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Old 12-25-2014, 11:26 AM
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Enclosed is a step-by-step walk thru outlining the fabrication steps needed to make a phone camera spotting scope mount. The intent is to make your own phone attachment that works.


spotting scope lens adapter from Lowes in plumbing dept


needs a flat face + 1.5 inch inner diameter


part # shown


scope to attach = Vortex solo monoscope 8x36 high end scope at ~$100


alternate view of scope


project materials, .062 aluminum sheet, iphone 5, adapter and such


adapter outer diameter measured = 2.24 inch


alum gage = .062 inch


iphone 5 width = 2.31 inch


iphone 5 height = 4.8 inch


trace phone + scope adapter on aluminum
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trim out trace on band saw


cut to size


drill camera hole


disc sand frame


file edges


sand edges


open up camera hole in frame


open up camera hole in adpter


need to mount adapter to frame


locate mounting holes


get correct flush head fasteners


thread into frame (tap)
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mount adapter to frame, notice hole size is bigger


add hook adhesive Velcro to frame, 2x strips


side tap threads into adapter at 4x locations


use circle template to mark locations to attach bolts


quick fit check


side view


Unattached view


Attached view, very stable


Scope attachment bolts can be turned by hand


phone to frame mount


drill hole to scope belt attachment
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connect mini tripod mount


bolt in


connect all items, phone, mount, scope


connect phone last


focus the scope and connect the phone


across the street view


clear camera view, max phone zoom


note use of flush fasteners on inner scope adapter


off to range to sight in reflex sight to my rem 870


mate phone to adapter


zoom in on target at 25 yards


overall setup
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easily see the shots, Iím only allowed to shoot slugs from the shotty


.22 rifle at 50 yards, full zoom, can see the shots on target


bench resting the 870

Observations and tips:
1. overall happy with the project.
2. 2. Performed well.
3. The phone camera at full zoom does not match the scope zoom. You loose a little zoom with phone camera attached
4. Best to use tripod, as hand held is a little shaky
5. Focus scope first then attach phone, then set up tripod
6. Attach phone last by slowly moving phone to backing while looking at screen
7. Zoom in screen with fingers
8. Have not tried to attach to rifle scope or real spotting scope, should work though
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Very neat

I'm gonna do sump-tin like that

My antique Simons 20-60 X 60 is ok - but just the convenience of using the Driod and glancing from the side w/ its 4 X increase would be nifty --
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Very good. I like that better than spending 80$
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Couple more shots of the phone camera adapter couple with a 20x-60x spotting scope


shooting a Tikka .223 at 100 and 200 yards


scope set to full 60x zoom


target closeup at 100 yards


target close-up at 200 yards


no need for large full size tripod


table top tripod works great.
No issues seeing hits at 200 yards with a .223
Allows other folks to watch the shooter and target thru camera screen and/or record the video or take picture as the rounds fly


side view


offset view
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Great idea. How long did it take to build?
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I want one
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Two questions.

Could you do this with a range (distance) finder?

Could you then use the range finder / phone as a spotting scope at a target range our would the field of vision / view be too narrow?

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Great idea. How long did it take to build?
about 1 hour to layout and rough machine. Another hour for fastener attachment and try out. This assumes all materials and fasteners are at hand.
The largest benefit, which may not be apparent is many can watch the target as you shoot as the spotting scope is not taken up by a single watcher. the concept will work for any camera phone, which has a finger touch screen zoom. This includes the iphone 5 and 6 series. I believe a camera zoom app is required for the iphone 4 series.
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Great job! If I only had a nice bandsaw I might tackle this. Here's a link to an app you can use to pair two phones together, I'm not sure of the distance it will work over, but it does work. http://bluxtouch.com/camera/lens.html
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The Blux system needs a WiFi connection to work. Not sure if range has wifi. I'll check next time I go.
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If you have one of two phones with a "hotspot" you create your own wifi.
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Couple more picture of the homemade camera mount:


set-up with table to tripod


off set view


zero camera zoom at 100 yards


engaging zoom with spreading fingers


100 yards, easy to see .22 holes in 60x spotting scope


50 yards, needed to backoff zoom


nice to observe target while shooting
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