GoPro mount adaptation

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GoPro mount adaptation

Postby pazt2prezent » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:04 pm

Harry, first of all, a phenomenal app set! Have OMP belts in my car and had used the OMP app not realizing that LapTimer Pro had video capability until just recently. Now I've made the switch and how beautiful it is to overlay the video so easily inside the app! As a GoPro user with several mounts in the car including at the roll cage, wanted to share a relatively inexpensive solution (sure this has been done before, but didn't see on the forum) for the iPhone where it isn't going anywhere...now worries about suction cups, etc. Plus, frees up the GoPro to use for fun video elsewhere like pedal work, etc. that can be edited into the video in picture in picture.

It's a simple as "reversing" the GoPro extensions midway through your mount (see attached picts). This allows a securement plate (or correct orientation for the cage) on both ends. The key is .8 x 30 mm machine screw and extra nut purchased at your local hardware store for ~$1 that fits the GoPro dimensions so you can do a "3 to 3 mate" midway instead of GoPro's typical "3 to 2." If you don't have enough mounting gear from your original camera, you can buy a "grab bag" for ~$20. In my set up I also use an additional dedicated InCase iPhone slider case for ~$30.

Depending on your cage or where you want you want to position on your dash, you can configure differently with the various GoPro arms. Mine comes up off the cage vertically, then with a 90 degree turn, back to the adhesive plate on the case to push it back a bit further just over my shoulder. This allows a wide enough view so I can at least see my right hand on the wheel and nice view of the track. Driver's will definitely want to play around with some double sided tape at low speed first before securing for good to find their desired view...once the GoPro adhesive is down, would be a lot of work to get off and spare your case. Also, if drivers have a dedicated iPhone/iTouch for the purpose that they're willing to directly mount the plate to, the olloclip is a cool addition to the iPhone camera that includes a wide angle lens adapter.

One trick I've had to use in my car where space is tight: the camera is facing forward and is located behind you, which means you can't see your touch screen! No worries once you've set up for the first time thanks to your autostart recording...but, I do have to use my inspection mirror out of my toolbag to be able to see the screen as I sneak my hand around to hit the button to confirm the reorientation once it's mounted and ready to go before I hit the track.

When driving on the street, I just switch one finger tension screw in the GoPro mount and secure to a different mount plate on the dash to use the speedo with screen facing me.

Finally, I use a mophie juice pack powerstation ($80) which I've secured in the glovebox with industrial velcro. It's got plenty of power to run the phone for hours with full time GPS without the need to run any wires anywhere near where you're shifting, etc. to a console power adapter...everything is well out the way behind the driver.

Thanks again for all of your hard work on the app and I hope this helps. My Emprum will be here this week and next time I'm out, I will submit my local track - the FIRM (http://www.gorally.com) for the database. Thanks again!, Jeremy
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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby Dubbedown » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:22 pm

That looks really good, unfortunately I feel like my local clubs are more anal when it comes to tech inspectino and that would never pass.


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GoPro mount adaptation

Postby Harry » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:15 pm

Thanks Jeremy, for sharing this solution!

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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby CivicSiRacer » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:24 am

Oh that is an awesome idea!


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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby xps911 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:33 pm

can you post the exact bits you bought as im confused. I already have a wide angle case just the go pro bits im confused about which to purchsae
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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby pazt2prezent » Thu May 08, 2014 12:58 am

From above: "the key is .8 x 30 mm machine screw and extra nut purchased at your local hardware store for ~$1." This is the size that fits the GoPro "holes." Hope this helps!


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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby xps911 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:28 am

Mine didnt come with those long adapters you have?
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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby gplracerx » Tue May 13, 2014 4:21 pm

If you just by the base model, it doesn't come with much. The various adapters are an extra cost option. See GoPro Grab Bag of Mounts.


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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby pazt2prezent » Tue May 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Yep, need the grab bag for the extra parts...costs about $20. Have fun!


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Re: GoPro mount adaptation

Postby xps911 » Wed May 14, 2014 3:50 pm

ah thank you



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