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Alternative GoPro Case

Started by dp106, Friday,October 18, 2013, 11:54:37

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After losing my original old GoPro in a field somewhere I';ve been very nervous about losing or damaging my new Gopro 3.  This is not helped by the majority of frames being designed around having the Gopro mounted ';naked'; on the frame.  Strange as it offers little in the way of mounting options and no protection in the event of a crash. (Which I tend to do fairly regularly!)

So I came across this case for £10 which is normally listed for £20+ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GoPro-Protective-Housing-Case-Frame-with-Tripod-Adapter-Mount-for-Hero3-HD3-NEW-/111176537823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item19e2a356df

It has the tripod mount in the bottom of the case so I will probably drill a hole in my frame to start with and use this option.  I';d like to remove the mount all together really but I think I';d just make a mess of trying to cut/saw it off.  Would like something with a removable mount similar to this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HERO3-Metal-Aluminium-Protective-Case-Shell-Housing-for-GoPro-HERO-3-HERO3-/171141039178?pt=US_Camera_Underwater_Housings&hash=item27d8cd044a but at £30 before postage that seems a bit excessive.

I';ve got some photos to post but I';ll add them to the thread once its created as this is the second time of writing this up the first post seems to have been lost somewhere  :banghead:


Hmmm... Seems to time out on  me  :shrug: Lets try it one at a time..

Case with Gopro inside


One of the detachable lenses, you get another spare.  It';s obviously not glass like I believe it is in the original gopro but I';d rather lose a little image quality in favour of protecting the camera



Going to try pushing my luck and doing 2 this time...

Left Side, full access to sd card and usb port without having to take it out the case

Right side



Back.  The door just slides on, it';s a nice tight fit so I dont think it will go anywhere


Found a screw that will fit the tripod nut and took the quad for a proper spin today.  Given it a few tentative test flights already, bit nervous that the screw will vibrate lose.  I';m not brave enough to trust it yet so used some zip ties as an additional safety measure.  Wasn';t the best day for flying, considering the amount of wind, not sure how fast it was but it certainly felt strong!

Might have to try and get a bit better damping some how but will wait for a less windy day to test before I worry too much



First proper test with the case attached to the Deadcat.  It was VERY windy so that certainly didn';t help with vibrations