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    Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan
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    I have looking into DashCams. From what I can tell the attachment methods for these products are either suction cup or double-sided 3m tape affixed permanently to the windshield. Is there any way to make either of these DE tech compatible? My understanding is that directly wiring (not an electrical wire) a camera to the rear view mirror (in addition to one of the above attachments) could possibly meet the requirement (true or did I imagine that?). I am thinking wiring using a tool like:

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/6-in-safety-wire-twist-plier/A-p8434854e

    Alternately can anyone suggest a product that would meet DE requirements?

    #26285
    andy wright
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    Hi Brian,
    Our rule is that the camera must be rigidly mounted to the car, which usually means bolted or screwed to the vehicle. Safety-Wiring a camera to your interior mirror might work, although I would defer to our Tech Chief for his input on that. One driver used the same adhesive that is used to mount interior mirrors in many cars to attach a camera bracket to the inside of his windshield and we did allow that as it was a rigid mount. On a Boxster you might be able to make a bracket between the roll hoops to mount a camera, provided it does not impede rearward vision too badly.
    Andy

    #26373
    Squadguy
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    I use a GoPro Hero5Black which I have in a housing bolted to my Tow Hook, which is screwed into the frame. The Tow hook attachment is made by the same firm that manufactured the Tow- hook. The waterproof housing was bought off e-Bay.

    I use the GoPro remote to start and stop the video. I used to review the video post session after parking in the paddock, but with a larger volume memory card now in the camera, I just set it in the morning and forget it until I’m ready to go home, starting and stopping the camera as required.

    After the day ends, I remove the camera, re latch the housing, and unscrew the tow hook.

    I download the raw video off the card that evening, and therefore have an empty card for the next day. I spend snowy winter days editing the footage, and analyzing my mistakes.

    #26374
    Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan
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    I was thinking a more permanent DashCam — not specifically for DE days. One that would record all the time when driving (or parked – as some have that option).

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