fly12 first impressions

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby jasonc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Yes. Cables are knocking it
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby PiratePete » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 pm

jasonc wrote:so how do i stop the thing rotating upwards? am using a k-edge combo mount. anyone got an ideas?


Must be snagging on something?? It's reasonably well balanced at the mount so should sit fairly level even if left loose.
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 am

jasonc wrote:so how do i stop the thing rotating upwards? am using a k-edge combo mount. anyone got an ideas?


Get an old innertube a cut a length and wrap it round the bars, only needs to be one layer thick. This will give the mount the grip and protect the bars. Can be a super thin 6mm strip which is virtually invisible.

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 pm

it's the fly12 rotating in the go-pro hinge. not the mount rotating on the bars
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby cp123 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:12 pm

mine flopped up and down until I actually went back and looked at the mount that was supplied. there's a very subtle bump on one end that isn't on the other and I had it on back to front. :oops: once I took the mount off the handlebars and put it round the right way it was fine from then on in. the instruction book shows it but good old dopey me hadn't noticed it.

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby Comedian » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 pm

cp123 wrote:mine flopped up and down until I actually went back and looked at the mount that was supplied. there's a very subtle bump on one end that isn't on the other and I had it on back to front. :oops: once I took the mount off the handlebars and put it round the right way it was fine from then on in. the instruction book shows it but good old dopey me hadn't noticed it.

I wondered if JC did this.. :shock:

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:02 pm

was at 99bikes today. it was suggested to try putting a washer in the mount to see if that fixes it
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby Comedian » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:57 pm

jasonc wrote:was at 99bikes today. it was suggested to try putting a washer in the mount to see if that fixes it


I'm really struggling to understand this.. the nature of the mount is tightening the screw pulls the plates together. Is the screw tightening in a positive manner?

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:45 pm

Yes. I've bought some new gopro screws. If the washer doesn't work, I'll try the new screw
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:35 pm

Because of the tight tolerances, I am not sure if a washer will solve it.

My next tip involves.... and old inner-tube :)

Or sonething which is thin and elastic. Can you stretch it over the mount - so it is super stretched, the put the camera on, it may take work but the rubber will help it stay in place, then tighten and see if you still get movement.

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby PiratePete » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:10 pm

jasonc wrote:Yes. I've bought some new gopro screws. If the washer doesn't work, I'll try the new screw


Jase, is the screw your using screwing completely through the mount with some thread exposed at the other end? If not change to a longer screw. I did have one of the early prototype mounts which I managed to damage the thread when using a short screw as it only had a couple of turns to 'clamp' the gopro bracket and this wasn't sufficient to get the required torque. Replacing with a longer screw resolved that issue for me.

A washer could potentially create this issue or prevent any turns on the threaded end of the mount, as the thread needs to project beyond the mount by a turn or two.
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:17 pm

it's definitely going through the go pro mount. i'm going to try another go pro bolt i have
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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby Dodgy-Knee » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:44 pm

jasonc wrote:Yes. I've bought some new gopro screws. If the washer doesn't work, I'll try the new screw


I had the same problem and using a washer fixed it. The washer I used was one of those thin, hard red washers you sometimes find in garden hoses ... the bumpy roads here in Perth were just too much for the GoPro clamp.... now it's rock solid (and I'm using the screw bolt that came with the Fly12).

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby Comedian » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:32 am

Dodgy-Knee wrote:
jasonc wrote:Yes. I've bought some new gopro screws. If the washer doesn't work, I'll try the new screw


I had the same problem and using a washer fixed it. The washer I used was one of those thin, hard red washers you sometimes find in garden hoses ... the bumpy roads here in Perth were just too much for the GoPro clamp.... now it's rock solid (and I'm using the screw bolt that came with the Fly12).


That's called a fibre washer BTW :)

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby biker jk » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:50 am

Dodgy-Knee wrote:
jasonc wrote:Yes. I've bought some new gopro screws. If the washer doesn't work, I'll try the new screw


I had the same problem and using a washer fixed it. The washer I used was one of those thin, hard red washers you sometimes find in garden hoses ... the bumpy roads here in Perth were just too much for the GoPro clamp.... now it's rock solid (and I'm using the screw bolt that came with the Fly12).


I might have to try that because no matter how tight the bolt the Fly12 always tilts down during my rides. The fit to the GoPro mount of the Duo is loose in stark contrast to the mount which came with the Fly12 where the fit was very tight and the camera never moved during rides.

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby Dodgy-Knee » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:59 pm

Comedian wrote:
Dodgy-Knee wrote:
jasonc wrote:Yes. I've bought some new gopro screws. If the washer doesn't work, I'll try the new screw


I had the same problem and using a washer fixed it. The washer I used was one of those thin, hard red washers you sometimes find in garden hoses ... the bumpy roads here in Perth were just too much for the GoPro clamp.... now it's rock solid (and I'm using the screw bolt that came with the Fly12).


That's called a fibre washer BTW :)


Well you learn something every day! ... I've got a tub full of those things in the shed and had no idea what they were called 8-)

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Re: fly12 first impressions

Postby celeste boy » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:54 pm

I've had my fly12 for about 2 months now but have only been using it as a light. I have fitted some Chinese mounts to the bikes (not out front types) and today I have been trying to link the Fly to my Samsung. After a bit of grief I can now see yesterdays ride in 5 minute lots on the phone. I can also download these 5 min lots to my computer through the photo facility. (Pretty good for an old fa..!)

I was only going to use the fly 12 on special occasions but a number of incidents recently have convinced me to use it evert time I'm on the road.

But here's a question. I run the fly tail light and I always thought it would stop recording and save if the bike ever went over. Is it the same with the fly 12? I turned quickly at the end of my ride into a sand driveway and came to grief on Friday. But the camera just kept recording. I think I read that you press the wifi button to save a particular section of you ride.

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