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Need some advice on mounting a d-box

 


aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Jan 14, 2005, 7:52 AM
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Hey I got a pc-109 and a d-box for the top of my flat-top pro but I need some help. What is the best why do mount it? Did you run only one screw throught the d-box and the helment or two so it will not turn on top of the helment. Also did you run the screw from inside the d-box down and nut it inside the helment or did you run the screw from inside the helment to inside the d-box. Please help perferable from some one with this type of setup already. Lew help a friend from Richmond.

THANKS


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YahooLV  (D License)

Jan 14, 2005, 7:56 AM
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I'd put at least 4 screws in from the bottom.

I have that setup in my helmet and it works great.

Also, use some clear nail polish around the hole openings to stop any fraying of the carbon fiber.
The stuff raises havoc with electronics.

Luck.

Curt


aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Jan 14, 2005, 8:49 AM
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Putting screws in from the bottom of your helment does not scratch up the camera


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Jan 14, 2005, 9:06 AM
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I used the 3 screws that came with the Bonehead d-box.

I ran the screws up from inside the FTP, and put the bolts inside the dbox. Use small bolts and the foam will compress around them. Or, use the funny counter-sunk bolts (whose name escapes me) that came with your d-box.

_Am


DaGimp  (D 26522)

Jan 14, 2005, 9:16 AM
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i dont use a D-box


kosanke  (D 23716)

Jan 14, 2005, 9:53 AM
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have you thought about putting a goldmember bracket to the top mount. that way if you wanted to switch out or remove the box, you could. just a thought.


aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Jan 14, 2005, 9:54 AM
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are you talking about the ones that are in the side of the d-box. DId your d-box come with the foam on the bottom all ready in place, because mine did. Plus i already have holes drilled from the other camera and hope to use those so i don't have to drill out more.


aerialcameraman  (D 27629)

Jan 14, 2005, 9:57 AM
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Is that what you did. I have some worries about that due to it already sit's the camera up high and putting a quick release under it would sit it up higher.


YahooLV  (D License)

Jan 14, 2005, 10:07 AM
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No, because you will use flat "inverted" nuts on them.

The bolts are flat in the camera area, and the actual bolt section goes down into the helmet. Give Bonehead a call today. They will send you some.


Curt


kosanke  (D 23716)

Jan 14, 2005, 10:09 AM
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no. i have an optic. i side mounted the dbox and will put a bracket like the goldmember on the top as soon as i see one in use and can compare how high my canon would be. hope this helps. good luck.


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Jan 14, 2005, 11:28 AM
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Yes, i'm talking about the ones that are in the side of the d-box. Since you're mounting on a flat-top-pro, they're no longer usefull, so drill 3 new holes in the bottom and relocate.

Yes, my dbox has foam preinstalled in the bottom. just drill through it.

_Am



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