9/2/15

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter FPV Camera Mount (Free STL for 3d printing)

While building up a Tarot 680Pro, I realized I didn't want to rely on just a gopro or larger camera for FPV. I wanted to be able to switch between a main recording camera (something high quality, like a Sony Nex5n) and a few board cameras. Enter the design process for the file above.
This design fits full size Sony 600TVL board cameras, fairly common and inexpensive for FPV. It mounts by slipping onto the vibration-isolated rails that many people mount gimbals or batteries to. Several other multirotor designs use similar mounting systems (10mm carbon tubes, spaced 60mm apart) - The HMF S680, HMF S550, as well as the Tarot 680, Tarot 690, Tarot FY680 etc.
 I recommend printing the mount nose-down with supports. The print will take about an hour, depending on if you print the long or blunt nose model. Most FPV cameras will only require the blunt nose.
 Long nose model mounted.
 Blunt nose model mounted. White specks are where I snapped off the raft it was printed on - Sandpaper can fix that.
And a shot on the printbed!
If you have access to a 3d printer, click above (or here) to download both versions of the FPV camera mount. 
If you don't have a 3d printer, or would like to help out the site, click above (or here) to buy one!

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ZMR250 20* FPV Camera Mount (Free STL for 3d printing)

Recently I've been rebuilding my FPV250 into a ZMR frame. I wanted to mount my FPV camera at about a 20* angle for fast flight, and how better to do that than to fire up my 3d printer?
 The design took less than an hour, and the print took about 30 minutes. Simple and to the point!
 Double sided foam tape ended up being my mounting technique, I didn't even bother trying to screw it in. So far, so good. The top plate protects the camera, but isn't quite in the camera's field of view. I'm pretty pleased.
Pardon the wires!
If you've got your own 3d printer, and want to take a crack at printing this file, click above (or here). This is free, for non-commercial use.
If you don't have access to a 3d printer, or would like to help out my site, you can buy a printed mount on Shapeways.

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