3DR Solo, 3DR X8, Y6 & Most Other Generic Drones Fixed Mapping Camera Adapter and Camera Caddy. Fits Sony QX1 Cameras. Zenmuse Part 42 or Part 15 White, Grey or Black Dampeners are recommended. This mount utilizes the Stock Clip Mount that comes with the Camera, the Clip secures into our QX1 Mount. An example clip is shown in the photos section. All Parts are printed in Black ABS plastic. White is shown in the photos for clarification only.
This mount was originally designed as an "Experimental" not for production mount for professional mapping companies. We have put it up for a Limited Production run because of popular demand, but can be discontinued at any time.
There are 4 Drone mounts that are available. Use Platform Option Pulldown Menu to select your desired platform.
1) 3DR X8 (Also fits Y6) & Other Generic Drone Adapter Plate which is merely a substitute for the Carbon Fiber Plate that is already available for the X8, but with integrated Gimbal Dampeners (Dampening Balls and screws are NOT Included)Note: While this adapter is specifically designed for the 3DR X8, it is also our Generic Adapter that can be fitted to many different drones with a little tweaking on the target drone's belly plate. (E.G.: DJI Flamewheel)
2) 3DR Iris & Iris + Adapter Plate, using our standard sturdy 3 Post Iris Mounting System. This plate requires 3 x M4 x 25mm screws (Not Included) to attach to the Iris' Acessory / Gimbal Bay.
3) 3DR Solo Accessory Bay Adapter Plate, This plates uses 4 x 2mm x 12mm or 14mm Screws (Not Included) to attach to the Solo's Accessory Bay which is located MidShips. It CANNOT be Used when the 3DR gimbal is also installed.
4) 3DR Solo Gimbal Bay Adapter Plate, This plates uses 3 x 3mm x 10mm Screws (Not Included) to attach to the Solo's Gimbal Bay which is located Forward
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 can also be installed through the dapening balls if needed for extra insurance.
Weight of all 3DP parts are about 50g.
Screws and Dampers shown in the photos are for clarification only to be used as an Installation Guide. Also shown for clarification is a Sony QX1Camera.
Please Select From Pull Down List which Camera & Adapter you require for your application, 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)
Other Requirements (Not Included):
Solo Gimbal Bay Adapter: 3 x M3 x 10mm Machine Screws (Uses Stock Screws)
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 dampeners.
These cameras and adapters may be too large to be used on the 3DR Solo when the stock Solo 3DR Gimbal is also installed. The stock Solo 3DR gimbal may need to be removed first.
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.