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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. I had my Shutterbug programmed for stand alone mode earlier, and now I like to use it with my RC system. I have programmed everything for this new use, but when in use the settings from stand alone program suddenly take total control of the servo. Is there a way to clear all settings, or do I have to reprogram over and over until things work as expected? The status led has not always worked as described in the instructions. Am I doing something terribly wrong?
  2. A bigger EZ has been on my wish list for many years. I put a 350 W outrunner on my plane, but the plane is still limited without ailerons (poor flight time, hard to control in heavy wind, too much wing load). Therefore I decided to do something about it myself. I’m building my own fuselage twice as big as original, and have ordered wings and tailplane from the Cularis. This will give me a Big EZ with three times the capacity of the original with ailerons, flaps and plenty of lift. A 1300 W Plettenberg running on 6 x 5000 mAh LiPo will provide power. Hopefully this creation will fly in late January (I have to wait for the endless arctic night to end – the sun will be back first week of January). Who knows.. a construction blog might appear on a forum on your computer… Marry Christmas everyone!
  3. OK that explains a lot to me. I'll have to read more.......vant a quadro......now....... Have a nice weekend guys!
  4. I’ve been reading about quadrocopters day and night until my eyes became square. There is one question that came up last night. I was watching a video where someone flew inside a building from room to room. Looks like he had rudder on his vehicle. Are the motors tilted to make motions around the yaw axis, or do you use torque from the propellers? I couldn’t see any “tailrotor” like a normal helicopter.
  5. Hmmm….you guys convinced me. Seems like I have to start building asap. Right now I’m searching the web for the most OK set up. My only problem so far must be all the gadgets people have in their rotorcrafts (return to home, lights etc). want this sooooooooo bad
  6. Elossam: Thank you my friend. Very nice links there. I will read them asap. How do you guys set up your RC? Do you fly like a normal helicopter with cyclic and collective input? How about some kind of idle up? (maybe I’ll find some answers in the links you gave me)
  7. Thank you Mr.RC-CAM! That link was quite informing. Kilrah, I might have to take a closer look at your machine too. Now, the next question is, am I able to build something like this? I have to dig deeper into this to learn more about the quadros, so now you know what kind of websites I'll be looking for this weekend
  8. I would like to build something up to 2 meters in diameter and lift capacity of at least 4 kg. Will the vehicle become more stable if I increase diameter? Is it possible to use ordinary Jeti ESC for the motors? Also, how about voltage? Could I use a 12 cell 20 000 mAh LiPo with the original avionics? Lots of questions here, and I still have a thousand more to ask…..
  9. I've been searcing the web for bigger quadros. What would happen if someone built a macine with four or eight AXI 53XX?
  10. Funny this topic should appear just now. I used to work for CAA Norway earlier. My main tasks there were non-commercial aviation and UAV. One month ago I left the CAA and joined a engineering company, mainly involved in constructions for the Norwegian oil industry. The company is also involved in 3D displays, and I have my FPV equipment. So I suggested we join the FPV equipment and 3D capability. Everyone loved this, and the results will follow early next year. You can take a look here: http://www.3d-ip.com/assets/pdf/3D-IP_Whit...tePaper-GVZ.pdf http://www.3d-ip.com/html/index_ie.html We will perform some test on RC cars first. Later we’ll try out my own creation named Ghost. This is a fixed wing aircraft with internal lightning for nighttime FPV. You’ll learn more about it later this winter.
  11. I could also invite you to Northern Norway where you can fly in daylight both night and day in the summer (midnight sun). You could fly with eagles, killer whales or enjoy the landscape. The only drawback is the fact that we are only 3-4 people flying FPV in this country . . Just a thought……..
  12. Is it possible to fly FPV with Realflight G3? I've seen a mode where the camera will be placed behind the plane all the time, but I would like real FPV form a cockpit view.
  13. Hi Terry! As you can see from my first post I had full control. This is a copy from my first post: Standard vertical antennas: Full and half length: excellent Antenna collapsed: Some glitches but flyable TX antenna pointing at vertical RX antenna: Full length: excellent Half length: Some glitches but flyable Collapsed: not flyable When excellent is indicated I had full control. I'm going to repeat the test soon with electric motors running.
  14. Hi-tech? Not at all, but still entertaining and educating....yes! I have often wondered how far away I could fly my airplane, and I guess you’ve been wondering about this too. Well, yesterday I had to find out some more about it. With the kind assistance of a RC friend I took the trip across a local fjord to perform some tests on RC range. For those interested, here are the results: The RX was put into a plastic box. That means no electric motors running and no video TX present. No known RC activity in the area either. The only transmission was my RC equipment and mobile phones. Distance between RX and TX 9830 m over salt water RX ca 30 meters ASL TX ca 35 meters ASL RX: Futaba 9C 35 MHz TX: Futaba DC R149DP 35MHz Standard vertical antennas: Full and half length: excellent Antenna collapsed: Some glitches but flyable TX antenna pointing at vertical RX antenna: Full length: excellent Half length: Some glitches but flyable Collapsed: not flyable I've heard some people suggest a RX antenna with double length should improve range. This was also tested. No kind of tuning or calibration was performed. I found that the long antenna decreased range by 40-50 % Next weekend I’m going to do the same test with electric engines running (Twin Star) and video TX present. I’m eager to see the results.
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