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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.

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 Jones

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  1. Tom. There is no need to to punch a hole in your watertight camera enclosure. Simply build a patch antenna and glue it to the inside of the box then on the out side of the box make an identical patch antenna solder the coax cable to the 2nd antenna and encase it in epoxy or some other resin making sure you have a water tight seal around the coax. Glue this external antenna to the outside of the box matching the position of the inside antenna, conect the other end of the coax to your 2.4 viceo receiver. Use a good 50 ohm coax, I have done this using low cost RG6 coax and sent 2.4GHz about
  2. Guys Check this out. See the list of Manufacturers on page 6. Dave. http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/article/a...l.jsp?id=301693
  3. Terry Please go to http://www.klarichelectronics.com/kedrx-2401.htm and take a look at the demo video of Matt Klarich's Diversity Receiver, Matt worked here at AUAV at the time that he developed the first prototype. I have to say that the prototype was outstanding and his new versions are even better. Just so you know I don't receive any compensation for promoting Matt's product other than knowing that it will do the job for you. Dave Jones AUAV.net
  4. Here's a 2nd link Dave http://www.flarm.com/index_en.html
  5. Check this out http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/article/a...l.jsp?id=175081 Dave Jones AUAV.net
  6. Delcam Go with the Klarich Electronics diversity receiver. I have used it and it flat out WORKS!!! there is no messing around with splitters and trying to keep the feed lines in phase. It's PLUG and PLAY. You just plug in it and it works, that simple. Dave Jones AUAV.net
  7. shedao In my early days of UAV work I have had a few of my UAV's do some aerobatics, of course it was unintentional but they did some very interesting aerobatics none the less. If you go to my web site at http://www.auav.net/ and look at the video of the The Newest Twin Boom Pusher from AUAV (click on the photo) you can see it doing some mild aerobatics, I was hand flying it at the time but I can't see any reason that it would not be possible to design a preprogrammed aerobatics routine. All it takes is the time and the will to do it and the most important parts is $$$$$. Dave Jones
  8. Guys The video of the newest Twin Boom Pusher by AUAV can be seen at http://www.auav.net/ just click on the photo. This aircraft will get an Ezi-Nav and video camera installed in it soon. Dave.
  9. Cyber-Flyer I agree with you that there are some that will interpret the new rule #9 claming that the PDC10 or my Ezi-Nav system is a violation of rule 9 because it can be reprogrammed to fly out of sight even though it may only have one way point that is well within the visual range of the pilot. Again Rule #9 states that No model aircraft shall be equipped with devices which allow it to be flown to a selected location which is beyond the visual range of the pilot. The way that I and ALL (well most) of my fellow club members see it, is like this. If I only have way points that are well
  10. cyber-flyer The following is paragraph #9 of the new 2005 Radio Control safety code. 9. The operator of a radio-controlled model aircraft shall control it during the entire flight, maintaining visual contact without enhancement other than by corrective lenses that are prescribed for the pilot. No model aircraft shall be equipped with devices which allow it to be flown to a selected location which is beyond the visual range of the pilot. The way I read it, now that the word autonomous has been removed we can fly aircraft that are equipped with devices that will allow for autonomous fli
  11. Guys Wile Maynard's electrostatic wing lever worked great under ideal conditions you need to follow up on what would happen if a thunder storm rolled in wile the aircraft was flying, I vaguely remember reading about how the electrostatic field of the earth would reverse causing the aircraft to roll inverted. If I remember correctly this is one of the reasons that it was never put into production for the common RC flyer. Dave Jones. AUAV.net
  12. Thanks Terry. I got it, and I am very happy with the review that the Ezi-Nav received in the article. They never get it 100% correct but it's close. Thanks again Dave Jones. AUAV.net
  13. Terry Could you please scan the auto-pilot article and email it to me I was supposed to get a copy of the magazine but it has not arrived as of yet. Thanks. Dave Jones AUAV.net
  14. LukeZ I could not agree with you more, I just cast my vote for the new UAV forum on RCGroups. Dave Jones AUAV.net
  15. fhhuber You said that you are "electronically impared" If you don't think you can build it give me a call and I will give you a price for building it for you. I have 5 of the #8402 servo driver kits instock. Thanks. Dave Jones AUAV.net Phone: 941-723-9058 Cell: 941-238-8394 Fax: 941-723-3823 Skype Name dave-jones email dave-AT-auav.net U.S. Mail 1802 8 th. St. W.. Palmetto Florida 34221
  16. fhhuber Go to Marlin P Jones & Assoc.Inc. at http://www.mpja.com/directview.asp?product...Go.x=13&Go.y=13 look at this servo motor driver kit # 8402-kit for $18.36 It will control 4 servos and uses 4 pots configured as voltage dividers to deliver 0 to 5 volts to the 4 A to D inputs of the PIC to control the servos. You can mount the PC board in the old transmitter case and use the control stick pots of the transmitter case as the voltage dividers. Then connect the output ot the 8402-kit to the servos with a 6 conductor cable two of the conductor will provide the +5 volts and gro
  17. mklarich How much is one of them there diversity receiver things any way? That sure is a nice looking airplane you got there how dose it fly and where can I get one?
  18. Guys please go to http://www.auav.net/videos/boom4_1.wmv and take a look at the NEW video, it's one of our single boom pusher aircraft and our Ez-Nav autopilot system in flight. It is a long video so give it time to load it is worth the time. Thanks Dave jones AUAV.net
  19. Crashergs Take a look at AUAV's Ezi-Nav at http://www.auav.net it is ever thing that you need to make your hangar 9 Super Cub autonomous. Dave Jones AUAV.net
  20. Dan Take a look at the video on my web site at http://www.auav.net/idaho_fish_and_game.htm Test Flight #3 it was conducted on the Snake River and I did not have any problems with the copilot and I had cliff's on both sides. Dave Jones AUAV.net .
  21. For a simple to use stability augmentation device the Co-Pilot rules!!! Dave Jones AUAV.net
  22. Cyber-flyer Dave Mathewson and I have been over this by email. He feels that the AMA needs to pull there heads out of the sand and wake up to the fact that we are here and that we are flying autonomous and video enhanced models. Dave and I agree that it would be much better for the AMA and all involved if the AMA would allow us to conduct our work with autonomous and video enhanced models under an AMA SIG, and to allow us to compile our own set of safety guidelines. He agrees that we are the ones should write the guidelines after all we are the ones that know more about what we are do
  23. Can any tell me how long a term is? Some of guys at my field say 2 years and some say 4 years. I don't know if I can take 4 more years of the outstanding leadership of Mr. Brown. I took the liberty to rewrite the AMA's Vision and Mission statements as I see them under the iron fist of Brown. dave Jones AUAV.net "What can Brown do for you?" AMA Vision We, the members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, along with Dave Brown are the pathway to the decline of airomodeling and should be committed to the funny farm for reelecting Mr. Brown to the office of president of the AMA. Th
  24. Has any one seen the article on digital aerial photography in the Dec 2004 issue of Nuts & Volts magazine. http://www.nutsvolts.com The article is not as advanced as some of the stuff that most of are working on but if you can get a copy it is well worth the read. Dave Jones AUAV.net
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