision mount for tripod cameras to fit the Phantom 2 fuselage and it is now available for sale on shapeways. This mount is suitable for cameras up to 150g and parts for it will be compatible with a heavier mount that I'm still refining.

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    Optional GoPro attachment

    Note that this mount is capable of carrying dual GoPros.

    Development thread

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    Phantom Vision mounting in Shapeways White Strong & Flexible Nylon.

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  2. tomic

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    would the rx100 ii fit on this or is it too heavy?
     
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    He says up to 150 grams. The rx100 is over 200, so it would have to wait for the next version he mentions.
     
  4. MonsieurAnon

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    Correct. I'm fairly sure the RX100's are in the 220g class, without a battery.

    My heavy test camera is 390g and I won't be selling the stronger mount until it flies smoothly with stock gear. Fortunately that might be just around the corner. I'm testing a solution today.
     
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    Hey Monsieur... Just wanted to let you know I received the heavy lift version of this. Thank you for that.

    Now would it be possiblie for you to create a plate which would allow the camera to tilt using the gopro mount...

    Here is what I mean...

    http://skypixel.org/post/75196946200
     
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    I hope the mount works well for you. I have had trouble printing over the last 2 weeks and I'm finally getting it resolved, but I have a sort of development plan for future versions. I plan on producing a gimbal like tilting mechanism, where the camera is seated the correct way up. It should be available in at most a couple of weeks.
     
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    Hey MA, got the heavier lift mount a couple of weeks ago but only had a chance to assemble it today.

    It appears I got the wrong parts as the side pieces are to long to fit on the damper balls. See pic for more
     

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  8. MonsieurAnon

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    Hi Tomic, that is actually by design. It looks like you're not using the Phantom Vision dampening balls, but they are for 1/4 of a 110g camera. Stretching them laterally greatly reduces vibration on the heavier cameras this mount is designed for.
     
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    Hi MA, I don't see how I could stretch them this far, here is the top view of these ...
     

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    Please note that in this picture the mount is using the DJI Vision dampeners, while you appear to be using another, proprietary type. I don't know how flexible yours are and I designed them with the Vision dampeners in mind. I do not know how or if you will be able to stretch yours far enough, nor do I know if the mount will work as designed with the incorrect parts.

    See again the suggest mounting style in this image:

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  11. tomic

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    I'm using zenmuse balls, I'll try to get some vision balls