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Brian Ernst
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Suction Camera Mount

Post by Brian Ernst » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:15 pm

SCCA rule: "If using a suction-cup type of mount, you must have a secondary tether securing the camera in case the mount becomes loose."

Does anyone in this club use a single suction camera mount, or is this ruling strictly enforced? If not strictly enforced, is it okaay to use single suction cup on outside of car, or do you highly not recommend it?
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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Reed Gibson » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:09 pm

It's not something I've ever seen called out before. As long as it's secure we are ok with it (I've used a gopro suction mount on the outside of my car before and had no problems).

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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Anthony P. » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:22 pm

As long as it's a full sized suction mount I'm sure it's fine. This rule was probably from pre gopro days.

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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Tom Tanquary » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:54 pm

If you car is metal and not aluminum or plastic, this works great. Way stronger than a suction cup.


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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Ed T » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:55 pm

Brian Ernst wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:15 pm
SCCA rule: "If using a suction-cup type of mount, you must have a secondary tether securing the camera in case the mount becomes loose."

Does anyone in this club use a single suction camera mount, or is this ruling strictly enforced? If not strictly enforced, is it okaay to use single suction cup on outside of car, or do you highly not recommend it?
Everybody runs single suction cups with gopros outside the car. You will be fine.
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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Rick Brown » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm

While I seem to remember that, where did you find that quote? All I could find in the current 2019 Solo Rules is:
"Any cameras, if installed, must be securely mounted to withstand loads from driving maneuvers. The camera may be installed either inside or on the outside of the car. In either case, its mounting method and position must not interfere with driving or pose an additional hazard to driver, passenger, or course workers."
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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Brian Ernst » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:39 am

Tom Tanquary wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:54 pm
If you car is metal and not aluminum or plastic, this works great. Way stronger than a suction cup.
Thank you for the idea!! I bought a cheaper RAM mount magnet, I wasn't sure if it would hold, but it worked perfectly! Thanks. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFDNPIE/re ... FDbNASRXA4
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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Brian Ernst » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 pm

Rick Brown wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm
where did you find that quote?
I found it here: https://www.scca.com/pages/rules-and-regulations
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Re: Suction Camera Mount

Post by Rick Brown » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:10 am

Brian Ernst wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Rick Brown wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm
where did you find that quote?
I found it here: https://www.scca.com/pages/rules-and-regulations
Ah, OK, Targa Rules. Each type of SCCA competition has it's own set of rules. This is the one for Autocross: https://www.scca.com/pages/solo-cars-and-rules
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