New Alternative Mounting Solution for Phone

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New Alternative Mounting Solution for Phone

Postby llan981 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:30 pm

Instead of using the RAM Mount RAM-B-166U Suction Cup that periodically may block the camera lens or falls off the windscreen when the weather is cold, here is an alternative approach:

I now use a GOPRO mount that sticks to the windscreen and is rock solid and very stable. I then attach a Ram GoPro mount with 1" ball and attach it to the gopro mount. Then the rest of the set up is the same as using the RAM-B-166U.

Look at the picture. Plus with the go pro mount I always pass tech.

If you want to remove the gopro mount from the windscreen, then a simple use of a 1" putty knife scraper will do the job. I just leave mind on as it is non intrusive.
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Re: New Alternative Mounting Solution for Phone

Postby bulls23 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:06 pm

...or you get yourself one of these:
http://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-378U


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Re: New Alternative Mounting Solution for Phone

Postby llan981 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:12 pm

Good alternative but I prefer the smaller size of a go pro mount. It helps avoid the situation when the larger diameter suction cup blocks a portion of the video. This virtually solved that issue. Also with go pro mount, it give me an extra pivot point.


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Re: New Alternative Mounting Solution for Phone

Postby gplracerx » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:42 pm

More degrees of pivot freedom means higher potential for vibration. That's also why I use a cradle rather than an X-mount. It's too easy to rotate an X-mount and lose accelerometer calibration. The Ram flexible adhesive mount is too flexible, in my opinion. I put one on the car and never use it. I'm going to scrape it off and replace it with a GoPro glue on mount.


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Re: New Alternative Mounting Solution for Phone

Postby llan981 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:24 am

It's very true, the goal is least amount of vibration. Since I have the go pro mount, I will try the cradle too.



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