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indyeric 04-23-2009 08:38 PM

FS: Carbon fiber headrest camera mount
 
Two summers ago, I made a camera mount for an HPDE to record some in-car video, then I revamped the design and had 10 of them made with the intent to sell them. Well my real job has been keeping me too busy, so I'm selling them off.

Design:
  • Lightweight: Less than 14 oz. (lightest mount of it's kind)
  • Constructed from 6061 aluminum and carbon fiber
  • Optimized with FEA
  • Mounts on front or rear headrest posts (driver and passenger)
  • Rearward offset design for better safety and vantage point
  • Camera mounting screw set 6 inches back from headrest
  • Fits on BMW "Vader" seats
  • Safety strap for secure mounting
I'm asking $140

http://www.amt-engineering.com/image..._Installed.JPG

http://www.amt-engineering.com/image...oduct_View.JPG

snow05gtRI 04-26-2009 11:37 PM

cool idea. is the mounting screw the same universal tripod slot most cameras have?

vkchu 04-27-2009 01:30 PM

would i get a good view of the gauges + windshield?

atc5 04-27-2009 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vkchu (Post 2424094)
would i get a good view of the gauges + windshield?

Depends on your camera lens.

F-WDC Spec B 04-27-2009 01:42 PM

wow this is better then what i was going to use as a dash mount.

indyeric 04-27-2009 03:16 PM

Answers to various questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snow05gtRI (Post 2423190)
cool idea. is the mounting screw the same universal tripod slot most cameras have?



Thanks! And Yes, it is a 1/4-20 thread, which is standard on most all cameras.


Quote:

Originally Posted by vkchu (Post 2424094)
would i get a good view of the gauges + windshield?


Quote:

Originally Posted by atc5 (Post 2424135)
Depends on your camera lens.



Yes, I recommend a wide angle lens. See the screenshot below for the view of my camera mount in a BMW 330i at a Mid-Ohio driving school. You can see the gauges. He wasn’t using a wide angle lens however. Another driver in a BMW E36 M3 had one mounted on his rear headrest posts and posted a YouTube video, I just need to track that video down.


http://www.advancedmotorsporttech.co...Ohio_still.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-WDC Spec B (Post 2424140)
wow this is better then what i was going to use as a dash mount.



I believe it is safer due to the solid mounting and the fact that it does not obstruct your view of the track.

m_a_b 04-29-2009 06:22 AM

pm'd

gb003a 04-30-2009 05:09 PM

very nice. does the price include shipping?

indyeric 05-01-2009 06:42 AM

PM's replied to.

$140 shipped will work.

gb003a 05-01-2009 08:44 AM

will have to think about it. It's very nice I'd like one.

indyeric 05-06-2009 11:25 AM

I've still got 3 available.

Cossey 05-11-2009 12:09 AM

These fit on the stock LGT headrests?

indyeric 05-11-2009 01:52 PM

If they are cylindrical and measure approx 12 mm (1/2") in diameter, it is ideal. It has fit on every car it has been tried on. If unsure, you can send me a picture, or measure it to confirm.

indyeric 05-26-2009 09:03 PM

I've been a little busy, but here is a video from a satisfied buyer. He did a driving event at Lime Rock and the camera held steady.


Longitude 05-26-2009 11:52 PM

More importantly, has anyone purchased this for their Legacy and can share pics/vids here???? thanks


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