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Old 10-17-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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GoPro cam on my roof

I'd like to put a GoPro on my roof and remote operate it from in the truck via Bluetooth.

Anyone ever do something like that?
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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No, but I'm sticking to this thread cause I'd like to try something similar!


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Hi Ted;

I cannot say i've actually mounted it on my roof. but I've put it a lot of other places and controlled it from my iPhone. As long as you have the suction cup mount you should be good to go.

Make sure you test your communication between the camera and your phone before you head down the road and have fun....
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Hi Ted;

I cannot say i've actually mounted it on my roof. but I've put it a lot of other places and controlled it from my iPhone. As long as you have the suction cup mount you should be goo to go.

+1, the suction cup mount is great...I've used it down the track at well over 100mph without it budging. Depending on your intentions, the battery life will be the limiting factor if you don't have it tethered with power.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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I'm curious if there is a power mount that I can rotate, I do not own a GoPro but my wife is doing a Zombie Run tomorrow so we might buy a Hero 4. I figure it would be cool to capture some shots on our trip next year because if I got no pictures it ain't true!
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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GoPro on my roof

This is the coolest accessory for the GoPro (or DSLR) I've seen in awhile, it has amazing possibilities...no power required.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...t-cameras-ocul
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #7
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The suction cup mount is very dependable especially if mounted on a non-flexing area.

You can use a battery bac pac, and I believe 12 hour external battery pacs are available to the public. WiFi can run batteries down rather quickly.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:23 AM   #8
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Hi,

I haven't used it on an AS but regularly remote control GoPro HEROs on the roof, inside, front etc of race cars. I have no experience with the new BT based remote control (HERO4), but with WiFi based RCs only. The BT option is new for the HERO4 series, all older HEROs used WiFi.

BT is more limited in RCing distance possible (compared to WiFi), so independent of the controlling device, you need to check the ON/OFF/record cycle feasibility. I assume attaching the HERO not to the front of the AS but e.g. to the side in the back, will be out of reach given the huge TVs and ASs you drive in the US :-)

For WiFi it will be no issue and you can either use the GoPro app or the GoPro remote control (in case it is part of your package) to operate the cam.

Battery time is super limited for GoPros, so take care to have it fully charged when starting and record your footage soon after starting your drive.

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Good luck getting the trailer Harry,thanks for posting
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Cool!

Realized it takes a geek to enjoy this when my wife asked me what I was watching and I said "this guy made a great video of his airstream in tow with his GoPro mounted on his truck!" She looked at the video for 10 seconds, looked at me and said "seriously, that's what you're watching?" I didn't tell her I watched BOTH of them a few times each!


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I'd like to put a GoPro on my roof and remote operate it from in the truck via Bluetooth.

Anyone ever do something like that?
Why?
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Why?
Uh, because I want too?
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