I get a lot of questions about how to mount the Gopro on the horizontal stabilizer of a GA plane.
It is thruth that on the Piper and Cessna I’ve installed the adhesive stickers, but they stay attached on the same place. And sometimes you get bored of recording the same views, as the images look the same.
If you would like to change the position of the camera, and want to avoid placing tons of stickers around your plane, the gopro suction cup mount is a good solution.
On this occasion while flying the Diamond DA20 Katana, I’ve used simply the suction cup, even without duct tape. It is important to ensure the surface is clean (you can wipe it with a wet towel and dry it after).
The second step is to find the desired position of the camera, in the case of Gopro 4 Silver it is easy, as you can turn on the touch screen and you can see the result immediately. If you have a camera without a screen, then best use your app to see on your mobile device what you are going to record.
I got this gopro suction cup mount recently, and personaly find this much better than the previous model which I got 1,5 years ago.
Once installed, check whether it’s attached properly (you will be able to most the plane, lol).
To not to drain the battery, I turn the wifi off and select mostly the video+timelapse mode and start recording.
It is important to not to forget to start recording, before you leave, it did happen to me a couple of times as well and it’s annoying, grrr 🙂
The position of the camera doesn’t affected the flight controls, you don’t notice that it’s there outside… But please be aware that you always mount the camera at your own risk…
In the next post you can see the views you get from this position.
What are your experiences with the suction mount? Any recommendations?