Attention: RC-CAM.com will be closing down August 2021.The RC-Cam.com forum was the very first online community dedicated to the advancement of wireless video cameras on radio controlled (R/C) models. This is now called "FPV" (First Person View). We are proud of the contributions that our members have made to the FPV hobby.
We've seen significant changes over the last twenty years. Initially there were a lot of eager R/C hobbyist that built their own video systems. Allowing these creative individuals to share their work was the purpose of this site. Now the FPV market is flooded with low cost systems; Sadly DiY FPV video projects are now rarely discussed.
RC-CAM.com (main site and forum) will be closing down August 2021. This was announced several months ago (March 2021) to allow our members ample time to download any information that is important to them. After the site is shutdown the information will no longer be available here.
We appreciate every member's involvement with advancing the FPV hobby. It is indeed sad to say goodbye to all our online friends. Be safe and stay healthy.
commalot posted a topic in R/C Wireless Video: General Info, RF Gear, and CamerasI first got interested in wireless video thru this site. I am using Black Widow A/V equipment. Here is a link to my first flight. Putfile
commalot replied to commalot's topic in R/C Wireless Video: General Info, RF Gear, and CamerasHere's an update. I bought and installed the low voltage alarm suggested by Mr. RC-Cam (LightFlight). It works great and has several alarm features (lets you know the state of the battery each time you turn on the video and also starts alarming when battery gets low) The only problem was the beeps were too quiet. I solved this by utilizing the audio channel on the transmitter which I wasn't going to use. I bought a very small microphone and intalled it by the beeper. Now I can here it thru the camcorder very clearly when transmitting video. Just finished it today. Haven't flown it yet.
commalot replied to commalot's topic in R/C Wireless Video: General Info, RF Gear, and CamerasThank you for the quick replys. I think Mr. RC-Cam's suggestion will work just fine. As long as I can hear the alarm I can shut it off.
commalot posted a topic in R/C Wireless Video: General Info, RF Gear, and CamerasI joined this forum about a year ago and finally have a plane about ready to go with onboard video. I'm running the Tx and camera (Black Widow A/V) on a 900Mah Lipo. I'm concerned about running the voltage too low on the Lipo. I could just keep track of the time transmitting. I have a servo/electric switch on channel 5. A better solution would be some sort of low voltage cutoff set to 9 volts. I have a 3 cell Lipo. Problem: I'm not an electronics whiz. Is it fairly simple to rig up something like this??