I realized I never posted an update to our Fly6 camera mounting hack failure incident.
A weldingly-gifted friend saw our post, took pity on us, and, in exchange for a book, created a much more stable mounting hack to enable us to attach our Fly6 camera to the back of our pannier rack:
Here are some close-ups of the mounting attachment to the pannier rack. We drilled two holes in the rack to accommodate the mounting screws.
This mount provides enough stability for us to get good video images, and it stays out of the way of our pannier bag. We sometimes have trouble with the camera rotating to one side or the other – maybe we need to clean the rubber Fly6 adapter so it’s grippier.
I think we would like our Fly6 camera a lot better if it weren’t for battery issues. Several times now, we went to use the camera and, because we’d forgotten to put it on the charger, it didn’t have enough juice to cover our ride. It takes so long to charge up, we’ve just left it behind a lot of times.
But, biking season is nearly upon us again. I guess I’ll just need to get into the habit of plugging in the camera the night before a ride.
Copyright 2016 by Katie Bradshaw