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All - What Go Pro camera and mounts do you recommend for drag racing? Thanks in advance.


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Posts: 34 | Location: Maple Grove, Mn | Registered: July 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have 3 of them and can never get all three to work at same time. Lucky for one to record a pass. Here in Texas the heat is hard on them. There are better options now and I would look into them.
When I first got them they were good but have rapidly got worse. Battery life is not very good if it is hot or they get old.

If you already have one then s it but if you have not bought them then I would check other options.


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I would look into a ReplayPrime X. Smaller, more compact, and incredible video.
Seabass’s Video sold me on one.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IrD1TTUfdRg


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Mike Bjorum makes a great NHRA approved mount for the Go-Pro cameras. With that being said I would buy a clone camera for 50 or 60 bucks instead of 300 or more for a Go-Pro. Good luck with whatever you pick!


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Be careful with the clone cameras. In addition to the the three GoPros I have one to of the clones. Forgot how much I paid for it but it was a total waste.


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Bruce,

Are you dropping these off the Empire State Building or what? Sounds to me like you're hard on equipment. Big Grin


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Bruce,

Are you dropping these off the Empire State Building or what? Sounds to me like you're hard on equipment. Big Grin


It is not the camera itself it is the batteries. I think the Texas heat and being out in the sun kills them. The video itself is pretty good when you can get it to record. The remote if you use it is hard to get them to sinc up so I do not even use that feature any more.


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You might try sticking the battery in it right before you head to the lanes.

I just reach up and hit the button before I pull out, no remote.


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Aaron
If you like GoPro and want to mount it properly per NHRA, get a HERO3+ or HERO4. HERO4 is likely still available.

If you need more info, email me.

macmanmike@aol.com

or PM my Facebook Mike Bjorum
 
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Get the HERO +LCD. Battery is great in heat or cold and records great video. Get the large tube roll bar mount from GoPro. Never had an issue with camera dying or anything. One thing I will say is, use the recommended SD card on GoPro's website
 
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Get the HERO +LCD. Battery is great in heat or cold and records great video. Get the large tube roll bar mount from GoPro. Never had an issue with camera dying or anything. One thing I will say is, use the recommended SD card on GoPro's website


I have the Hero +, which is this one without the screen. The specs are crappy compared to the others, but the video quality is still excellent. The LCD screen would be nice and make mounting more convenient, although I just eyeball it and the video comes out great. I can sync mine to my phone to see what the camera is seeing, if necessary.

I don't see the need to pay up for the latest and greatest GoPro when they are all very good.


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Thanks all!


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