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Mounting a video camera outside a CTSW

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I am looking for suggestions on types of cameras that can be mounted on the wing of a CTSW. Also, what is the preferred method of mounting? Can these cameras be rotated and switched on and off from the cockpit while flying. 

Thanks for any suggestions.

Ken 

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I have a 15 foot telescoping microphone boom, I have a power pack stored in one of the inspection holes on the wing w/double sided tape and a hole drilled in the plexiglass that runs a power cable to the camera so that I can keep my 360 camera on for over an hour. If you check out the end of the below video you'll see some good shots!
 

 

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Great shots. Is this the Insta 360 X2 camera? Do you have any pictures of the install of the battery pack and how you use the boom? I think I understand the battery and inspection plate but not sure how to boom works in conjunction with the battery.

 

thanks,

Ken 

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I use a GoPro on their suction mount under the wing, next to the tie down ring.  I used a step bit to drill a hole in my clear inspection cover on that side.  I put a piece of adhesive velcro inside the wing and I can mount a large battery pack there.  I feed the USB cable through the hole in the inspection cover to the GoPro, and it has enough batter for over 8 hours of footage, controlled by my iPad in the cockpit.

When I'm not using the camera, I put a small square of Bolus tape over the hole in the inspection cover.  This setup works like a charm.  The below video was taken with a GoPro 3...I'm not using a GoPro 7 and it's much better quality.

https://youtu.be/CtVgFmHIIGM

 

 

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I have to ask, what am I missing?  When others post videos I see the video embedded in the post.  When I post them I only see the link to the video.  I have tried several ways of inserting the video and none seem to work.  What trick am I missing??

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On 9/22/2021 at 8:54 AM, FlyingMonkey said:

I have to ask, what am I missing?  When others post videos I see the video embedded in the post.  When I post them I only see the link to the video.  I have tried several ways of inserting the video and none seem to work.  What trick am I missing??

Anybody?  Bueller?  Bueller?

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2 hours ago, GrassStripFlyBoy said:

I'm simply using CTRL-C / CTRL-V for copy / paste functions, have never really given this much thought.  Might depend on what broswer / pc vs mac, etc.

Wow, that works.  Clearly I was way overthinking this.   :D

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