Mount FF Approval Ratings

FAA Friendly Mounting Solutions

There are many great advantages to using a camera on an aircraft such as flight training, data recording, and promotion. The challenge and big question is how can I attach a camera to my aircraft without being in violation. More importantly there are many unsafe practices being used that could affect aircraft safety or the safety of persons and property on the ground. Click here to read the product disclaimer.

Mount Attachment Approval Rating Categories

Safe & Secure

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.


FAA Friendly 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.
All responsibility is on the pilot / operator. The FAA does not support nor define temporary devises.


FAA Friendly 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 mechanic making the logbook entry. The use of the flow chart in AC 43-210A may be helpful in determining if your installation can be considered a minor alteration.
All responsibility is on the installer and operator. The hardware and parts used varies with each install. Provisions such as loctite or safety wire should be used as needed. Each install should follow 43.13.


FAA Approvals Available

FAA Approvals
Any Flight Flix mount with a FAA Approval Available rating can be installed with our pre-approved data. The approval packet contains specific installation instructions, testing procedures, and an 8110-3 document. The approval will be specific to your aircraft and mounting location. The first step is to fill out the form through the link on the bottom of the page. Only certain combinations can have FAA approvals.
Current Approved Devises:
Mounts
Rock Steady GoPro Ball Mount* (Hero 3, 4, & 5)
*GoPro Ball Mounts must use metal gopro safe case for approval
Rock Steady Standard Ball Mount (Drift, FC Stream, Bogey)
Rock Steady GoPro VibeX mount. (Hero 3, 4, & 5)
Rock Steady Standard VibeX mount (Drift, FC Stream, Bogey)
Bogey pod for Bogey camera.
Bases
Strut / Skid base with cushioned steel strap.
Surface base for inspection covers and wing tips.
Clamp base
Process:
• Fill out initial application form.
• Pay $499 for the approval.
• Have your IA fill out FAA approval form. (Aircraft information & mounting location)
• 7 to 10 day waiting period for approval packet.
• Install camera mount and test per approval packet.
• IA completes logbook and 337 form. (No field approval required).
Limitations:
• Limit 2 exterior camera approvals per aircraft.
• Pressurized aircraft are considered a custom approval that may add additional cost.
• Limited to fuselage, struts, and under wing installations for most aircraft.
• Approvals for others cameras and installations may be approved on a case by case basis.


Flight Flix product disclaimer

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