The Fat Gecko Co-Pilot makes it easy to mount any camera inside of your airplane for an unobstructed hands-free view of your cockpit and the open airspace ahead. The retractable telescoping bar fits a variety of cockpit widths ranging from 36” – 49.5” and creates a stable suspended base for your camera between any two opposing windows. Two industrial locking suction cups secure each end to the window’s surface for a trustworthy hold, even in turbulence, pressure changes and cold temperatures. Attach any camera to the built in standard tripod thread in the center of the bar and lock in your angle to capture the open air or instrument panel, the pilots actions for in-flight training sequences, or the thrilled looks on your passengers’ faces behind you. Once attached, the camera can be adjusted to shoot up or down, turned sideways or even reversed by loosening the two adjustment knobs on the mount. Co-Pilot is good to shoot video where you can see out the front of the plane, and see both front seat occupants. Action Cameras like GoPro (with an adapter), WingmanHD and Contour fit perfectly on this mount. Video and still cameras up to 5lbs are supported by the Co-Pilot as well.
The Co-Pilot utilizes patented Industrial suctions cups designed to carry plates of glass. The suction cups reticulate, meaning they can be turned at various angles by loosening the tightening knob. You simply push a button on the top of the suction cup, removing the air and causing a solid seal, and then push the locking tab upwards. This makes the Co-Pilot virtually "locked" to the window. To remove it, simply release the locking tab, and break the air tight seal on the suction cup by pulling up on the small plastic tab on the cup itself. The Co-Pilot has a suction cup on both ends, allowing you to secure it to the right and left window. This creates a stable base to mount a camera Once mounted, the camera simply screws on to the 1/4 -20 standard post. This is the same post on all tripods and mounting hole on all cameras.
The Co-Pilot adjusts in width to fit different back seats. By loosening the tightening tabs by hand, the Co-Pilot telescopes and will adjust to windows from 36" apart in its narrowest setting, all the way out to 49.5" and all sizes in between. Once a distance is set, you simply lock the tightening tabs and the Co-Pilot remains that length until you change it.
Reviewed by: Pat 07/01/2012 10:22PM
Product ownership: Less than 3 months
Purchased from: Delkin Devices
The Fat Gecko Co-Pilot works perfectly with our Flight School's Contour Nflightcam. It required less than two minutes set up time for both the C-172 and CITRABRIA. I highly recommend it for Pilots, Flight Schools and CFI's.
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