R/C MODEL VIDEO & PROJECTS
||The original emphasis of this site was to provide
details on how to build a wireless video camera system that could be carried by a R/C model
aircraft. Nowadays there's no need for the elaborate hacking because
ready-to-use systems are sold by a variety of specialty retailers that
cater to the FPV hobby.
When I first experimented
with wireless video on my R/C models (late 1990's) I discovered that wireless video gear was difficult to find. Sadly, the available quality
built equipment sold for several hundred dollars. So, I decided to create
my own by hacking consumer type wireless video systems. These experimental
efforts quickly evolved into a compact wireless color camera system that would fit
in a model aircraft. It was based on X10's low cost wireless surveillance
Fast forward about
fifteen years: An entirely new R/C hobby called FPV (First Person View)
has been created from the efforts of visionary modelers. Affordable high quality wireless camera equipment
is now readily available. So X10 video camera hacks, like the ones you'll read
about here, are no longer needed (thank goodness). However, the information
remains on the web site for archival use.
Fortunately, the RC-Cam
site offers much more than X10 camera hacking information. There are also interesting video
and R/C related projects in our Special Projects
section. These projects were created years ago but most are relevant
The rc-cam site hosts a technical forum for sharing
FPV and R/C projects.
The forum is also the place to discuss the projects found on the main site.
You can join the RC-CAM Forum by clicking the "Forums"
do NOT send us private e-mails asking for personal advice. Instead, join
our forum and get insightful help from the RC-CAM community
This is NOT a commercial
web site. It is maintained by an R/C modeler who believes that other hobbyists
may have an interest in unconventional R/C related projects. This site offers
more than just technical information; it is really an adventure story that
highlights one man's early attempts at getting his eye-in-the-sky. Much was
learned along the way, and by sharing the details, perhaps you will too.
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