This next season, we would like to use a small camera for watching some things on the car, and for general entertainment. We have an older go pro with some plastic mounts. But I'm not sure that the battery is any good and I would love something smaller, and with the required metal mounts. Would love the flexibility to mount it from different things to look at whatever. This is on a dragster. What can you guys recommend?
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The new rule to be legal is ridiculous.
To my knowledge, there is not much available to make the new Hero 5 "legal"
I know for a fact, some are still mounting on the cage at NHRA Div races.
I had my empty mount on our dragster at the Fallnationals, and the NHRA official at the ready stripe, smiled and asked "where is the camera". so, not sure about the new rule.
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How are you mounting it to the cage?
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Mike Bjorum makes a really nice mount. I actually ran my camera at the Dallas race last year and no one said a word. If they’re enforcing the new rule I couldn’t tell it. No one told me to remove it.
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My wife bought me a Hero 8 for Christmas and I am beside myself with all the options it has. Does anyone know of a mount to use with this version? Mike, will your mount work with it? What exactly are the rules when it comes to a Go Pro in box class? I would like to film the driver and of course some finish line racing videos would be cool.
Here’s what we have been using for an all metal mounted setup:
1. GoPro Hero 5 Session
2. Aluminum Frame for the camera
3. Tripod adapter, this adapts the GoPro to 1/4”-20 thread
4. A properly sized roll bar clamp tapped for 1/4-20”
5. Win a race and share the video
To finish it, cut off a short piece of 1/4-20 rod to connect the tripod adapter to the roll bar clamp and use a jam nut on each end to secure it.
Having the 1/4-20 mount opens up lots of possibilities, I have mounts for spindle and on the engine. There are also lots of similar looking products on eBay and Amazon, it pays to shop around. The tripod bases used to be 3 or $4 but have now gone up.
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