DIY Action Camera Car Roof Mount

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  1. RJM62

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    The pictures kind of explain it:

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    The mast is temporary. I'm going to do a quick-release kind of setup. The magnets are rated at 95 pounds each, but I'm going to add a U-hook and a safety strap tomorrow. And paint it black.

    Rich
     
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    Just one question:


    Why?
     
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    You don’t take your Kia Soul to the race track?
     
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    No because those damn hamsters won't bring it back. :mad:
     
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    I've taken up street mapping as a hobby. I'm active with Open Street Map and Mapillary. Time-lapse pictures taken while driving, especially on secondary and tertiary roads that no one has bothered to capture, help to identify landmarks, road signs, speed limits, POI's, and so forth.

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    I am glad you told us what you are doing, because it sure looks like you are mounting a terlette on the roof of your car....:lol::lol:
     
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    Actually laughed out loud!
     
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    Some more pictures of the more-or-less finished product.

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    Rich
     
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    Hmm. Now I'm interested in the camera rig, telemetry, back story, decision to use a black Sole :)

    I fancy a belly rig for the same thing on the Sierra. On an angle, fly 360s and gain data for real 360 3D stuff.
     
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    My choices for manual transmission were either black or white: and white cars tend to be invisible here in the winter.

    As for the Soul, it's reliable, roomy (it's bigger on the inside than the outside, kind of like Narnia), and I've been getting 38 mpg combined lately. Usually it's closer to 36, but the last time I filled up I used ethanol-free.

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    What Eric said... I'm curious, too.