Universal Airborne Camera Mounts
for Helicopters, Aircraft, Cockpits, and More.
Rugged Video offers a number of universal mounts for mounting cameras in the cockpit, or exterior of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.
Rugged Video universal mounts are currently used in number of airframes including:
- Eurocopter EC130
- Eurocopter AS350
- Bell 206
- Bell 407
- AgustaWestland AW109
- AgustaWestland AW101
- Robinson R44
- Robinson R66
- Gulfstream GIII
Big Mite – Aluminum Airborne Camera Mount
The Big Mite is a cast aluminum collar, machined ball, and spud. The spud can be bolted directly to a solid surface using a #8 to 1/4″ flat machine screw. The collar is then clamped to the spud and locks the ball in place. The Big Mite is a larger version of the MiniMite designed to support larger cameras in high vibration environments.
Mini Mite – Aluminum Airborne Camera Mount
The Mini Mite is a cast aluminum collar, machined ball, spud, and extension with a flat base option. The spud can be bolted directly to a solid surface using a #4 to #10 flat machine screw. The collar is then clamped to the spud and locks the ball in place. Alternatively the spud can be affixed to the flat base which can be attached to a solid surface using 4 x #4 or #6 screws. The Mini Mite is designed for smaller cameras like the HD29, HD19, or HD23.
Ultra-Clamp – Clamping Airborne Camera Mount
The Ultra-Clamp Mount is a cast aluminum frame with a poly-carbonate injection molded adjustment attachment. This mount is clamped to a secure bar or flat with a hand screw. Additionally the top may be removed and mounted directly to any surface using a 1/4″-20 screw. This mount can hold any size Rugged Video camera. The standard Ultra-Clamp opens from 0 to 1.5″ with options for a 1″ to 2.5″ opening or 1″ to 4″ opening.
Locking Suction Mount – Airborne Suction Camera Mount
The Locking Suction Mount is an injection molded poly-carbonate mount with the same aluminum collar and ball as the Big Mite. The suction mount features a wide cup that can attach to any smooth, hard, clean surface. The suction cup is secured with a lever that creates additional vacuum within the cup. This mount can hold any Rugged Video camera, but should only be used inside the cockpit for portable installations. The mount is secured with air-pressure and thus should be tethered to avoid injury should a change in pressure occur, or the mount was to lose pressure.
Pedestal- Basic Camera Mount
Pedestal Mount – is a cast aluminum collar, machined ball, and formed steel flat base. The base can be attached directly to a solid surface using 3 x #4 screws. The ball is secured with friction by using a winged screw. The pedestal is designed for smaller cameras like the HD29, HD19, or HD23.