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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.

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About dleroi

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  1. It's a Mikrokopter "heavy lift" quadrocopter. You can build them or buy them ready to fly. Google "Mikrokopter RTF". - Don
  2. Unfortunately, you have to register at the site to be allowed to download and my French isn't good enough for me to muddle through it. - Don
  3. Penpen, I can help. What MPU are you planning to use? - Don
  4. I have been trying to chase down information on using the audio channel to downlink telemetry for several days. Every seemingly hopeful path I've followed has led to a deadend. If you succeed in finding anything, PLEASE post a link here. - Don
  5. Mr. RC-Cam, I was about to suggest multipath interference. That's what you're saying, right? - Don
  6. Kind of late to the game, but I seem to have the same module. It has the same top number, but the bottom number is FD0906AT3. Interesting that mine was manufactured in 06/09. Was yours manufactured in 35/08? Mine has a yellow wire that comes out near the RF connector and runs underneath the Rx between the module and the case. It isn't connected to anything on the end outside the module. Any idea what that is? It looks like an antenna. Is this a transceiver module in other applications? Speaking to quality control, mine also has a label on the other side that says "1.3GHZ Receiver"
  7. Nice, Dimitris! We chatted over on RC Groups. I'm glad to see it worked out so well. - Don
  8. BTW, Polonium-210 is purported to have been the substance used to kill Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy, last week! - Don
  9. Mr. RC-Cam, I suppose it could be "ground effect", but the behavior is the same as T.I. says happens when the polonium weakens. I was hoping that the polonium was originally used to increase the sensitivity and that it might not be required with state-of-the-art circuitry. I've sent a PM to Helmut Lelke, asking him to describe his current sensors, but haven't received a reply. If I were to find out that he no longer uses polonium, then I could get excited about this, again. - Don
  10. I've decided this is not a viable alternative for stabilization - at least not for me. I built a clone of the Chinese fella's system. It does actually respond to changes in tilt, but as TI suggested, it acts like a gyro. Maybe with the polonium it would behave as advertised, but that isn't the way I want to go. I'll probably attempt the accelerometer/gyro/Kalman filter solution, next. Meanwhile, I have my co-pilot and I'm attempting to gain an understanding of Kalman filters. - Don
  11. TI, Thanks for the info. I've been trying to contact him to no avail. His email address on CRRC doesn't work. I agree with you on placing the FET stages at the extremities and that's what I've done in my experiments. My hope, though, is to build something that doesn't require the isotope. It may be wishful thinking, but I don't see any sign of isotopes on his Albatross II photos or drawings. Were your discussions with him pre, or post, Albatross II? - Don
  12. Is either of you familiar with Helmut Lelke's use of this method in his gliders? It appears he's been doing it successfully for over 20 years. I came across an article in "RC Soaring Digest" where he talks about Maynard Hill helping him with his initial attemps. Interesting read. Let me know if you haven't already seen it and I'll try posting it. - Don
  13. Terry and Mr. RC-Cam, I didn't mean to imply that I had translated the whole document. I used bablefish.altavista.com to translate certain phrases and sentences. The translations read a lot like some of the users manuals we've all seen come out of Asia, but it was sufficient to give the flavor of what he was doing. I've adapted his circuits to use components I had on hand, or could get my hands on, and I've breadboarded a bit of it to see if it shows any promise. The FETs, with 1" antennas, are amazingly sensitive. They pick up my waving a piece of plastic from across the room. Of c
  14. Anyone care to revive this topic? I've done a little "translating" and have sort of figured out what he's doing. BTW, the gyro wasn't part of the project. Rather, it was used to verify the output of the thing. - Don
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