GoPro Head Mount for Aerobatics?

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  1. CC268

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    Has anyone every used the GoPro Head Mount for Aerobatics? I see quite a few aerobatic videos online using this, but there is no chin strap so I am surprised they don't fall off?
     
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    mods should make this post a sticky.
     
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    lol you guys totally rained on my parade
     
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    You need the waterproof glue for that. :p
     
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    This should do....

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    Don't fly a Grumman through that parade then. Hashtag @wrbix
     
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    The aerobatics I've done would make any added weight to my head very uncomfortable!
     
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    Ehh you'd be surprised the new GoPros are very light. And it doesn't sit on top of your head it is on your forehead. In fact I just realized that if you watch the Flight Chops Pitts video the owner of the plane is wearing the same setup I am considering.
     
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    Patty Wagstaff uses sticky mounts. I don't know if she's lost cameras, but that's how she does it.

    Oh, disregard. I thought you were talking about mounting on the aircraft.
     
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    ebetancourt Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I have. I don't do any negative G maneuvers beyond the -1 that occurs briefly during a Cuban eight or a slow roll. I do fly open cockpit, so I made a chin "safety" strap. It has not been called on to do it's thing so far. I do find the head band slightly uncomfortable though and don't use it as much as I thought I would.

    Ernie

    Edit: I have a very small cockpit and putting it on or taking it off after take-off is not happening. So I have to wear it or not for the entire flight. The weight of the camera is not an issue, just the headband.
     
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    Generally most of the guys use a helmet like a Bonehead Composites helmet and have the GoPro mount.
     
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    I do a ton of acro and dislike the GoPros because of the awkwardness of the various helmet mounting schemes they have. I've used instead ReplayXD and TomTom Bandit cameras; both work well enough that my GoPros are resigned to fixed mounting points elsewhere about the aircraft.

     
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    you can search on ebay or aliexpress for helmet gopro mounts, you will find pages upon pages of different style mounts.
    that one mouth guard is funny, is that actually a product they sell?
     
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    i use a regular go pro head strap. it is really tight but i have never had any issues with it coming off positive and/or negative g's. i like to record all my flights so i can go back and watch them over and over to learn from my mistakes.