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Old 10-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #1936
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I also have it hard wired through the USB cable to overcome the short battery life.
It's too bad more usb cables aren't as rugged as the remote cable... the end where it goes into the remote is very solid.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #1937
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Speaking of remotes, I went out for a couple of hours today and my GoPro didn't lock up once. I had the remote tied down fairly tightly to the mounting Spot (pun intended) with a couple of broccoli elastics, and I wonder now if the lockups I had the other day could have been caused by the remote bouncing around. (And I sent a few Spot messages while out and they were all received normally so the remote can't be blocking the Spot signal enough to cause problems)

Anyway, it's solid, and worked well.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #1938
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Speaking of remotes, I went out for a couple of hours today and my GoPro didn't lock up once. I had the remote tied down fairly tightly to the mounting Spot (pun intended) with a couple of broccoli elastics, and I wonder now if the lockups I had the other day could have been caused by the remote bouncing around. (And I sent a few Spot messages while out and they were all received normally so the remote can't be blocking the Spot signal enough to cause problems)

Anyway, it's solid, and worked well.

GoPro is coming out with a remote holder that uses their camera mounting system. Looks like it's coming out same time as the Hero3

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #1939
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GoPro is coming out with a remote holder that uses their camera mounting system. Looks like it's coming out same time as the Hero3

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Great! Exactly what we need. Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:01 AM   #1940
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GoPro is coming out with a remote holder that uses their camera mounting system. Looks like it's coming out same time as the Hero3

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I noticed these items too......

GoPro Hero3 Caps and Doors Covers

I don't remember seeing those on GoPro's site but I could have missed them.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #1941
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GoPro is coming out with a remote holder that uses their camera mounting system. Looks like it's coming out same time as the Hero3

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That's a really useful mount. I thought initially that I'd still need something to hold the remote in place as the mount didn't surround the remote but looking at the enlarged image, I can see that the mount uses the same locking mechanism as the key and charger.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:27 AM   #1942
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The above wifi remote transmitter mount is not shown or listed on the GoPro site.. Gotta have it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #1943
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Here's my attempt to use the gopro in the rain, sleet, and Hail. ;)

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:20 PM   #1944
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The above wifi remote transmitter mount is not shown or listed on the GoPro site.. Gotta have it.
I think it'll be out soon. Too bad it takes up the lock mechanism - this means you can't power or recharge the remote while it's in the mount, unfortunately. I think that's a bit of a blunder.

I do like my current solution - today I forgot to bring the lanyard but with those two elastics holding it, the remote didn't budge an inch.



And the Spot works normally even though the remote is on it.

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #1945
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Cool2 Trail up to Hurricane Basin and old mining buildings

Another video from my Colorado trip...



Hurricane Basin
Hinsdale County, Colorado

Trail Type: Out and Back
Nearby Towns: Silverton, Ouray, Lake City
Nearby Trails: Mineral Creek, Cinnamon Pass, Engineer Pass
Trail Length: 3 miles
Elevation: 11,159 to 12,668 feet
This trail packs a lot of scenery and rocky fun into three short miles. Even though it's in the middle of all of the popular San Juan Mountain trails, it sees little traffic. This trail is highly recommended if you enjoy old mining buildings and high mountain views.

It starts off of the Engineer Pass trail near the ghost town of Animas Forks. There is camping near the trailhead, and the trailhead is not marked. You can find it by following two different trails continuing down into the valley next to the Engineer Pass trail, crossing through Henson Creek, follow the trail up and into Schafer Gulch.

The trail immediately begins climbing over loose rocks along a shelf road. Continue up into the gulch with Gravel Mountain on your left and Seigal Mountain on your right marking the Continental Divide.

The trail is fairly easy once you pass the rocky section, and it isn't long before you come to an intersection. If you make a sharp left turn here you can take a brief spur up to a restored lodge. The lodge is huge and in good shape, but keep in mind that the situation could change at any minute. Enter the building at your own risk.

Next to the lodge is an old mill that has not been restored. If you carefully find a way into the building you can spot much of the old equipment that was used. Exploration is difficult and dangerous in this building.

Continue back to the main trail and keep heading up Hurricane Basin. You can spot many old mines here, though all shafts have been closed or caved in. Follow the trail over more loose rocks to the very top in order to fully enjoy the view of the basin below you. It provides a good view of the buildings and mines.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:53 AM   #1946
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A couple of GoPro mount ideas:

This is a combination of the seat post mount and a RAM suction mount. I actually own the GoPro suction mount but it's cumbersome and limited in the range of angles you can set the camera to. The RAM ball/GP clamp is really easy to fiddle with.



It's really solid; strong enough to pick up a marble tile.



And the mount/tile would make a solid base, if you were to, say, leave your GoPro out to record the "Tail End of Hurricane Sandy"

Also, I was finding it hard to pull the battery out of the camera so I added a little bit of electrical tape to make a kind of "pull tab".

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #1947
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That Ram mount looks good and like you said there is a lot more freedom to position the camera. It appears that you twist the upper half to get it to stick. Is that correct?

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #1948
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That Ram mount looks good and like you said there is a lot more freedom to position the camera. It appears that you twist the upper half to get it to stick. Is that correct?

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That is correct. The newest version of this suction mount doesn't have a ball attached, though. It lets you decide what to put on top of it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #1949
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Found the one with the rubber ball attached....

RAM 3" DIAMETER SUCTION CUP W 1" PLAS BALL

Product Number: RAP-B-224-2U
Your Price: $12.80

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResul...5/Default.aspx



They also have one with a plastic ball in some of their kits. I found the rubber ball one by checking the components of the different kits.

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #1950
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Found the one with the rubber ball attached....

RAM 3" DIAMETER SUCTION CUP W 1" PLAS BALL

Product Number: RAP-B-224-2U
Your Price: $12.80

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResul...5/Default.aspx


What a bargain. I might get a spare next time I place a RAM order.
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