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 is being announced now (March 2021) so that everyone has 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.
Dave, Nice video, nice UAVs! Defintely. This can be quite expensive I'm finding. I'll be honest though, I do have an ulterior motive. I see UAVs and robotics in general as a great way to take my programming skill into an interesting field. I've been programming for about 10 years professionally and I'm getting tired of creating the same old 'business applications' over and over. So I figure if I can build a few of my own UAVs I could probably swing a job with a UAV builder like Aerovironment or similiar. It's good to know others are out there building UAVs, maybe bounce some
I'm curious, have any of you have contemplated making a Autonomous UAV that was aerobatic capable? I have been contemplating it some and at first I thought it may be impossible. But after a little research I did manage to find a group that has already done it using a helicopter at MIT: http://gewurtz.mit.edu/research/heli.htm My own plan is to first just capture the telemetry data using a few sensors connected to a cpu stick (Ublox GPS + Microstrain 3DM IMU + Gumstix) and then go from there. I haven't decided how to capture servo position just yet, along with a lot of other decisions.