3DR Solo Fixed Mapping Camera Adapter and Camera Caddy. Fits MicaSense Rededge "M", "MX" or the Original "RE3" Camera (Camera NOT Included). The plates are designed for either 8mm or 9mm dampening balls. Zenmuse Part 42 or Part 15 White or Grey Dampeners are recommended. An optional Quick Release adapter and/or GPS, DLS Platform & Mast Combination are also available. The RedEdge M & MX GPS & DLS Platform is designed for the Stock DLS & DLS2 & the Recommended Small GPS Unit.
Note: The Mast & Platforms require that the stock OEM Gimbal Cover Plate and 2 OEM front dampening balls are installed, but NOT the Gimbal.
This mount come in 2 variants:
1) 90* (Degree) Offset pointing straight down as with our other camera mounts (Requires 4 x M3 x 6mm Screws)
2) 100* (Degree) Offset pointing 10* forward to compensate a little for forward flight tilt. (Requires 4 x M3 x 8mm Screws)
There is 1 Solo Adapter available. Use Platform Option Pulldown Menu to select your desired platform.
Optional Quick Release Adapter
1. IMP Concepts Quick Release Adapter and 1 Clip
The unit is designed for Generic Dampeners that are available from a variety of sources. We decided on this because dampeners come in various different dampening hardness and you can choose which ones work best for your application. We recommend any 8mm or 9mm dampening balls. The hole size is designed for 8mm but can easily be adapter to 9mm if needed to suit most 9mm generic dampeners available today. Dampeners come in different hardness ratings, and can be tuned for your individual requirements. Black 100g, Yellow 200g & Red 300g are available from HobbyKing.
This is a "Tension" style dampening system so the dampening balls need to be a very snug fit as the camera hangs on them. Protectors can also be installed through the dapening balls if needed for extra insurance (A loose Zip tie is adequate) The Weight of all 3 3DP parts are about 36g.
Screws and Dampers shown in the photos are for clarification only to be used as an Installation Guide. Also shown for clarification is a MicaSense RedEdge Camera.
Please Select Options From Pull Down List, ONE Adapter will be shipped with each order.
Solo Accessory Bay Adapter: 4 x M2 x 12-14mm Machine Screws (Please select from drop down Menu)
70mm GPS, Sensor Platform & Mast (Please select from drop down Menu)
Other Requirements (Not Included):
Camera Retaining Screws for Rededge M: 4 x M3 x 10mm Countersunk Machine Screws. These are not provided, (Small Zip Ties Can Also Be used if Desired)
Camera Retaining Screws for Rededge RE3 90* Mount : 4 x 4-40 x 10mm and 1 x 4-40 x Machine Screws. These are not provided, (Small Zip Ties Can Also Be used if Desired)
Camera Retaining Screws for Rededge RE3 100* Mount : 3 x 4-40 x 12mm and 1 x 4-40 x 16mm Machine Screws. These are not provided, (Small Zip Ties Can Also Be used if Desired)
Solo Gimbal Bay Adapter: 3 x M3 x 10mm Machine Screws (Uses Stock Screws)
4 x Dampening Balls that fit 8mm or 9mm hole sizes to accomodate a wide range of commercially available dampeners.
These camera and adapters are too large to be used on the 3DR Solo when the stock Solo 3DR Gimbal is also installed. The stock Solo 3DR gimbal will need to be removed first. Because the MicaSense RedEdge is quite large it does obsure the Platform Adapter Screw Holes slightly. However when the camera is mounted, there is enough movement in the Rubber Dampening Balls to move it aside so the screws can be adequately tightended.
If you experience Magnetic Interference, install the Camera AFTER an acceptable GPS lock has been achieved.