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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby ct4me » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:49 pm

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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:10 pm

ct4me wrote:FAA memo re: camera mounting

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-MyMJD ... view?pli=1


Well, that clears it up. Using a suction cup is not considered an alteration in the eyes of the FAA, but they don't recommend it.

I tried to search for FAA guidance yesterday, but our internet has been so terrible lately that I couldn't get the search to come up.

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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:12 pm

To a large degree, attaching a device to the exterior of an airplane is a judgement call that the pilot can make. We each have our own judgement and some are more conservative than others. As with most judgement calls, they are not a problem until something goes wrong. You may never have a problem or you may have an accident the next time you fly or anything in between. Personally, I don't think hanging objectives on the exterior of an airplane is a good idea and I will never do it. My JUDGEMENT may be different than yours.
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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby ShawnM » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:44 pm

MrMorden wrote:I know bringing up suction cups would cause some heartache here, but a couple of years ago I flew over 3000nm cross country from Georgia to Arizona and back, over a couple of weeks, in highly variable temperatures and altitudes. The only time the suction cup was removed was at night to prevent theft. There were zero issues. It takes 5 seconds to inspect the suction cup each time to make sure it's in good shape, and to wipe the surface it will attach to to remove any debris. Everybody can make their own call here, but I'm comfortable with what I have done.


I agree with you Andy. I have the GoPro suction cup mount and it works perfectly every time. Nothing is going to pull it off nor is it gonna fall off. When they first came out I saw GoPro at a trade show in Las Vegas and they told me the same thing "it's rated to 150 MPH". I knew in my LSA it wouldn't be a problem. This thing really sticks.

As far as this topic going off into the weeds, it certainly did a few posts back. :mrgreen:

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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby Wm.Ince » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:50 pm

FastEddieB wrote:Image

You should use that for your avatar.
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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:41 pm

Wm.Ince wrote:
FastEddieB wrote:Image

You should use that for your avatar.


You know, I just might!

Or maybe my Pastafarian Chaplain’s regalia that Tim mentioned!

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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:42 pm

ShawnM wrote:
As far as this topic going off into the weeds, it certainly did a few posts back. :mrgreen:


How is that? The OP asked about mounting a camera on an airplane and that's what is being discussed.
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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby Wm.Ince » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 pm

FastEddieB wrote:Or maybe my Pastafarian Chaplain’s regalia that Tim mentioned!
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That shirt and helmet are the perfect ensemble.
Great taste! . . :D
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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby MrMorden » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:15 am

ShawnM wrote:I agree with you Andy. I have the GoPro suction cup mount and it works perfectly every time. Nothing is going to pull it off nor is it gonna fall off. When they first came out I saw GoPro at a trade show in Las Vegas and they told me the same thing "it's rated to 150 MPH". I knew in my LSA it wouldn't be a problem. This thing really sticks.


I do recognize that there is some risk with any external attachment, but as I said in another post, recreational aviation is more about risk acceptance than risk avoidance. We all have different tolerance for accepting individual risks. I like to fly small airplanes, but I will never get on a motorcycle. It's just how my risk profile runs. Everybody makes a case-by-case call on things. No harm/no foul for people who refuse risks that I accept, or vice versa.
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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby ShawnM » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:29 am

MrMorden wrote:I do recognize that there is some risk with any external attachment, but as I said in another post, recreational aviation is more about risk acceptance than risk avoidance. We all have different tolerance for accepting individual risks. I like to fly small airplanes, but I will never get on a motorcycle. It's just how my risk profile runs. Everybody makes a case-by-case call on things. No harm/no foul for people who refuse risks that I accept, or vice versa.


My risk profile is about the same, and I dont like motorcycles either. Also, external cameras may not be for everyone, to each his own. :mrgreen:

I saw a video once from an owner of a Cessna Citation with the GoPro mounted right on top of the tail. It was not the suction cup mount of course as it would have blown off on his climb out but it was a cool video.

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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby Jim Hardin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am

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You look like the King of the Borg!

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Re: Camara Mounting

Postby Warmi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:09 am

I vote for the Pastafarian picture ... definitely has the weight to carry the avatar duty.
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