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  1. Hi Terry I will take some photos to post, very ordinary even though in a past life I was a pipefitter using lead,would you belive. This is the first time I have soldered Galvanise so a bit messy on the back plate.( bit over confident I should have had a practice on some scrap ) front plate OK We were getting ramdom flashes in almost the form of horizontal lines but never lost picture. Regards Jeff
  2. Following cam man's instructions and not unconsiderable help from Terry I have constructed my first patch. I cut out the shapes no problem but finding a connector was another matter the one used in cam mans plans is, I belive, unobtainable in single quantities so I opted for a 'Solder SMA stub panel jack captive' item 295 6315 from the RS componants list UK and a plug - plug connector. Spaced the plate to 5mm using pieces of upvc I AM going to buy a good system ,honest!, but we have been playing with cheapo Hong Kong sets we have a 1.2 and a 100mw 2.4 gh. Did it work? My Grandson and I braved the bitter winds, here in the UK, on Sunday and attempted a test, we had planned to go over the park but the cold left us indoors fortunatly we live next to a school so after contacting the caretaker he let us 'play' on the field. So we are in the field the grandson walks off with the camera he gets 160 yards (not very far but it is a small school) and there is no decernable difference so I need more room and better weather. However I have now reread cam man's intructions and some related alternative threads and I wonder if the SMA connector I used has "cocked it up" I now read the centre pin diameter can make all the difference this one is 1.3 mm I left the insulation on having trimmed it back to 5mm, after reading some advice that it should be left on, but that is not so in cam man's design oh well back to the tin snips But I think I will find a bit more space before I run it over with my car Regards Jeff
  3. Thanks for the reply that is probadly where I will end up. I did want to send the pulse from the TX so it could be switched off or varied Regards ( I wish I knew what I was doing) Jeff
  4. I have recently got in to AP and want to move toward FPV however I am quiet happy with AP currently using a chip modified aiptek sd for stills and edvr for video. I bought two premier 3081s < 4 oz with battery cameras and rigged one with a servo it took quite nice photos at 3 MP but I have been spoilt by the aiptek's ability to be set on auto, taking photos every 4 seconds or so while I concentrate on flying the plane. I understand that I could probably modify the 3081 camera using a PIC chip however I would prefer to modify the TX to transmit a on/off pulse say every 4 seconds. Most guys (like me) are abit nervous to poke around inside a perfectly good cam with a soldering iron but most are happy to lash up a servo /shutter control. So the question is can anyone see a off the shelf way of bridgeing the gear channel on a TX with a means to provide the "high stick low stick" pulse automatically. In my minds eye I see a two way toggle switch wired primary to the gear switch powering some sort of multivibrator curcuit bridgeing the gear switch. The curcuit could possibly be fitted in the TX with the addition of another toggle switch. Even beter if the Hi sick / Low stick pulse could be varied from the TX This would enable the DIY use of various cameras without the need for "internal" modifications I can only see the concept here and would appreciate any advice. Regards Jeff
  5. stunning video I have been reading this thread and track your other posts. I have got to try this well done
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