Jump to content

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.


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About UtahRaptorHelicam

  • Rank
    RC-Cam Visitor
  • Birthday 11/20/1963

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Location
    Eden Utah
  1. Mr.RC Cam, as you know I copied your RC CAM4 project and the results are good, the problem I have with the whole system is that I get break lines in my video regardless of the channel I am on. During my build I ordered two of the GP-KX121 camera cables (one for back up) after the project I did an inventory of all the parts I had left on my desk and I found that I had a spare cable and the old Tuna Can transmitter / Reciever set up from the orginal cam I bought off of E-Bay. The transmitter from that system is about the size of a dime and has a microphone as well. I started fiddleing with it a
  2. Harbor freight has a fairly cheap one, inverter that is. http://www.harborfreight.com
  3. It must be the yahoo site that is not allowing the link. I have my own free site at anglefire so I uploaded the video to it this morning. The link is http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/ut_raptor/ This is the homepage, if you click on the Words "Windows Media Tuna Can Crash" you should get the video downloaded in windows media format .wmv BTW there are some pictures of a board camera on that site that I am trying to find a schematic for it came out of one of the first creative sound blaster web cams
  4. Sorry about the link in the last reply, this one will work. hopefully! http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fbebffa_12181...f1qsv_AhfWgpxtQ
  5. Found out that the microphone hacked from the x10 system does in fact work! I was looking at some footage of the old system I had (tuna can) vs the GP-KX121 video quality, I am amazed at the difference in quality. Mr. RC-Cam, sorry I questioned it in the first place! I would like to thank you for putting this info up on the web, it has been a real big help to me. If anyone is interested I pieced together a crash clip I had of the old Tuna and the new vid from the GP-KX121 here it is http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fbebffa_12181...fGSsv_AvnSLpxtQ
  6. Camera works wonderfull! don't have any sound though.... must have the wrong wires hooked up
  7. Well I decided that the Radio Shack project box (3x2x1) was too small for what I was trying to do wich is get all the components into the same box - the batt. I went back to RS and got the 4x2x1 project box and it had all the real estate I needed so I went to work. I got my DC-DC converter yesterday along with the 10uf cap. and started soldering! Mr. RC Cam made a point about the audio, I was going to omit it originally but then I looked at the hacked up x10 cam board sitting there on my desk and decided to try to integrate it into my project. Not being totally sure if the sparks would go the
  8. I am still working on my Raptor Cam but I have a few pictures of the progress so far if anyone is interested. http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ut_raptor...dir=/Raptor+Cam I am currently waiting on my DC-DC converter to arrive as well as the GP-KX121 cables. I was in Las Vegas over the weekend at one of my companies Aircraft Service Facilities, I got lucky and found a couple of feet of RG174 and RG 178 coax. It appears that we use this type of cable on our Gulfstreams!. FREEBIE!!! Only thing is I found that the RG174 is easier to work with than the RG 178. Also I have a question to t
  9. Cool thanks for the info, I am making a better mount for my current cam. Also I just went to Rock2000 and looked at the current board camera's available the only model they sell now is the GP-KX121 with a pinhole lens but you can get a 51 degreee lens as an upgrade. I purchased that setup for $117.00 Has anyone got any idea about this board cam? http://rock2000.com/Company/CBC-Chugai/CMH...12_-_CMH212.htm Hi Res, I know it's not Panasonic but it may be worth a try? If your going, go in style fly a Gulfstream!
  10. I just ordered a combo set of three camera's a tilt and pan Ninja thing and a reciever that does both video and audio all for a whopping $209.00 When I get my stuff I imagine I will set about doing Mr. RC's #4 project but my big question is: Are the camera's that come in the x10 series all that bad? I understand the desire for the perfect video or at least as close as you can get but I am having trouble understanding why everyone is hacking the thing apart. I guess I will see when I get my kit..... BTW I have another problem that no one else seems to address and that is viiiiibbbraa
  11. Just like to say Hi from Utah, I am in the middle of a Raptor Cam project and looking for good ideas!
  • Create New...