I bought a new drone recently, its called RC Logger Eye One Xtreme.
It’s a very small (250 class) brushless drone with lots of power which makes it lift up to 150g.
A GoPro weights 75g so the question is not if but how to mount it.
I also put everything off the quad that costs weight, including all legs and the hood, so i got 30g off of it.
That makes it carry 180g instead of 150g and i used the bigger (150mm) rotors, which they advise you to use with their camera kit.
So far i tried two methods, both worked really well, so i will develop both for their own use.
- TOP MOUNTED GOPRO
First thing i tried is to concentrate the mass around the center, so i mounted the GoPro on top of the drone.
I had to bend the top LED and cut out some cardboard to build a flat surface.
I then used a sheet of moongel to dampen the vibrations and one velcro strap to fix the GoPro.
I wouldn’t try 3D acro with this setup for obvious reasons, but still, for no costs it flies nice and the costs are down to nothing.
- FRONT MOUNTED GOPRO
The second idea i tried is to mount the GoPro in front of the quad to get rid of the rotors in the picture.
After the cardboard model, i found parts of a brushless gimbal that fit after playing tetris a bit.
I still have to connect them somehow, but with the batterie on top it flies perfect.