GoPro Hero3 cradle for the arDrone 2.0 mounting kit.
***Accepts the classic GoPro protective wide-lens***
*** You NEED a old style GoPro lens ring and protective lenses ***
Test video with the Hero3 on arDrone 2.0 https://vimeo.com/54118695
Instructions for installing the mount on your arDrone https://vimeo.com/55233318
If you already purchased a GoPro or a ReplayXD kit for your arDrone 2.0 - then this camera mount will work with your arDrone 2.0 body mounts.
This mount will ONLY fit the GoPro Hero3 camera style cameras, any color.
You will need unscrew the protective glass lid and frame from the GoPro's impact case, install it on the front of this mount by pressing the screws into the plastic gently while turning them.
Mount was updated Dec1 to loose some weight and fit better to the Hero3
I also added the rail-kit for mounting to the arDrone, and the extender-kit so you can drop the camera down a bit to get better visibility forward under the arDrone.
I recommend using something like a 10x10 inch box for launching, rest the drone arms on the box edges and let the camera hang freely in the box. land in soft grass or fly at 5 feet and have a friend catch the arDrone then press "emergency" to stop motors once safe.
Install the camera by sticking the lens into the hole and wrapping 2 rubberbands around the entire thing. *I have never actually busted a rubberband, but two sounds safer than one so that is how I fly.
Here is how to install
Remove the hard plastic bottom cover from your arDrone, I use a butter-knife to life the edge at the tail and then peel away.
then remove the 4 screws from the electronics board.
Place the long-parts (the rails) on top of the board and fasted by replacing the screws back into the holes, the screws will now hold both the board and the bracket which the camera mount installs into.
I prefer to put some clear plastic wrapping tape over the board to avoid getting dirt or wet grass on the control board.