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    Permission for camera ?

    I have a bulletcam Hd video camera for sports etc. I want to know if I need to do a mod for it or as its taken on and off weather I can get away without dong any paperwork etc.
    i intend to use it on my F2a, I am a student pilot so keen to look at my flights.
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    If it is attached to the aircraft structure, it requires a mod.
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    So if you choose say three locations for the camera does that require three seperate mods or can you cover them all with one mod
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    What counts as a mount? Would a suction cup type need a mod? Does it only apply to a mount permanently fixed to the aircraft or wouls=d something clamped to the seat frame for example also need approval? I presume that apart from affecting the structure of the aircraft it shouldn't potentially foul controls etc and needs to be secured with a safety strap so the whole lot doesn't fall off.
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    It's under review at the moment, but this BMAA Technical Information Leaflet (TIL) give an idea of teh sort of thing you'll need to think about.
    http://www.bmaa.org/files/til017_fit...microlight.pdf

    Have fun with it
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    Great reply guys thanks.
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    Of course if it's mounted on YOU, then no permission required.
    I have a Go pro and I've used it on my helmet - It's surprising how much your head moves around though. I've also used a Go pro chest mount (like a pair of braces with a mount in the middle of your chest) which was much better, but, the viewpoint is a bit low.
    I'm planning to have a go at making a shoulder mount, so that it sits clear of the side of my helmet. That might work better for you with a 'bullet cam' than with my GoPro, which sits a bit high.
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    That'll make it a "Parrot mount" then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon S View Post
    ... It's surprising how much your head moves around though...
    It's called "lookout" and is part of what keeps you alive up there. Very important, well done... do more.




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    Cor lumey it's a tad complicated back there in good old blighty. Here in France bought camera, fitted to front down tube with nylock nuts and safety wire and off we o


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