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June 17th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Trailcam tutorial video. This tutorial uses the bigfoot board with 3/8" standoffs. AA externals and a HPWA fresnel. Pelican 1040 case with 3d camo affect. Let meknow what you think of the build and if I missed anything.




June 17th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Just watched the videos. Very helpful tips there. I think I'm going to try bigfoot boards on my next series of builds. :thumbs_up

June 17th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Charles - looks pretty comprehensive. Just a couple of issues I would have and they are more stylistic versus substantive. The fewer holes I drill in a case the happier I am so I mark my standoff holes and then using a 17/64 drill bit, make a small countersink dimple and fill that with goop and then place my board in there. Once that goop sets, I remove the board leaving the standoffs there,then I apply one more layer of goop around each standofff, once that dries, they are not going anywhere.

Speaking of goop, charles makes it look easy using the tube: it's not. I'd suggest getting a small syringe and using that to apply the goop. It's a lot cleaner and applies at a smaller bead.

The glass, I run just a small thin layer first before the glass gets put in and they once it is where I want it, I then use my syringe and apply a thicker bead around the edge of the glass, once it settles, it forms a nice neat appearance and you should not have to worry about the goop touching and causing any bleed issues.

Again more style over substance - video is pretty darn good.

June 17th, 2010, 03:37 PM
If I had a nice camo cae then I would get real careful of the goop. I haved never had a cam leak at any external hole. As long as you seal the screws. I try to keep it simple for a new builder. 1" hole for everything. As I stated in the video the build looks bad but with this build everything gets covered.

June 17th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Charles in the thousands of pics and videos I've gotton, I've never heard one deer, coyote, squirrel say anything negative about the appearance of my cases. :) I've always thought we put too much of a premium on how our cams looks - especially on the outside. As long as it blends in with the surroundings you use it at, that's all that really matters. Neatness on the inside is important later on down the road for troubleshooting or keeping things out of the way, but at the end of the day most of us are building to use not to sell.

Your build looks pretty good to me and the video will be very helpful.

The Phantom
June 17th, 2010, 04:47 PM
to get home and see the video. Youtube is blocked at work!!!! :eek:

June 17th, 2010, 05:00 PM
I see someone using foam and covering all the component. It looks very good. One problem. We put these builds outside in bad weather. If any moisture gets into that foam it will stay there. This will cause a electrical mess. Corrosion in the camera and control boards. This is one reason I always keep my camera up high. If water gets into the case I don`t want it getting to the camera. One thing my builds don`t look the best. I want functionality.

The Phantom
June 17th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Can't wait to build a couple.

June 18th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Very nice Charles.....I'll make this one a sticky too! :thumb:

June 18th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Treetop the maker of the bigfoot board does come on this forum so he will come and answer questions about his board.

July 5th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I would love to see a video tutorial like this for an infrared camera... ;-) Thanks for the great videos buckshot!

August 9th, 2010, 10:03 PM
wow extremely helpfull video, thanks for taking the time to do this and the many others i have seen tonight!!!!

August 10th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Very helpful. I think I am going to give it a shot.

November 27th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Here is a bigfoot board mounting alternative. It is a alignment mounting bracket. Here is the links to the videos.