AnyCopter Camera Rig

by FliteTest | June 6, 2013 | (19) Posted in How To

Here's a fast, cheap option to mount your camera onto your AnyCopter. This setup is designed to isolate vibrations of your multi-roto in your on-board camera footage.

Using some scrap wood and some galvinized steel wire you can create this rig and install it quickly.

Measures of the components in Chad's design:
Galvanized Steel Wire: 15" inches 
Wood (bass/balsa): 9-1/2" inches

This is just one of many options that you can try on your Rotor Bones AnyCopter

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Lubis on June 6, 2013
Love it.

Gonna go downstairs to the basement and build me one. Then I'm gonna crash it and build a new one, but this time with camera tilt. Perhaps combine this one with the easy wooden camera tilt you guys built about a year ago. This one:
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RoyBro on June 7, 2013
Hey Chad,

What gauge wire are you using?

Also the clamps you are using are hemostats, but are called a number of things including arterial clamps or forceps, Kelly clamps, etc.
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MH60M on June 16, 2013
I used 3/16" for Home Depot...$0.60/ft.

Works great!

thanks FliteTest!
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7AC on June 7, 2013
Really great to see Chad in FRONT of the camera. I continue to be amazed at the number of well done video's you guy's put out! You are really astute at keeping us informed, entertained, and educated about RC. Keep it up!
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iLoveRC on June 6, 2013
This is great!!! I am going to try this out for my Tricopter! Thanks Chad!!
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NoUsername on June 7, 2013
Having gone to a medical supply store for personal supplys I believe the instrament is refered to is a hemastate. Also the foam you are using is used for wrapping around nitro gas tanks and battry packs for protection should the plane crash. Fantastic idea and video.
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liveyourdreamsRC on June 6, 2013
Exactly what I wanted FT. Sweet just made a whole new use for these + it's durable, cheap, and now carries a camera, what more could you want?!
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TommyGunn on June 6, 2013
Nice one chad good design!

Tommy Gunn
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jamiedco on June 7, 2013
Chad they are called forceps and they are awesome !
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apache64 on June 7, 2013
This is a great idea, and works well as you can see from my own experience .
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liveyourdreamsRC on June 7, 2013
Oh, I forgot a while ago to ask you guys to make an episode on that flashing tool you made to flash esc's, I think maybe in the tricopter episode? Either way I just want an efficient way to flash the simonK firmware to the cheap esc's! Keep up the great work!
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AnyCopter Camera Rig