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Avoiding vibrations of the Gopro during the flight

I have noticed on my previous flight, that when I attach the camera on the horizontal stabilizer using multiple parts to get it to the position, during the takeoff roll and the climb it suffers vibrations.

Gopro mount on the tail of Cessna 172

Gopro mount on the tail of Cessna 172

Gopro mounted on the vertica stab of Piper P-28A Archer

Gopro mounted on the vertica stab of Piper P-28A Archer

 

However, to use the multiple parts is really necessary to get the camera to the desired position. Probably if you use them, the are not “strong” enough to avoid the plane’s vibrations. I have noticed the difference on this flight, where we have installed the camera practically on the adhesive mount, and the quality of the video was very good and without vibrations:

GoPro mounted on the wingtip

GoPro mounted on the wingtip – the right distance from the fuselage to avoid vibrations

On the flight back, I wanted to achieve a better perspective, so I have used an additional part to get the camera a bit higher (sorry, no picture available). The result was a lot of vibratios transmitted to the camera and you can see also the difference in the quality of the video. So try to install the camera as close as possible to the plane’s fuselage.

Let’s have look on this video, you can clearly see the virations, or not? πŸ˜‰

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4 thoughts on “Avoiding vibrations of the Gopro during the flight

  1. Sigh … I thought it was my monitor wobbling on my desk. Fortunately you mentioned it was the GoPro ! I was about ready to dismantle my desk and to reinforce it.
    Good job πŸ˜‰

    Tjerri

    • Actually since I saw a video on youtube of a plane flying at some 25.000 feet at 250 knots using the adhesive mount, I feel pretty comfortable to using it. There is always a risk, but I preffer the adhesive mount before the suction cup.

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