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Attention: RC-CAM.com will permanently shut down on August-08-2021.

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 was announced several months ago (March 2021) to allow our members ample 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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  1. You will need to measure the resistance of the pot at all three stick positions(down, mid, up) and then choose resistors to simulate this pot position. Look up how to create a voltage divider circuit. Once you have this wire your switch up so that it takes the positive line going into the pot and then outputs the 3 required voltages. These 3 separate wires will all lead to the same line just like the pot. Pretty sure this is the easiest way but there may be better solutions.
  2. Ok I think I understand now. Basicall the servo only moves from center to left or right no matter what way the axis is moved.
  3. Yes if you want them to move. They can be all set to the same value but in that case the channel would be locked in the current position/disabled from movement. Im not sure what you mean by this. Each channel is fully proportional. There is not just 3 positions like you describe. Left/Right/Mid points are used for input device setup. For example, say you set a left point and right point. This will just prevent the servo from moving past this point (so it doesn't over extend). It also defines the position of the servo for button presses. Middle would be the value set to something like the center neutral position on a joystick. When moving the joystick the left and right motions would start from this point. I hope I explained this well enough.
  4. http://www.endurance-rc.com/media/ServoCom...nstructions.pdf See this for the mixing options. You don't see much with that however. Most of the options are visible from the main screen.
  5. Mixing yes. Throttle hold not with a keyboard but you could use a joystick for this. Dual rates no.
  6. OK...one more thing. A web interface has been added to the ServoCommander software. Using the PCTx server application provided free, you can now send joystick, mouse, z800 data over the web to a remote PC running the PCTx or servo controller. I wouldn't recommend doing FPV flight over the web though!
  7. This has been released. Thanks for the feedback.
  8. Yeah right....id have people shooting me in my sleep!
  9. He mentions it in the video that you pointed out. It updates the PPM signal at 50Hz which is fairly standard for r/c electronics. Several data frames can be sent to the device from the PC within this time meaning at most you will experience a 20ms delay waiting for the last PPM frame to be generated. This is worst case scenario however. This thread has gone off topic so if you wish to discuss this further please e-mail me.
  10. There is very little delay, in the ms like Mark says.
  11. I think it is possible but difficult. Someone did FPV on a single rotor helicopter so if he can do it im sure you probably could. IMHO using a draganfly quad rotor helicopter would be the best route since it has an on-board stability system. Search the forum for the FPV heli.
  12. Steve, Thank you, excellent tips! I should be able to get most of your suggestions added to the software.
  13. Yeah I guess you could do that but how are you going to operate two pistol grips at once? Here is an aluminum mount: http://www.endurance-rc.com/media/caar91306.jpg This is one I built using lexan sheet that I cut and bent: http://www.endurance-rc.com/media/car83106.jpg You wont get 2-3 miles on that radio even with line of sight let alone on the ground with trees, houses, etc. With a wireless camera on the ground I think 1000' would be really pushing it depending on where you are. Do you mean a camcorder? You would need an RCA wireless Tx and Rx if you want to go this route. Check out RangeVideo for video gear. Also you run into another problem of wieght (can the servos move it?), and center of gravity. Also when the thing tips over, and it probably will unless you are extremely careful, do you want to screw your camcorder up?
  14. Stupid....case sensitive....good to go now
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