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knick33




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[*] posted on 8-17-2013 at 09:14 PM
Any good ideas on mounting a GoPro the kite itself facing jumper?


I've shot a lot of wide angles from a tripod and head mount. I want to try and get an angle that would shoot downwards at me. Anyone try this?
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[*] posted on 8-18-2013 at 12:13 AM


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[*] posted on 8-18-2013 at 06:16 AM
Commercial Options


Hi

There are also a couple of commercial options, depending on what type of kite you fly.

If you fly foils or inflatables, the Camrig kite line mount is available. The newest version has line mount plugs, which allow you to set the mount at different heights via line friction (although that version is only for the Hero3s). There is an older version available for Hero and Hero2, but it does not have the line inserts. This video shows how it mounts and provides good advice on how to use the plugs without impacting your kite's safety system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFWxQ6AcgfA

If your flying inflatables, you may also have the option of a strut mount, which will generally give you a higher/wider perspective.



camrig_gopro_linemount.jpg - 14kB gopro_strut_mount_kite.jpg - 63kB

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knick33




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[*] posted on 8-18-2013 at 10:56 AM


Thank you for both responses.

@Jollydriver- do you own the camrig? I looked at amazon and it gets an average rating, but I may give it a shot. I fly land kites (PL Hornet and Twister). I may try to build my own just for fun.

Thanks
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[*] posted on 8-18-2013 at 12:55 PM


@carltb- you win! Thanks the design specs, just went to the hardware store to pic up parts. Will repost vid and final product.
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[*] posted on 8-18-2013 at 05:57 PM
Good Luck & Post Pics


Hi knick33.

I actually do own the camrig, and I have used a very slightly modified GoPro helmet mount as a strut mount on inflatable kites.

Regarding the camrig, I haven't used it yet....I bought it on my last day of an OBX vacation in part with a $10 coupon to Kittyhawk Kites our rental agency gave us at check-out. Since then work, moving houses, and poor winds on open days have conspired to equal zero kiting days.

Keep us posted on how the project goes.

JD
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