Testing simple anti-vibration solutions for GoPro on an Arducopter

Tested The Following Solutions:

  1. GoPro without vibration dampening
  2. Ear plug solution (more info)
  3. Single layer of moongel (more info)
  4. Double layer of moongel
  5. Triple layer of moongel

Watch the video to find out which is the winner!

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on April 11, 2013 at 12:56pm

The Earplug Solution is a perfect example of a great Do it yourself type modification to improve your aircraft performance. 

Comment by Gary McCray on April 11, 2013 at 5:53pm

Excellent and informative video, makes it easy to see the effectiveness of each method.

I am using Kyosho Zeal gel, Oring suspension mounting and Sorbothane bumps for Flight Control board isolation.

They all work, but the Zeal gel (very similar to the Moon gel) is overall so far the most effective and easiest to use.

What were your results with ear plugs?

I  will directly link to this Blog in the Vibration Control Wiki section of ArduCopter.

Correction, I have linked directly to it in the Vibration section of the ArduCopter Wiki.

Comment by lianpinkoh on April 12, 2013 at 5:06am

Gary, the ear plugs didn't work very well with my set up. But it shows potential. Maybe I should've used four instead of just two ear plugs. But the moongel worked so well that I didn't bother trying with other solutions.

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