This simple ply wood FPV Camera mount is easy to assemble and install. The flat bed allows for multiple types of cameras and/or pan & tilt setups to be mounted along with your FPV transmitter of choice. Create your own plug and go FPV setup that drops right in to the Bixler without the need to modify the airframe in any way. Two strong rubber bands have been included to ensure a positive and secure fit every time. Inspired by Stevens design.
Features. Light weight simple design. Easy to assemble and customize. Shallow flat bed design keeps your camera setup lower reducing drag. Plug and go installation, no need to modify your Bixler.
No as I have just found out when I tried to fit one on my Bixler 2. The B2 has a rounded canopy base where as the B1 has a flat base. I'm now going to order a replacement canopy and remove the plastic.
Very nicely done. I guarantee you couldn't do better if you tried. The view of the plane as the GoPro fell away, the spinning and the great shower of ice and snow and finally the camera Mount passing. Best of all it still works. Excellent footage. Send it to GoPro they'll love it.
I can't post a picture right now, but basically I cut couple of centimetres from the front/sides of the camera mount making it fit somehow... It's not pretty and it's far from perfect fit, and I'm sure it can be done better. I'm thinking of making a basic mount of my own for the Bixler 2...
I can confirm that this definitely does NOT fit Bixler 2, unless you do some serious modding. I cut some of the plywood away, but it still does not fit very nicely, but I think I can live with it. Perhaps you could get a better fit by cutting some foam away from the plane, but I didn't want to do that.
I fitted one to my Bixler 2 no problem,had to mod it slightly by trimming the ply slightly and changing the angle a small bit but fits a treat with no cutting to the foam,just needs a little bit of real modelling skills.
*Gary, let me modify my response by saying that as-is the FPV camera mounts will not fit the Bixler 2 - which in my opinion is the whole point to purchasing this product...if I wanted to modify or build my own (using real modeling skills) I would just simply get some balsa and cut it out, easy enough for almost anyone. But I would rather spend my time flying than building as would most people that purchase said item so as a service to those people, this won't fit your Bixler 2 without modification and if you're willing to modify this you might as well just use your "real modeling skills" and start from scratch as it'll fit much better in the end than modifying something intended for a different model.
I know where you are coming from but the mods only took a few minutes and at the price a sheet of balsa or ply will nearly cost as much if you have not already got some s****s.My argument is that sometimes things do not always fit properly and slight modifications are needed and basic modelling skills are required,these seem to be disappearing in this world of instant modelling.
Anyway,have fun and enjoy your modelling and flying
YEAH! This is the thing! You could spend years training to be a pilot or an aircraft maintenance engineer or avionics engineer etc. But with RC Aircraft you get to be everything at once, Pilot's don't get to do work on their planes. We do =D
From the out side on the flat plane of the bottom of the canopy, the front angle is 52 degree's, the back angle is 71 degrees from the outside. the inside angles would be reversed 128 deg on the front, 109 degs for the back I can draw a picture for you.
I made a short "How To Assemble" the Camera Mount in 5 minutes video, incase someone (however unlikely) is having trouble figuring out the bits and pieces. Anyways, here goes! http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/images/em_r olleyes.gif
Yes you could, there may be some very small modifications to do, but apart from a little trimming of the wood etc you should be fine! Also, you can get a discount on this mount by using a buddy code. If you go to hk . rc-international . info/ swarm (remove the spaces) and then search for 'bixler' you'll be able to order this for just $1.73 rather than $3.99... Hope I've answered your question, regards -Al
This product is the same as multiplex easystar V1, only that this is better as it has ailerons and a brushless motor.
I think it would work, as I think in V2, they only toughened the parts, but dimensions should be similar, if not, some filing is not a big problem.
Nose dived mine right into the ground(don't fly at dusk) And was able to fixed it all with a tube of medium foam glue, rods from a hanger, and monokoat(Stickers). i used elastics and pull ties to hold the foam in place while the glue dried. I was able to fix a smashed up nose, a broken off wing, a snapped rear horizontal stabilizer and a broken off vertical stabilizer. Don't write off you plane too quickly.
Hi! Unfortunately I just got a new pc, so I don't have the plans downloaded any more, I just tried it too and I think that his website is down at the moment, anything I click on seems to say 'not Found' Sorry... -Al
NICE!! I know you will get a bunch of interest in that. FPV is not cheap and a guide to help people get in as cheaply as possible will be popular. Good Luck and thanks for the credit, much appreciated!
holy cow it looks like the gopro mount i made a year ago. I attach mine with velcro and rubber bands. It looks so similar! I have a 1/4in hole in mine for a tripod thumbscrew. Using the gopro tripod mount and 2 rubber disks to dampen vibrations.
Mine has the rear part on a hinge for flat storage in a case with the gopro. Velcro around the base and plane.. rubber bands holding the rear to the plane. rubber bands not really necessary, more like safety. Looks dont really matter when taking video unless you see it on the camera. I would hinge the rear with aileron hinges.
just bought one from HK, looks simular to the one I made for my Bixler 1 year ago, but for this price I wont build them again myself ! Here's a free tip: Buy one and buy a Bixler with it, you wont be dissapointed! The Bixler is a good choice for FPV or air photography
I built one like these but mine is made with ABS black plastic. I ordered the plastic from servocity and I attached it by drilling two holes in the thick part of the foam on both sides and filling the hole with hot glue while pressing a threaded rod into the hole. It is only about 3/4" deep but holds very tightly. I can pick up the entire plane by the camera I have mounted to it and shake it all around and it doesn't budge. I love hot glue!
Hi there Ryan. Yes it's my video on youtube... I used a verry cheap 8$ key cam from Ebay, but the ones hobbyking sels or great value for money too. My FPV cam is a 520 TVL also from Hobbyking.. see ya "Freewind / Gert"
This camera mount went together in minutes. After fitting the parts firmly together I ran a little super glue along the joints. Done! As easy as that. The rubber bands will hold it in place but I think I might use a catch of some sort. The ply is thin, light and strong and there is plenty of room for FPV gear. it's easy to drill holes for wires too. This little mount keeps everything nice and tidy. I recomend it and I hope that HobbyKing will stock them for other planes too..such as the AXN. I'll buy two more to mount other FPV systems. I can then change them in seconds.