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Offline CoachWalleye74

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Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« on: Sep 02, 2019, 09:47 AM »
At the end of last year I bought the Aqua View micro rev pro 5.0.  I have the Tripod and look Forward to using that in the permy and when setup on the portable for longer periods of time.

My question is about the snake arm.
 Any experiences with it? Does it fit this model? The description says it does but mixed reviews in the few I can find. 

Also with the snake arm, anyone have pics/descriptions on how they clamp it on and use it with their Vex?

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Re: Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« Reply #1 on: Sep 02, 2019, 10:09 AM »
I went with a GoPro style snake mount  with the Jaws mount...several useful application ..hooked atop my Vexilar Ultra case...on to my two man Frabill hoop pole ..the cameras mount should have a 1/4 x 20 screw hole ..so adding some GoPro style clips/mounts etc will give you many options  ...I even made a mount that is adhesive mount onto my Genz box for my Aqua Vu Micro 5 .

https://www.amazon.com/ALLCACA-Flexible-Adjustable-Gooseneck-Suitable/dp/B074V71V9Z/ref=sr_1_3?hvadid=77859221175916&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=gopro+snake+mount&qid=1567443521&s=gateway&sr=8-3

This kit seems to have what you need..just add Jaws snake mount

https://www.amazon.com/Woleyi-Accessories-Adhesived-Compatible-Cameras/dp/B07HNWB5CT/ref=sr_1_11_sspa?keywords=gopro+1%2F4+camera+mount&qid=1567444074&s=gateway&sr=8-11-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE0WEsxRVpMSzVHUEsmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzMjM4NDhPMTZQQjZaRzlHSEkmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDM0NzY1OTNMNVdJVDVOVjRHUjcmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl


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This mount is used on my shelter front lip ..use a rubber ball with a slit in it to control camera direction

















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Re: Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2019, 05:44 PM »
At the end of last year I bought the Aqua View micro rev pro 5.0.  I have the Tripod and look Forward to using that in the permy and when setup on the portable for longer periods of time.

My question is about the snake arm.
 Any experiences with it? Does it fit this model? The description says it does but mixed reviews in the few I can find. 

Also with the snake arm, anyone have pics/descriptions on how they clamp it on and use it with their Vex?

The snake arm works, you just need to use the extension that comes with the camera. I used a small RAM ball mount to mount mine on my garmin/clam bag build. I didn't care for that and am not sure how I'll do it this year. I upgraded to livescope and completely changed my garmin bag build, so I haven't messed around with it yet.  I didn't get a chance to use the snake arm to keep the camera hanging from my flip over last year but plan on using it that way this winter! :)

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Re: Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2019, 05:48 PM »
I also upgraded the memory card in mine so I can record more video. If you're interested here are the instructions:

https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=369940.msg3988676

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Re: Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2019, 07:50 AM »
Hardwater diehard:  if I get the GoPro arm does my it fit the camera 1/4x20 to screw on/attach, or do I need another piece? I like the idea of this arm with the spring clamp on the opposite end vs the one from Aqua View with the screw down style.  Could clamp to poles, counter, rod holder,  or vex case... seems easier.

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Re: Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« Reply #5 on: Sep 10, 2019, 08:35 AM »
Hardwater diehard:  if I get the GoPro arm does my it fit the camera 1/4x20 to screw on/attach, or do I need another piece? I like the idea of this arm with the spring clamp on the opposite end vs the one from Aqua View with the screw down style.  Could clamp to poles, counter, rod holder,  or vex case... seems easier.


Snake mount is designed to fit GoPro style cameras..so another mount/fixture is needed ( 1/4 x20 threaded camera adapter) and a release buckle
 there are two styles of 1/4 20 camera mounts that I am familiar with..The Snake mounts are readily available in a knock off versions via Amazon varying in price/shipping as are the threaded adapter and buckle  . You may be able to find a kit with all the needed items(and then some) but I have yet to do so .   

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AY7EDI8/ref=psdc_3347851_t3_B07L17W3BQ

https://www.amazon.com/HSU-Release-Buckle-Accessory-SJ4000/dp/B07RXQPBRW/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=gopro+release+buckle&qid=1568122195&s=gateway&sr=8-7

This kit will give you options to get you started and extra mounting options the self adhesive pads are quite strong

https://www.amazon.com/Woleyi-Accessories-Adhesived-Compatible-Cameras/dp/B07HNWB5CT/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=gopro+release+buckle+mount+and+1%2F4+20&qid=1568121981&s=gateway&sr=8-3
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Re: Aqua View micro Rev 5.0 Pro; snake arm and vex mod
« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 2019, 09:11 AM »
I went with a GoPro style snake mount  with the Jaws mount...several useful application ..hooked atop my Vexilar Ultra case...on to my two man Frabill hoop pole ..the cameras mount should have a 1/4 x 20 screw hole ..so adding some GoPro style clips/mounts etc will give you many options  ...I even made a mount that is adhesive mount onto my Genz box for my Aqua Vu Micro 5 .

https://www.amazon.com/ALLCACA-Flexible-Adjustable-Gooseneck-Suitable/dp/B074V71V9Z/ref=sr_1_3?hvadid=77859221175916&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=gopro+snake+mount&qid=1567443521&s=gateway&sr=8-3

This kit seems to have what you need..just add Jaws snake mount

https://www.amazon.com/Woleyi-Accessories-Adhesived-Compatible-Cameras/dp/B07HNWB5CT/ref=sr_1_11_sspa?keywords=gopro+1%2F4+camera+mount&qid=1567444074&s=gateway&sr=8-11-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE0WEsxRVpMSzVHUEsmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzMjM4NDhPMTZQQjZaRzlHSEkmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDM0NzY1OTNMNVdJVDVOVjRHUjcmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl


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This mount is used on my shelter front lip ..use a rubber ball with a slit in it to control camera direction
















Spring clothes pin also works good in lieu of rubber ball.

 



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