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Almost complete! Here, cam is installed with original clear tape protecting lense. Now all that`s left is to fabricating plastic round clear windows made fron clear CD cover. Insert it to protect the lense.
 

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I so so so want to mount a camera in the nose too. Great idea re foam surround (I assume to aid in mounting re the velcro pad versus screws, but to also dampen vibes and protect the canera re shock… no issue re potential overheating?). Fab mod work from you again Lovin!

Likewise I was aiming to drill through the nose but am also considering mounting inside the headlight. My DRLs make the parking light redundant (and technically I think you are only allowed to show max two parking lights not three here in tge UK (though I've never ever used the function full stop and no issues re MoT checks)).

Upsides would be cleaner lines (no external hole cutting) and great camera protected.

Downside I'd have to smooth out the internal ridges in the headlight lens to create a clear flat window area in tge headlight lens. Possibly guard against internal reflections/ light spill from the headslights and heat disipation (if a factor). Wonder if it would constitute an illegal headlight mod re UK roads? Prob much harder install too.

On balance nose cone drilling seems the winner esp to maintain as wide a viewing angle as possible (else under windscreen may also be an option)

Thoughts anyone?

Rgds Mallow1
 

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@Lovin',

Are you going for recording only or a screen up in the dash area (esp if going for rear camera too)? Video only or audio too?
Take a look at INNOV I am running the K2 setup now front and rear
 

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unfortunately I spilled hot tea on my keyboard and my keys are dead so right now I'm using Google record and cutting and pasting O Brother
 

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I so so so want to mount a camera in the nose too. Great idea re foam surround (I assume to aid in mounting re the velcro pad versus screws, but to also dampen vibes and protect the canera re shock… no issue re potential overheating?). Fab mod work from you again Lovin!

Likewise I was aiming to drill through the nose but am also considering mounting inside the headlight. My DRLs make the parking light redundant (and technically I think you are only allowed to show max two parking lights not three here in tge UK (though I've never ever used the function full stop and no issues re MoT checks)).

Upsides would be cleaner lines (no external hole cutting) and great camera protected.

Downside I'd have to smooth out the internal ridges in the headlight lens to create a clear flat window area in tge headlight lens. Possibly guard against internal reflections/ light spill from the headslights and heat disipation (if a factor). Wonder if it would constitute an illegal headlight mod re UK roads? Prob much harder install too.

On balance nose cone drilling seems the winner esp to maintain as wide a viewing angle as possible (else under windscreen may also be an option)

Thoughts anyone?

Rgds Mallow1
Thanks mate! yep I use velcro instead of screws a lot easier and foam to dampen vibes and protect cam fromshock.placing cam inside headlight sounds like a real headache not to mention heatlight reflection. nose cone drilling nose cone easy and fairly simple. okay so I will have a dash cam split screen for front or back and I can record at anytime
 

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Hey Malo! I have an Fi model so putting the air horn in the back of the headlight is Mission Impossible! believe me I tried! The only feasible place I can put them would be in back on the grills on the tail section. will need to modify the toolkit area to support two compressors...
 

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One airhorn will fit between the forks on an FI (Twisted Throttle published a "how to"… when I bought my first one I hadn't spotted the instructions were for an FI not a carbie so my garage fitted it under the tank instead… hence me investigating alternative solutions and ending up nose cowl soln fir carbies).

So scope out:
  • between the forks (apparently there's enough clearance for 1 in FIs)
  • check out under the tank free space (space for 1 on a carbie, not sure re FI)
  • consider the split versions (compressor in different location than the horn shell itself… may allow horns to be up front and compressors out of sight)
 

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One airhorn will fit between the forks on an FI (Twisted Throttle published a "how to"… when I bought my first one I hadn't spotted the instructions were for an FI not a carbie so my garage fitted it under the tank instead… hence me investigating alternative solutions and ending up nose cowl soln fir carbies).

So scope out:
  • between the forks (apparently there's enough clearance for 1 in FIs)
  • check out under the tank free space (space for 1 on a carbie, not sure re FI)
  • consider the split versions (compressor in different location than the horn shell itself… may allow horns to be up front and compressors out of sight)
Yeah I thought about between the forks but that would only be for one horn. I want to keep both horned relatively close to each other and of course the compressors have to be relatively close as well. Tank is a no-go. I have the split version and I will be ordering the second one soon. Other options for the horn could be possibly hanging from hangers on the oil cooler or maybe on the inside of the fairing near the engine but the heat might kill the horns not sure, and don't need the fender banging into the horns… so for now it seems the only viable option would be placing each horn on the vents on the tail section. Forget to grab rail! And I want them concealed. The only boob is Beetle bags may slightly dampen sound somewhat, when installed.
 

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There's the Stebel Magnum 139dB horns. They are supposed to be more compact. I've not got experience of them but may be worth investigating.

I did however have them on my list until I managed to squeezer both my Stebel Nautilus and chinese knock off into the carbie nose cone.
 

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Stebel Magnum works well enough for me. I actually have it tucked away under the seat, and its still loud enough to scare folks. I originally had one replacing the OEM horn at front, until a spectacularly potholed road introduced my front mudguard to it, causing both to shatter, along with my nerves.
 

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Hello Fellow Fighter Pilots! Finally been able to do some work after a 2 month "Absence". Over the next 3 wks or so will be doing some mad, mad work! So stay tuned!

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Finish product looks pretty good! Now, the challenge to make vent tube opening slightly larger to accommodate grill AND glue... Will need to cut off vent tubing end and custom form some hard foam the to match vent increase in overall size.

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After first cut out I realized I neede a bit of an overhang for a perfet fit.
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Final product! Aluminum duct tape to "protect" foam from dirt and dust. Perfect fit!
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I wonder... What other Fighter Pilots have done for the vent tube connection. With the mesh in place you wouldn't have a "perfect" seal. So... just puting out there, what have you done for a perfect fit for those who have the nose grill mesh?
 

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Lovin... Looking good there bro… keep the pics coming. You gonna remould your beetlebags to gain the extra internal space liberated by lack of indicator stalks or just foam fill the locations?
 
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