Ribcage AIR Mod Kit – 3DR Solo Bundle

USD $215.00


Our Ribcage AIR mod kit for Hero4 plus our Dead Weight counterbalance kit for Solo! Install Back-Bone’s custom, all aluminum Ribcage AIR mod kit on any GoPro Hero4 Silver or Black (not included). Your camera will then be able to take micro M12, CS-Mount or C-Mount lenses. Designed for small UAVs and GoPro stabilizers the Ribcage AIR was built specifically to fit the 3DR Solo gimbal!  Our premium machined aluminum plates are 50% lighter than our standard Ribcage Hero4 Mod. Use the counterbalance system to perfectly balance your camera based on the lens you are using. Detailed step by step video instructions. Note: CS and C-Mount lenses are not recommended for use on Solo or any other small GoPro gimbal. The Ribcage AIR mod kit is not compatible with Hero3/3+

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Product Description

**Please note that this product is not necessarily for everybody. It requires you to take apart and re-assemble your camera which will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Back-bone has no control over the end user’s skill level and cannot be held responsible for accidental damage. We recommend that you view the  installation video on our support page before you buy to make sure this is right for you. If you don’t feel comfortable performing the installation yourself we also offer Hero4 Silver and Black cameras that have already been modified and tested. Contact us to inquire about our installation services if you already own a compatible camera. Many of our dealers also offer installation services.


Maximum Versatility

Never before has there been a more versatile camera than the Ribcage AIR Modified GoPro Hero4. It’s small size, light weight and astonishing shooting options make it a pocket sized powerhouse. It features native CS & C-Mount lens support as well as M12 lens compatibility. Almost any popular lens type can be attached with optional adapters including Canon, Nikon, Pentax and more! Take advantage of what professional lenses have to offer: manual focus control, a more cinematic depth of field, macro shooting, optical zoom and iris control. You’ll receive a removable tripod mount so you can connect your camera to professional mounts and supports. Want night vision? Just take out the IR-cut filter so you can see in the dark with any IR light source! Have a difficult lens? Use the adjustable flange distance feature to get the perfect results.

Light as AIR

RC_AIR_5_webDesigned from the ground up to be as light as possible for increased compatibility with gimbals and drones, the Ribcage AIR Modified GoPro Hero4 is perfect for any aerial platform. Connect your favorite CS & C-Mount lenses for use on large gimbals or use the included M12 lens mount to use your camera with GoPro sized drones and gimbals. The Ribcage AIR features special mounting points for secure seating on 3DR’s Solo. Many distortion free wide angle lenses are available to get exactly the look you want.

All of the lens mounting rings are easily removable for filter exchange and sensor cleaning. Combine up to two custom filters in camera at the same time.  You won’t need filters for all your different lenses anymore, just  for the camera! Now you can use ND, cold mirror, NDVI and other custom wavelength filters with your M12 lenses, or lenses that have no filter threads on the front. Choose from our line of tried and tested high resolution lenses, or use your own. Browse through our library of high resolution lenses to find the right lens for your needs!

360 VR


Ribcage AIR cameras with 190° circular fisheye lenses mounted in our Modulus 3x mounting bracket – perfect for high resolution 360° video!

The Ribcage AIR fully supports all the best lenses currently used to capture stunning high resolution, high frame rate immersive 360° videos with fewer cameras! Mount Entaniya, iZugar and more! Check out our Modulus series of mounts and mods; all fully compatible with your Ribcage AIR! Single lens, back-to-back and 3x camera are rigs available as well as unique components so you can create your own camera arrays.

Vintage Glass

C-Mount has been around since the 1920’s where it was originally used on movie cameras. The Ribcage camera can accept all kinds of vintage lenses including those from 16mm movie cameras like Bolex, or 8mm C-Mount and D-Mount home movie camera lenses (adapter required). Film is a rare commodity these days, so why not give your lenses new life with Ribcage!

From Microscopes to Telescopes and Everything in Between

microscopeIn addition, C-Mount is commonly used in scientific and medical imaging equipment so the camera can be directly connected to many microscopes and telescopes! Insert custom filters in order to capture specific wavelengths.





Features include:

  • Out of the box compatibility with M12(S-Mount), CS-Mount , C-Mount lenses and accessories
  • New light weight design
  • Removable tripod mounting plate
  • New ‘Deep Socket’ M12 mount is compatible with even more lenses, reducing the need for heavy adapters
  • Adjustable flange distance
  • Combine up to two different filters of two different sizes in camera at the same time (15mm or 10mm diameter, 1mm thickness)
  • Fully compatible with the EXO mini Mounting Bracket
  • Fully compatible with the 3DR SOLO gimbal
  • Easily removable mounting rings allow access to the image sensor for cleaning
  • Adjustable flange distance

* M12 lenses under 10 grams recommended for Solo and other GoPro gimbals. Back-Bone’s ‘DEAD WEIGHT’ gimbal balancing kit for Solo recommended for best results and to reduce wear on the gimbal. CS and C-Mount lens types are too heavy for GoPro based gimbals. These are recommended only for larger platforms.


DeadWeightProd1No more quarters and tape! Built specifically for the 3DR Solo gimbal, the DEAD WEIGHT balancing kit for Solo allows you to easily counterbalance lenses, filters and accessories mounted to your stock GoPro or Ribcage AIR modified cameras. Ultra dense metals were chosen for the counterweights to pack the most punch in a tiny size. Almost 2x heavier than lead! Our easy to use snap-on mounting system clips easily onto the back of your Solo gimbal. You can then snap our custom weights into any of the 10 clip positions. Just position the weights until your camera is balanced vertically and then slide the entire assembly left or right to balance it horizontally. A balanced gimbal means more efficient operation, less stress on the motors and of course butter smooth video.

Package includes:

  • 1x Ribcage AIR Mod Kit
  • CS/C lens mounts
  • 1x Deep Socket M12 lens mount
  • 2x IR cut filter (15mm)
  • 1x IR cut filter holder / spacer
  • 1x Micro Allen key for adjusting the flange distance
  • 1x packet of spare screws, L-keys and hardware
  • 1x flexible image sensor extension
  • 1x packet of thermal paste
  • Snap-on mounting system (counterbalance)
  • 4x 4g weights
  • 2x 2g weights
  • 1x retaining bracket

Additional Information

Package Weight 0.4 kg
Package Dimensions 23 x 21 x 4 cm

Black, Red

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