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post #21 of 26 Old 03-11-2016, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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tbh i've still not been brave enough to try a suction cup on the outside of a car yet
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when i opened the accessory bundle this morning to see a genuine GoPro suction mount in the package, i was chuffed as i could finally see how it compared with the Panavise 809 suction mount i'd always used. & now i can finally say it isn't a patch on it, its rubbish. The arm on the GoPro is plastic (Panavise is metal), & the actual camera mount is fixed so only got up & down adjustment. The suction base is actually marked "Panavise" & identicle to the unit on my 809. There is not a chance i would pay 30 for that sorry

edit = it does look like GoPro sell 2 versions, so i've pictured the one i received. Note it has a domed suction base not flat like the newer version, it also doesn't have the extra bracket needed to remove the arm & use the camera close to the base

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My mount has been suctioned on the glass for more than a few weeks, it has not fallen off since I placed it on. I did not clean the cup, And the days are going to get a lot warmer than 20 degree F. SO yes my cup sucks n holding, and especially going through an extreme temp the past few weeks?

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I now use mine as a Iphone holder, I soon will use the micro one for a lesser obstruction, yeah the Hero 2 suction mount sucks, it's5 years old I believe give or take a year or two. IT SUX , NOT!

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I have used the GoPro suction mount on the roof of my car and had no problems with it coming loose. I did attach a tether to it and bought the leash inside the passenger door in case it did lose suction. Very slowly worked up to 100kph and it stayed out. The footage was incredibly smooth after the motorbike videos. I tried the camera angled to the side and also in the centre of the roof and looking straight ahead.

In two months I'm touring the South Island and intend to use the camera on the roof outside the car to record the mountain scenery, a kind of 'miser's google street view.

I will have the ph app running so when the bugs hit the lens, I can see and stop to clean it. Nothing worse than an hour of butterfly guts spread over the lens cover.
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I've had the suction mounts that came with my original HD Hero's on the outside of my car at up to ~125MPH (on a race track). No issues. This has been on smooth painted surfaces, glass, and polycarbonate (transparent top on a C4 Corvette). Never any problems.
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Hi, check out MT (Modern Technocracy)'s new range of professional mounts. All made of 60601 Aluminium. Heres the link to a short video about the 'Pro Kit'. Currently, MT is in a campaign, and is about 40% into reaching their goal. There are a huge range of bundles available. Video: w w w . youtube. com/watch?v=phK6mxleOos (without spaces) and Campaign:
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