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airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 10, 2012, 5:05 PM
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Shredex

Oct 10, 2012, 5:23 PM
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I still feel like outside video is more dangerous.
People always trying to show off for the camera.
When it's FPV you tend to just not care about showing off cause you really can't show off in FPV.


TheDoctor2608

Oct 10, 2012, 5:24 PM
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No, i don't have a cutaway yet but helmet with cutaway is ordered. A friend of my pulled at my helmet while i tried to release the connector. Not absolutely realistic, but i gives you a feeling about how it might be if your lines wrap around your camera. I stop jumping with a camera until i got my new helmet.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Oct 10, 2012, 5:29 PM
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It appears you've made a good decision.
Fastex' under load are very difficult to release.


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Oct 10, 2012, 5:31 PM
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>A friend of my pulled at my helmet while i tried to release the connector.

If you do have a canopy/helmet snag you will, at minimum, have your body weight on the connector. So have your friend suspend you off the ground from the helmet (might take a few friends) and give it a try.

The release systems on most (good) camera helmets are designed for loads like that, which is why they sometimes look overly complex/large.


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TheDoctor2608

Oct 10, 2012, 5:45 PM
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Sure that test isn't realistic, but it gives you an idea that disconnecting your helmet with pull force on it is much harder. And like i said, no more jumps with camera until i got my cutaway helmet :-)


Shredex

Oct 10, 2012, 6:23 PM
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Sure that test isn't realistic, but it gives you an idea that disconnecting your helmet with pull force on it is much harder. And like i said, no more jumps with camera until i got my cutaway helmet :-)

If anything gets caught on the GoPro just rip that b***h off!

Link related.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5iN91X-g8


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 10, 2012, 7:28 PM
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Sure that test isn't realistic, but it gives you an idea that disconnecting your helmet with pull force on it is much harder. And like i said, no more jumps with camera until i got my cutaway helmet :-)

If anything gets caught on the GoPro just rip that b***h off!

Link related.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5iN91X-g8
7 seconds is A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK


Shredex

Oct 10, 2012, 7:32 PM
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7 seconds is A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK
He rips it off in less then 1 second. lol


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 10, 2012, 8:16 PM
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7 seconds is A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK

He rips it off in less then 1 second. lol my bad different Video. Other people have had differing results than dieselcam


f94sbu  (D 16017)

Oct 15, 2012, 9:19 AM
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7 seconds is A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK

He rips it off in less then 1 second. lol
How often do you think a PC bridle or a reserve PC bridle will be pealing of the camera? The only reason why he was able to rip it off was as he was bending the adhesive. If you pull straight up, you have no chance of pulling it off like that. If your plan is to reach for your camera and peal it off once you feel the force dragging on it, you may find yourself with a broken neck already.


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 15, 2012, 9:28 AM
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7 seconds is A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK

He rips it off in less then 1 second. lol

How often do you think a PC bridle or a reserve PC bridle will be pealing of the camera? The only reason why he was able to rip it off was as he was bending the adhesive. If you pull straight up, you have no chance of pulling it off like that. If your plan is to reach for your camera and peal it off once you feel the force dragging on it, you may find yourself with a broken neck already.

A lot of variables not accounted for as well...

Surface of the helmet, temperature difference, length of time stuck on.

Dunno if I'd bet my life on the 1 sec. peel off thing. Sly


Scrumpot  (D License)

Oct 15, 2012, 9:44 AM
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It's also now being reported in THIS thread, that an unresolved GoPro snag just MAY have been a contributing factor, in this fatality. Unsure


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