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Re: Dash Cam

Post by Welly » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:12 am

lol at the speed camera van at 0.14 secs, what was ally406 saying again?

I like the quality there FP, even the night time stuff looks good to me. I've been thinking about one of these.
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by Captain Jack » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:43 pm

Cool! So, what's your 0-60 time? :supafrisk:
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by FarmerPug » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:33 pm

That speed camera van i went past at 28mph, my friend got a ticket from it a few mind later for doing 54 in a 40.

CJ i dont know what my 0-60 time is, the device has gps logging but the speed isnt 100% accurate. But i reckon the car can do it aroud 10 seconds with the floor mat pulled back (its got a habbit of going into its " eco mode" by piling up behind the accelerator pedal)

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Re: Dash Cam

Post by dave406 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:53 pm

FarmerPug wrote:That speed camera van i went past at 28mph, my friend got a ticket from it a few mind later for doing 54 in a 40.

CJ i dont know what my 0-60 time is, the device has gps logging but the speed isnt 100% accurate. But i reckon the car can do it aroud 10 seconds with the floor mat pulled back (its got a habbit of going into its " eco mode" by piling up behind the accelerator pedal)

Im glad mine is the only one with 'eco mode'
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by Busman » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:31 pm

I think that the time rapidly approaches to invest in one of these.
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by Rolebama » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:57 am

The manufacturers marks on mine are Chinese writing, so I haven't a clue who made it, but it was bought it for the last car. As well as filming for around 5 - 8 mins in the event of a collision, it also has the ability to film anybody messing with the car. I also like the picture-in-picture from the rear one. It was a prezzy, so I only know it came from China via EBay. Had it for just over a year, and it has never missed a thing. Only problem is that it does not like recording in highest resolution, so I have both front and rear cameras set for 720p. It will do higher resolution if I disconnect the rear camera.
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:05 am

Which camera is that?

I spotted this earlier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310800996600? ... 1438.l2649 same sensors, same chips, same thing?? Cheaper and free delivery (even to Croatia!)
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by FarmerPug » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:49 pm

Ive not opened mine up to see what the chips inside it are but i can't imagine it being much different, at that price its good value.

I made a headrest mount today (mainly for the subaru but it should be able to fit into any car) out of a bit of the box section used for the shelving in the mushroom houses, a cheap camera balljoint off ebay and a universal phone tripod holder:
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It uses a pair of U bolts to clamp onto the headrest, one is fixed into place, the other is adjustable so it can be used in different cars:
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A bit of old glove wrapped in tape around the U bolts was used to give a bit more grip onto the headrest poles, a bit of hose might be neater but this is cheaper:
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by steve_earwig » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:01 pm

Is this for the dash cam or for holding a proper camera while you're driving?
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by FarmerPug » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:38 pm

steve_earwig wrote:Is this for the dash cam or for holding a proper camera while you're driving?
Its for holding a proper camera when I'm operating the subaru, Ive had it in a ditch a few times recently :cheesy:
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But i also wanted to make this to hold a camcorder inside a car instead of trying to use a tripod and making it sit still.

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Re: Dash Cam

Post by trufflehunt » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:02 am

Bit off topic...

How's that Subaru been for you? Seem to remember you getting it for next
to nothing, IIRC.

Or is it just for ditch exploration.
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by FarmerPug » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:32 am

Its only an old thing for raking round the fields, i use it mainly for storing tools in the boot.

It would need the sills welded towards the rear wheel arches as i can see holes, the exhaust needs replaced, the suspension is old and tired, the handbrake seizes if it sits for any length of time, and there is bad rust above the windscreen.
Mechanically its 100%, and everything electrical still works even the heated seats. the starter is a bit weak but once it starts it gets round the fields very well.

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Re: Dash Cam

Post by Welly » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:43 am

I like the Subaru, I wouldn't be surprised if someone turned up in that saying it cost £2,000.00 to be honest, although not really knowing what they cost but it looks fine certainly not a shitter anyway.
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by benczuk » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:52 am

FarmerPug wrote:I made a headrest mount today (mainly for the subaru but it should be able to fit into any car) out of a bit of the box section used for the shelving in the mushroom houses, a cheap camera balljoint off ebay and a universal phone tripod holder:
Erm, I wouldn't like to be in a crash with that attached, cant help but think it would end up straight through my neck!
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Re: Dash Cam

Post by FarmerPug » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:39 am

Its attached very solidly to the headrest, the bar itself has plastic caps on each end to prevent it going through necks. The iphone might fly out during an accident due to the design of the mount but a normal camcorder could be used instead.

Its not too much different than one of these
http://www.cameragrip.co.uk/acatalog/ha ... mount.html

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