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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.


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    Las Vegas Nevada USA O'ahu Island Hawaii
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    Flying model aircraft, Flying with onboard video, using video goggles. Boating
  1. Have you checked out Hobby Kings website? they offer multi channel .9 GHZ and 2.4 GHZ up to 1000 M/w for 2.4 and 1500 M/w on .9 . No mention of ham license nor the one channel only rule for the USA and Canada. My old .9 has 4 and 2.4 has eight channel dip switches. Suppose we want to fly together on separate frequencies? Humm Just FYI
  2. I have replaced the saw filters in 900 MHZ RX. Before the swap out, I have noticed at distance 2 miles + some noise possible from transmitter close to frequency I was on. Now eliminated with the ECS-D480A New saw filter. Works old was F 480 2
  3. After sending the AMA letters and letters from others about the growing FPV addition to our hobby of flying model rc aircraft, they now allow us to fly FPV. Please go to: http://www.modelaircraft.org on the home page in the "search" type in FPV. Please read! . Command pilot (spotter) and FPV pilot must have a current AMA membership. I am currently working with the FAA as to flying elsewhere in whatever area to obtain a clearance for precoordinate (COA) certificate of authorization. That way full scale aircraft will stay clear of our area. To fly high and distance out. out of urban areas.
  4. Phil: I have both the 900 MHZ with 500 milliwatts of RF power from Range Video or 2.4 GHZ with 1000 milliwatts of power. My choice is 900 MHZ. The reason? because you can have it with either 2.4 GHZ such as the Spectrum 2.4 Radio or USA the 72 MHZ aircraft use radio. Also no conflicts. Here is a High altitude video from Hawaii. Remember you tube video is substandard compared to original video I have recorded. Archos 605 I used to record. Go here: Also Here another field: I have another while the sun was in the west. What a beautiful view of second field at a later soon
  5. Late entry. I like the twin motor plane on the left. The camera is perfect for viewing!
  6. Jet Pilot-- 5 star++ Excellent! I wish the weather was warm here in Vegas. Well plans are to take out our 21 footer boat. My wife at the helm, me up in bow front fly FPV float plane across the Lake Mead follow boat. Now I know I want to do this. Would like to share this FPV video. Yours I like from one place to another, Well please check this one out. Edited becasue long flying time.] video flying distance and high altitude. Can see Hoover Dam at Lake Mead. Go here. Thanks P.S. Looking to get auto pilot on two of my video equipped planes. Reason; plane to fly one of them with myself and a
  7. How about this video: An edited one more edit then I wanted. I have the 10 minute full version. In that one one can tell how far I was. Because It had taken some time to get back. Well here check this one out.
  8. Thanks for Viewing I will post the highest and most distance video soon Lake Mead NV . That one deadstick too. I need to replace fuel tank with about 20 ounces one LOL. I use a li poly 11.1 volt especially designed for radio control TX's 4C 2600. Plenty of juice. No glitches.
  9. Flying 100% FPV with Goggles of course. Thank You Take off and Landing at the same airstrip. I have another video flying over Lake Mead Far and very High. I higher then the surrounding mountains. On the long flight home lol. Deadstick!. But high up. Still over the water. Landed back at airfield there too. will post. Stay Tuned . Working on that for You Tube. lvsupertech.
  10. Hi Terry you may had resolved your problem by now. I found mounting horizontal polarization. TX & RX. Gave better results. This plane I have FPV over 2 miles. Here is a video using RX (not diversity) With the 2.4GHZ 14DBI patch antenna and 1 watt TX on plane. No one is aiming antenna! Somewhat long vid best part is about halfway through it. If you prefer. Go here:
  11. I have had trouble with two of four glow airplanes with horizontal lines in video. The airplane (see picture) was the worse. Just thought to share this info for those having the same trouble. I just cut a piece of pipe foam insulation and wrap the TX's in that. Don't worry about airflow because. A gap at top and bottom of TX's allow the heat sink to dissapate generated heat. I use this stuff called goop. Found it works better than silicone. So TX's will not slide out top or bottom. Works Great!! . No vibrating camera video too. I cut a thin piece of foam, the same used to wrap receivers in
  12. We will need larger fuel tanks. I have had high altitude dead stickNot because I ran out of fuel. Because the engine ran too rich over 5000 feet. So I tuned 3 clicks to go up high. Imagine flying from one field to another. Say have someone fuel your plane up and take off from there to return to home base to you By the way thats great!
  13. Thanks for replies. I have been FPV flying at a dry lake in the middle of the desert near Las Vegas NV. No problems with FPV there.
  14. I had the same problem. That is if I only connected the video goggles to the RX. However when I have connected the PVR and goggles using the "Y" splitter then It was ok. I tried the DV recorder too washed out. With Aiptek recorder it is great. I believe that Aiptek while sharing the output with the goggles made it ok for the video. Goog Luck Doofer.
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