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I wanted to video my new portable track from the driver's perspective, to satisfy my curiosity and possibly to use to promote the track.

Here's how I did it...

Dig in your box of odds and ends in the garage (or visit your local hardware store) and find a screw that fits your camera's tripod mounting hole.

Cut the screw down with a junior hacksaw and tidy up the cut thread with a file or "wet and dry" sandpaper. Cut the screw so it will screw entirely into the camera hole - this way you know it will grip the chassis correctly...


Next, depending on where your camera's mounting hole is, drill a hole that the screw will just fit through into the chassis. I borrowed a chassis from one of my Ferrari F430's.

I used a chassis with an SSD plug so I have a lane changing camera car!!!

The chassis can go back on the Ferrari later with only a small hole in the chassis...


Screw the camera to the chassis (I happened to find a screw that needs an allen key but any screw with the correct diameter and pitch will do as long as the head screws to the chassis and leaves some ground clearance...


The camera car is now ready to film!!!


And here is the end result. The track is the Amman Valley Raceway and you can see its build story on SlotForum by following the link at the bottom of this post.

Enjoy!
 

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Very clever!


I gather you stayed in the left lane due to the width of the camera body, right?

I bought a keyfob camera for when I actually have a layout to film!


Thanks for sharing!
Cheers!
 

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I'd need a smaller camera as my track is very tight but love the idea.
It give a whole new perspective to the track. thanks for sharing.

Cheers Geoff
 

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Yep, left lane only.

I could move the camera further left by fixing some plasticard (styrene sheet) to the chassis and making the fixing hole outboard further left. It would only need to move 10mm left.

People with smaller compact cameras like the little Fuji's and Olympus would probably get away with it


This was just a quick fix really and the camera is a good one shooting HD for showing off on my big Android Tablet!!!
 

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Excellent bit of footage..

Thanks for posting it..

All the best.. Martin.
 
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