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GoPro / camera quick release adapter
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:53:43 pm »
I have a Fly12 camera which attaches with a typical GoPro mount but because I live in London, I need to take it on and off a lot, which means 12 turns of the bolt to remove the camera was a significant pain.

So I bought a 3D printed GoPro -> Garmin adapter from here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/TLP4HWE2G/garmin-edge-quarter-turn-male-to-gopro-female-moun

It turned up fairly quickly, and works perfectly - my camera/light now hangs off an up-side-down out front GoPro mount, which means it can be centered over the front wheel and removed with a quick quarter turn :thumbsup:

The tolerances on the go pro end are pretty good. It was a tight fit requiring a couple of taps to get lined up, but no big problem and it means it sits in nice and tight with no chance of the camera slipping. The tolerances on the garmin end are perfect and it hangs solidly under the mount.

No nut is included with the adapter. Fortunately I had one sitting around from another gopro accessory, otherwise it looks like a fairly standard size so shoudn't be hard to find in your parts bin.

dim

Re: GoPro / camera quick release adapter
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 07:15:44 pm »
I have a Fly12 camera which attaches with a typical GoPro mount but because I live in London, I need to take it on and off a lot, which means 12 turns of the bolt to remove the camera was a significant pain.

So I bought a 3D printed GoPro -> Garmin adapter from here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/TLP4HWE2G/garmin-edge-quarter-turn-male-to-gopro-female-moun

It turned up fairly quickly, and works perfectly - my camera/light now hangs off an up-side-down out front GoPro mount, which means it can be centered over the front wheel and removed with a quick quarter turn :thumbsup:

The tolerances on the go pro end are pretty good. It was a tight fit requiring a couple of taps to get lined up, but no big problem and it means it sits in nice and tight with no chance of the camera slipping. The tolerances on the garmin end are perfect and it hangs solidly under the mount.

No nut is included with the adapter. Fortunately I had one sitting around from another gopro accessory, otherwise it looks like a fairly standard size so shoudn't be hard to find in your parts bin.

if 12 turns of the bolt is too much for you, get the helmet mount strap and you dont have to unscrew it .... plus, motorists will be much more polite, as they see you have a camera mounted on your head
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” - Aristotle

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Re: GoPro / camera quick release adapter
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 08:29:43 pm »
What about this sort of GoPro handlebar mount, with a quick release.
https://shop.gopro.com/EMEA/mounts/handlebar-seatpost-pole-mount/AGTSM-001.html

Re: GoPro / camera quick release adapter
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 07:21:08 am »
What about this sort of GoPro handlebar mount, with a quick release.
https://shop.gopro.com/EMEA/mounts/handlebar-seatpost-pole-mount/AGTSM-001.html

Would have been good to know about this before buying 3D printed parts  :facepalm:

But it works very well and the half turn lock system is better than most light-specific QR mounts I've tried.