The Rock Steady Gopro style ball mount is the durable and versatile low profile design that you have been looking for. This quality all metal mount will not move, bend, or fail, unlike plastic mounts. The metal GoPro adapter is compatible with any GoPro style camera. This unique Gopro adapter allows over 180 degrees of adjustment. The knuckle clamp attaches to any Rock Steady base allowing 360 degrees of adjustment. The knuckle locks your camera into any position with a hex wrench, or by hand with an included T-handle screw. Buy multiple Rock Steady bases to add numerous quick change mounting locations at an affordable price. Compatible with GoPro, Hero 2, Hero 3 & 3+, Hero 4, Hero 5 and Garmin Virb X and Virb XE or any Go Pro style camera. With the Rock Steady Tie Down Ring Base, quickly turn any standard tie down ring into a camera mount. The aluminum base uses a thumb screw with a hex drive head. The aluminum centering nut allows quick attachment to any tie down ring with up to a 1 inch diameter hole. The centering nut has a grooved outer edge allowing a perfect fit on most standard aircraft such as Cessna and Piper tie-down rings. This tie down ring base is compatible with all Rock Steady mounts.
FAA Attachment Rating: SAS, FFT, FFM, or APA
SAS - Safe & Secure - If installed properly, this mount is safe and secure to withstand forces of flight. If this mount is only rated safe and secure, then it may or may not meet the other categories on its own or in all installations. However, this mount is at least suitable for external attachment on all experimental aircraft. Though experimental aircraft do not fall under the same regulations for installation as certified aircraft, violations are still possible under FAR 91.13 and 91.15 such as with sticky mounts, suction cups, and plastic mounts failing. If installed, maintained, and operated properly, this mount is of the highest quality to never fail.
FFT - FAA Temporary - This FAA friendly mount may be considered a temporary mounting device. This device uses attachment methods that may be done by hand, not requiring tools. This device, in most cases can be attached temporarily to an aircraft without affecting the integrity of the attachment point if used properly. Final responsibility is on the pilot using a temporary device. The FAA does not support installations that are not approved. Good references for portable electronic devises are AC 91-21-1C, AC 20-173, and ACE-100.
FFM - FAA Minor Alteration - This camera mount meets all practical design criteria falling under a FAA minor alteration. Under a minor alteration the FAA requires only a logbook entry from an A&P mechanic. This commercial off the shelf product uses recognized materials and design aspects that may be recognized by AC 43.13. Each minor alteration varies between aircraft types and mounting locations. Final responsibility is on the A&P mechanic making the logbook entry. The use of AC 43-210A may be helpful in determining your installation can be considered a minor alteration.
APA - FAA Approval Available - This camera mount has available an FAA Approval for certain cameras on most certified aircraft. Pre-approved engineering data can be purchased through Flight Flix allowing a FAA approved installation on your aircraft. Complete paperwork is sent to you with pre-approved data and installation instructions for your specific aircraft, camera, and mounting location. This approval allows a simple approval process for you and your IA. We have already done all the hard work. Eliminate tedious field approvals and inconsistencies between FSDO's.