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.
Terry, I appreciate the help! I am taking to heart your concerns about PCM failsafe. Of course, PCM vs. PPM is a completely different topic and one that has been debated thoroughly in other threads. I'm such a novice though, I still don't understand. Whether the CCPM is done by the computer radio or an external device - either way it seems that I still need an FS8 copilot instead of a CDP4 copilot? But I have a lot of practice flying to do before I take a camera up in the bird anyway, and I have all winter to work this out. There is a mind-boggling wealth of information on this mess
Thanks for the input! Have no idea what an "add-on CCPM" is. I think I can simplify my question: is anyone using a wireless video camera on an electric copter equipped with the FS8 copilot? If so, how does it work for you? and are you using a Futaba or JR Tx? Thanks!
Thanks for responding! My understanding is -- the Ikarus Eco 16 can be set up with a mechanical mixer, in which case the older CoPilot (CDP4) would work. But the one I have, assembled, is set up for a computer-controlled mixer, making this copter CCPM, which means the older version of FMA Copilot won't work. I could rebuild the copter with a mechanical mixer, and the old CDP4 would work. But do I want to do that? Will a novice have trouble setting up the mechanical mixer? Thanks!
Hi, I'm a new poster and I apologize if this has been discussed in another thread - if so, please direct me there. the search engine won't let me search for a 3-char keyword like FS8 or PCM. I have built a few successful wireless video-equipped RC robots for ground and water use. (I call them 'robots' because they aren't meant to perform like trucks or boats - they are built simply to gather video in places where humans can't go.) I stopped using PPM receivers in my robots because of the glitching. I'm about to venture into the air with an electric helicopter. I'm learning to fly