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Post by cblock81 » 15 Apr 2014, 18:50

I know there is hundreds of videos out there showing this, but I am just wondering what the general ideas here on site.
I have a gopro hero 3 and I want to mount it to my AR.Drone 2.0.
I hear the waterproof case is too heavy.
I am thinking of rigging something with zipties and elastics.
Id love to hear what others have done.
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Re: gopro

Post by Jayson Hanes » 15 Apr 2014, 19:31

if it gets off the ground it'll be near useless in flight..
GoPro Hero 3:
Camera: 74g (2.6oz)
Camera with housing: 136g (4.8oz)

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Re: gopro

Post by pawelsky » 15 Apr 2014, 19:56

GoPro - battery + battery delete cable = ~50g :)

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Re: gopro

Post by Jayson Hanes » 15 Apr 2014, 20:07

yeah maybe but it's going to take some kind of apparatus to attach it securely.. rubber bands or not.. its likely to be a frustrating experience.

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Re: gopro

Post by cblock81 » 15 Apr 2014, 23:43

I was thinking zipties and rubberbands.

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Re: gopro

Post by MontanaMac » 16 Apr 2014, 17:51

I've been thinking about gutting an old GoPro and simply mounting the electronics and camera lens. I'm not going to sacrifice a Hero3 for this, so I'd be using an older Hero which cannot operate on USB alone. However, since I'll cannibalize it anyway, I don't need the USB. As it turns out, one cell of the 3C LiPo is close enough to the 3.7VDC of the GoPro battery.

My question for those of you who know more about LiPo batteries: Will it damage the battery to use one cell for a camera while it is also being used as the main drone power?

Any two adjacent contacts or wires have about 4V potential. My aftermarket 1800mAh batteries have the balance charger plug as well as the regular drone plug, so I could conceivably just plug into that for the camera. If it worked well, I might even house the electronics inside the hull, and point the GoPro lens out the lower front of the hull.
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Re: gopro

Post by pawelsky » 16 Apr 2014, 18:08

MontanaMac wrote:My question for those of you who know more about LiPo batteries: Will it damage the battery to use one cell for a camera while it is also being used as the main drone power?
Yes, cells in a LiPo shall be discharged equally, unequal draw from one of the cells will cause it to go below the voltage limits and eventually will cause damage to battery.

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