All Parts are printed in BLACK. Alternate colors may be shown in the photos, but that is simply for clarification purposes.
3DR X8 & Most Other Generic Drones Fixed Mapping Camera Adapter and Camera Caddy. Fits Sony Alpha Cameras A4000, A5000, A5100, A6000, A63,00 A6500, RX100-III, DX100-IV & Nex-5. The plates are designed for either 8mm or 9mm dampening balls. Zenmuse Part 42 15 White or Grey Dampeners.
Optionally available in Quick Velcro Versions are available (Please select from Options List) These Camera Adapters use "One Wrap" Style Hook & Loop strips (1/2" or 3/4") (Not Included) to clamp the cameras in place. We do not include these as the lengths can vary for each individual installation based on the user's preferences. Please See photos for clarification.
There are 3 mounts that are available. Use Platform Option Pulldown Menu to select your desired platform.
Note: The X8 / X4 or Tarot 6xx Adapter has 4 x M3 Holes spaced at 23mm x 60mm to be compatible with standard Tarot (& Others) 60mm Rail mounts (Not Included). The Rail mounts can be aquired form a variety of sources.
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 or a loose cable tie can also be installed through the dapening balls if needed for extra insurance.
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 Canon S110 Camera.
Please Select From Pull Down List which Camera & Adapter you require for your application, ONE Adapter will be shipped with each order.
Other Requirements (Not Included):
Camera Retaining Screws: 2 x M3 x 30mm Machine Screws and nuts. These are not provided as camera thicknesses vary (Small Zip Ties Can Also Be used if Desired)
3DR X8 Adapter: 3 x M3 x 12 - 16mm Machine Screws
4 x Dampening Balls that fit 8mm or 9mm hole sizes to accomodate a wide range of commercially available dampers.
The default camera mount on the X8 is designed with the camera installed from front to back (Narrow Profile). Some of the these cameras are quite large and if required to me mounted Horizontally will need an adjusted (Offset) mount.
The Sony A6xxx is a large camera and really on the edge of the acceptable recommended fweight or use on a 3DR Solo. We do offer a Solo Adapter for it, but IMP concepts is not responsible for the results. If this option is chosen BLACK hard Dampeners must be used. All adapter with the exception of the A6000 restrict access to the hot shoe or Flash.
If you experience Magnetic Interference, install the Camera AFTER an acceptable GPS lock has been achieved. This adapter has clearance for the discrete Accessory Plugs, plugs that have a shroud or other attachment may not have adequate clearance and adjustments may be required.