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GoPro Tip: Hero 5 Black - How To Take Off The Front Lens And Side Doors

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GoPro Tip: Hero 5 Black - How To Take Off The Front Lens And Side Doors

Written by Warrick Kernes Many Action Gear customers phone in asking how exactly do you remove the lens off the front of the Hero 5 Black camera. We get an equal amount of queries about the cameras side door either not clipping off or not being able to be reattached. Some people even think they've broken the side door when it comes off. Of course both the front lens and the side door are supposed to come off and after watching this tutorial video you'll feel more confident to do it yourself without the fear of damaging it. Because the...

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South Africa's Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails

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South Africa's Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails

By David Davies South Africa is home to vast open velds and mountain paths. Our country is blessed enough to have areas with unspoiled rugged terrain, places that would make any mountain bike rider feel right at home.  The following list of South Africa’s top mountain bike spots, is aimed not only at seasoned riders but also for those looking to try trial riding for the first time. Braamfontein Spruit Trail - Gauteng This one is our personal favourite here at Action Gear. The main trail stretches out to about 18kms and travels alongside the Braamfontein Stream from the Sandton...

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FPV: A how-to-guide

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FPV: A how-to-guide

By Alan Ball  Firstly what is FPV?  It stands for First Person View and it’s when you attach a camera to a radio controlled multirotor or plane and fly it via the live video feed sent to goggles or a screen. A spotter is required at all times while flying FPV.  This is to ensure they point out the aircraft to the pilot should anything go wrong with your video signal.  More safety rules and guidelines for FPV flying can be found on the FlyFPVSA website. So what are all the components that make up an FPV system? FPV Camera...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Drone

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The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Drone

By David Davies Are you researching the right drone to buy and where to get it from? Here's our honest explanation of what to consider about which drone is right for you and which reputable shops you should consider.  Post any questions below or contact sales@actiongear.co.za

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Getting your Drone License & the laws explained

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Getting your Drone License & the laws explained

By David Davies Over the next 10 years drones will become part of our everyday lives. From production, surveying, security and animal stock taking. There are certain laws setup by the CAA for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS) You’ll either be operating under Hobby laws (Private use) or commercial laws. Private use or Hobby laws can be termed as follows by the CAA: For private operation, RPAS may only be used for an individuals personal and private purposes where there is no commercial outcome, interest or gain. Hobby laws/Private use Flight rules are as follows: Aerodromes – Not allowed to fly...

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