DIY GoPro Tie Down Ring Mount

DIY GoPro Tie Down Ring Mount

I’ve always wanted a Tie Down mount for my GoPro (or any action camera for that matter), but never fully embraced the off-the-shelf solutions. Here’s a DIY kit. I spent a little more for aluminum mounts, but I’m sure the plastic ones will hold up fine.

For this Project, you’ll need:

  • GoPro Tripod Mount (almost all of them are 1/4-20 threads)
    • $9.95
  • GoPro 90 Degree Adapter – again there are quite a few out there
    • $9.95
  • The second thumbscrew in the picture will come with the GoPro. If you want an aluminum screw, you can find them here:
    • $6.95
  • The CamLock is part of a woodworking kit, I used these:
    • $11.99
  • (2) 1.5″ OD 1/4″ fender washers
    • I got these at the local hardware store,
    • $0.050
  • (2) 1.5″ OK 1/4″ rubber washers
    • I got these at the local hardware store
    • $1.00
  • The remaining rubber washer and steel washer came with the cam locks
  • Total Cost = $33.35 (exluding the second thumb screw)
  • You can reduce cost by using plastic parts, they’ll probably hold up just fine.

Once I had all the parts, I cut the flat end off of one of the threaded rods from the camlock kit to make my 1/4″-20 threaded rod section below. For my application, I made the rod 2.25″ long.

Picture of all parts laid out
Assembly order of the cam lock and washers
Assembly of the Ring Mount section
Final Mount Assembly

…And here’s a fun video showing the mount in action on my Mooney M20C

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