This is a light minimalistic fixed camera mount for Runcam Racer cameras and alike, having the outer lens diameter of 12 mm. With a fixed mount you can be sure all your quads have the same camera up-tilt angle. The mount requires an additional component: a 35 mm long knurled aluminium standoff that can be found, for example, in Martian 2 frame kits.
Features and ideas:
- Crossbar that transfers the impact energy to the frame standoffs, delivering less shock to the camera.
- Somewhat bendable part that holds the camera allows a little bit of give if something hits the camera despite the protection in front.
- Only 2.9 grams with the crossbar (for a 60° mount).
- Fits on the frames with front standoffs 31 mm apart - Hyperlite Floss 2, 2.1, 3.0.
- Camera angle is embossed on the mount, so you can print different ones and exchange them without guessing which is which.
- Enough clearance to run 5.1" propellers (tested with Gemfan 5149.9, Gemfan 5146.6, T-Motor 5143).
If you print one, please consider posting a make. I enjoy seeing things I designed out in the wild.
Check out other Hyperlite Floss 3.0 accessories I made:
Print the mount with TPU. Standoff holes are a bit smaller than the standoff diameter to make the fit tight, and the camera posts are too thin to be strong enough if printed with rigid plastic. The mount should be printed without supports as oriented in the file.
- Insert the crossbar into the mount. Make sure you push it all the way through at both ends so the central circular part that holds the lens is not stretched.
- Put the camera into place and fix it with the provided M2 screws.
- Plug in the camera cable.
- Slide the mount with the camera onto the frame standoffs. Push it low enough so the camera does not stick out through the top plate and is therefore protected.