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Hints and Tips for all things Track Day and 1/4 mile.
 #3838547  by AdamB92
 Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:50 am
Where do people mount their GoPro camera's when on trackdays in an EP3?
The majority of organisers don't allow suction mounts, and I'd like to get some of the interior in the shot as well, it's always interesting to see what the drivers doing :lol:
 #3838548  by Lewisgame
 Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:02 pm
I mount mine to the side of my helmet. I find it gives a better impression of speed as it's almost the same view I see.
Some organisers don't like it though....
 #3838562  by GMballistic
 Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:56 pm
It does vary between circuits.
I used a GoPro mounted to my front windscreen using a suction cup mount at my last track day on Castle Combe circuit without any issue.

The suction cup I use is a genuine GoPro mount which with all the parts it comes with can be set quite far back from the front windscreen. I also had good success with it mounted to my rear window looking forward but tbh I prefer it mounted on the front window. ;)
 #3838565  by wHAmEz
 Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:43 pm
Helmet cam is best
 #3838575  by AdamB92
 Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:48 pm
I'll give the helmet cam a go, I do remember last time I was on track though the organiser (Javelin) wasn't too keen on it, but I'll see if I can slip it under the radar haha.
 #3838616  by wHAmEz
 Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:36 pm
Pretty cool mate
 #3838628  by dannyhall
 Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:22 am
I used a suction mount recently at Rockingham on the passenger window;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGqY6hNT_XQ

Previously I used a mount in between my rear headrests however doesnt work as well with the go pro wide angled lens

If you use a suction mount im sure you'll be fine to add a some cable ties round it and secure it to the door handle as a back up prevent it from going under the brake pedal
 #3838631  by GMballistic
 Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:06 am
BatCat » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:43 pm wrote:Made this recording at Donington with my iPhone, Track Addict App & WiFi OBD II adaptor for ECU telemetry.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c7C7MbW4ro



I like that with all the telemetry type info. 8-)

This was the last video I made which was of my old supercharged 350Z on a track day at Castle Combe. Camera is a GoPro Hero3 and is mounted to the front windscreen.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVVKS-jeJ3c

;)
 #3838683  by ADRi NH674P
 Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:35 am
I've tried three different ways of recording on the ep3.

First one, using the suction mount on passengers window which looks like this: https://youtu.be/1rNTYRn4NDI

Second one, using one of the sticky mounts on my helmet, which looks like this: https://youtu.be/EXoe72OtwN0

And my favourite one, using a telescopic homemade mount to record from the quarter windows to film the driver (for those of us who don't have a rollcage) like this: https://youtu.be/HUEVKB0gP64

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 #3838692  by wHAmEz
 Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:52 am
Sweet! The mount on the rear windows is quality. Where can I buy one?
 #3838829  by AdamB92
 Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:18 am
I'm liking some of those idea's!
Mounting on the passenger window seem's like a good balance of getting a sense of speed as well as seeing a bit of the cabin as well.

I like that telescopic pole Adri, it gives a reasonable indication on how hard you're pushing the car and how it's reacting. I have seen my local GoPro shop does actually have something similar, but no doubt at quite a cost :lol:
 #3839773  by D4Z3D
 Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:36 am
I've used a few different mounting points, the first is a telescopic sat nav suction mount stuck to the interior light, but more recently i am becoming a fan of the helmet cam:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2jyNdQsVBc[/youtube]
 #3842359  by jonezy
 Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:34 pm
ADRi NH674P » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:35 am wrote:I've tried three different ways of recording on the ep3.

First one, using the suction mount on passengers window which looks like this: https://youtu.be/1rNTYRn4NDI

Second one, using one of the sticky mounts on my helmet, which looks like this: https://youtu.be/EXoe72OtwN0

And my favourite one, using a telescopic homemade mount to record from the quarter windows to film the driver (for those of us who don't have a rollcage) like this: https://youtu.be/HUEVKB0gP64

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Looks like someone beat me to it! Been trying to sort this for a while but never got finished

What have you used to get the threads on the ends of the bar? Just standard 1/4"unc threads topped into it?

Any info on exactly what you used too?