R/C MODEL VIDEO & PROJECTS
||The original emphasis our site was to share our experiences with
a low cost wireless video camera that could be carried by a R/C model aircraft.
We have since updated our site's scope and now share construction articles
to interesting video and R/C projects.
When I first experimented
with wireless video on my R/C models (late 1990's) I discovered that low
cost 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 that would fit
in a model aircraft. It was based on X10's low cost wireless surveillance
Fast forward a decade:
Things have changed and affordable high quality wireless camera equipment
is now readily available. So X10 video cam hacks, like the ones you'll read
about here, are no longer needed (thank goodness). However, the information
remains on our web site for archival use.
Fortunately, the RC-Cam
site offers much more than X10 camera mods. There are also interesting video
and R/C related projects in our Special Projects
section. Here you can learn how to make a high performance 2.4Ghz patch antenna,
sophisticated camera pan/tilt controller, micro-sized airplane, a lost model
finder, and much more.
We also host a very
popular technical forum for sharing R/C related camera and telemetry 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"
don't send us private e-mails asking for personal advice. Instead, send your
comments to the 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.
By the way, useful
model R/C resource sites can be found at
RC Universe and
These sites offer access to other R/C car, boat, airplane and heli modelers.
At these sites you can ask questions and buy or sell R/C stuff. Check them
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an experienced adult pilot. Our sponsors are not responsible for the content
of this site and do not endorse radio controlled model helicopters or the
use of video camera equipment on them (or any other R/C model). Our sponsors
and/or the web site's authors are NOT responsible for any personal injury,
property damage, or financial loss resulting from using the published