GoPro Wire Rope Mount with Furniture Coasters

 

 

 I built this Wire Rope GoPro mount out of a couple of Furniture leg coasters, a Bicycle Brake cable and some electrical brass wire connectors removed from their plastic housing. Test flown this morning and here is the result.

I'm very pleased with the video as I have tried many ways to remove the rolling shutter effect previously and this is by far the most effective. The video is shot on a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition @1080p 60fps. I have also briefly tested it on my old GoPro Hero 1 @1080p 30fps and got similar results.

I'm flying the wire mount on a Reptile 500 quad Frame from Himodel.com and its on the APM2.5 stock 2.91 quad firmware.

 

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Comment by Christoph Albiez on March 10, 2013 at 9:17am

Impressive improvement.

Comment by Brian Boatright on March 10, 2013 at 9:32am

It would be even more stable if it was hanging below the frame.

Comment by Ian Drennan on March 10, 2013 at 10:21am
Simple idea and impressive result. I am going to knock up something similar below my battery holder for when I fly my iPhone. Thanks for sharing this info
Comment by Peter Meister on March 10, 2013 at 11:31am

Very nice! Well done!

Comment by Adam on March 10, 2013 at 6:00pm
Nice, trying to think of a way to reverse that to mount on the bottom. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by weelian soh on March 10, 2013 at 6:34pm

Thanks for all your comments guys! To say I'm very pleased is an understatement. I have spent a lot of time, effort and money to eliminate the jello in the past and I can confidently say that this is the BEST solution for getting rid of Jello.

Yes Brian and Adam, you are right, I'm already thinking of mounting the landing gear to create a stand off for my Go Pro when I mount it upside down. Since I have so many parts left, I can build another mount for my Tricopter and Tcopter.

Comment by Magnus von Rosen on March 11, 2013 at 12:49am

Good job!

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but here is another similar design, from Swedish FPV-Guru David Windeståhl:

http://rcexplorer.se/blog/2012/08/the-tricopter-v2-6hv-build-part-2/

I also built something similar but with 3mm steel cables, which also hold my 5Ah batteries for added mass together with the camera and gimbal. Later this spring I hope to show the results.

/Magnus

Comment by weelian soh on March 11, 2013 at 1:53am

Thanks Magnus and no problem, good to share great ideas! Yes, I'm very familiar with David's work and my first Tricopters are based on his design, I built my second Tricopter using his CNC frames : ). David's setup would be excellent for Tricopters as the battery will add more mass to the camera mount isolating the vibrations further.

Comment by Yusuf Pirgali on March 11, 2013 at 4:24am

Hi, i am glad you got the result you wanted, and i hope the insperation came from my design i posted here: http://www.flitetest.com/articles/gopro-vibration-eliminator it works really well, and i cannot take credit for it either, but it is good to share.

Comment by weelian soh on March 11, 2013 at 4:32am

Hi Yusuf! Yes I got inspired by your blog post and it is directly inspired by your design, though I had to modify mine a bit; I'm the one who left you a comment on your blog post. Yep I have seen many variations of the wire rope suspension mount, including the PVC pipe cap versions which is very similar. No doubt this mount is the best for eliminating rolling shutter on the GoPro period!

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