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#1 Kermit

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvdJUsVUiKQ&feature=channel_video_title

Before You Build-This will most likely void the warranty of your goggle system and I have only used this on flat-top masks. I can't guarantee the same results with all goggles systems.

Step 1. The Goods.
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GoPro Hero Tripod Adapter
Piece of Lexan
Very Short Tripod Screw(1/4-20. You can either cut down a machine screw or buy a designated tripod screw. I'm using one from Manfrotto.)
GoPro Camera

Step 2. The Dirty Work.
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Drill a small hole large enough for the Tripod Screw to fit through. Use a 1/4 bit for the lexan, but if you are using a rubbery mask like the Spectra then use something smaller as the plastic will give a lot more.

Cut the Plexiglass to fit on top of the mask and align the holes. The Lexan is what offers support to the camera, so the more you have, the sturdier the camera would be, just make sure that you don't cover too many vent holes.


Step 3. Assembly.
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Put the Lexan on the screw and insert it from below the frame.(You can use it on top, but this is more stable from what I have seen.
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Screw the Tripod mount onto the Tripod Screw and fasten it down. Re-Assemble anything that you took apart to install this.
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There you go!

Edited by Kermit, 27 February 2012 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:07 PM

Aren't those bottoms from a Scott mask?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

Aren't those bottoms from a Scott mask?


Yes they are.

I love this method, I have a contour though :P

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

Aren't those bottoms from a Scott mask?


Yeah, that's my scottra! :P

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

That's how I first mounted my kodak camera on my head. Worked ok but the wait was bothering.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

I've done that too...this is much more stable and lighter :)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:58 PM

That's pretty well done! I wish I was a handy man at these sort of things.... :(
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

great post, going to try this on my Grillz

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

That's pretty well done! I wish I was a handy man at these sort of things.... :(


You don't have to be very handy to pull this one off :)

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:30 AM

Awesome little how to man, but I have a Drift Stealth which literally is as simple as sliding it on the quick change adapter between the picatinny rail mount and the head mount on the side of my mask :D.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Awesome.
i might do this with my events.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:17 PM

you are a genius dude! :) thanks so much for the great pics and video! it helped so much!! :)




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