Using GoPro mount to attach FPV screen

Posted: 2014-03-08

I've been wondering how best to attach my FPV screen to my phantom radio. I've tried the type that attaches to the bar across the back - but they make the kit large and unwieldy. I'd thought to attach it to the lanyard clip mount - but then a couple of times on facebook I saw this mod. It's easy to do, attaches easily - yet detaches easily for packing.

First we need to modify a gopro mount piece so that we can screw it to the screen's tripod mount. This is simply removing two of three plastic arms - and widening the hole in the remaining arm so that the screw goes through.

Modified gopro piece.
Modified gopro piece.

Then - the back of the screen (Bronto 7" FPV for fatshark/immersion) has a metal channel - it needs widening slightly so that we can insert the gopro piece. Dremel work.

Widen mount point on back of screen.
Widen mount point on back of screen.

Next just push the gopro piece in place.

Push the gopro piece into place.
Push the gopro piece into place.

And screw it fast.

Screwed fast.
Screwed fast.

Add a gopro j-clip.

Add a gopro j-clip.
Add a gopro j-clip.

And then use a standard gopro flat mount to attach it to the radio for use.

Attach to radio with standard flat mount.
Attach to radio with standard flat mount.

For packing/travel - you can now simply unclip the entire screen.

Detached for packing.
Detached for packing.

The battery for it (I just use one of my 3S lipo's) I attach behind using a battery strap.