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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.

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  1. I can see that it made you dizzy. What I meant was if sequential encoding is used, then each eye would be subjected to 15 frames per second, alternately. My hunch is that flicker might be a problem. What do you think? Best, T.I.
  2. Sequential encoding is intriguing but I think it would return too few frames per eye to produce a quality experience. In addition, the cameras would have to be synced together. The brute force approach (twin cameras, transmitters, receivers and a monitor for each eye) seems the easy way, if not the cheapest way to success. T.I. PS. I will be returning to this experiment soon enough. I also have some video editing software that I believe can render 2 images side by side for viewing. We'll just have to cross our eyes to watch it. 8>)
  3. Yb2normal and I had experimented with this about 2 years ago and the initial results seemed very exciting. We never got to fly it due to weather and some of the equipment was on loan and had to be returned. None the less, I am very interested in continuing the experiment. I hope to put some testing together in the next 2 months and I will post the project and results as I go. T.I.
  4. I haven't tried it in the sun. They claim that the bright light performance has been improved and the software has user settable light compensation. BTW, the link to the review has some pretty good flight simulator demos.
  5. I bought one of those to explore it's use as a head tracker. It works really well for the intended purpose. It may work very well for those willing to do the hacking required. Here's what I found: It works by an IR filtered CMOS camera in the device using built-in IR LEDs spotting a reflective dot on either your forehead or a headband or cap . I didnt check to see if they pulse. There may be issues in full sunlight but I haven't checked on this. At least some of the tracking brains seem to be in the software so if you have a laptop in your system this could be a good way to do the job. My b
  6. Helmut and I had a pleasant discourse about the system and I came to some conclusions which I I'll share here: 1. Overall, I like this system and almost used it but chose in favor to the pyrometer (CoPilot type) instead 2. The isotope has a pretty short half-life of 170 days. This means semi-frequent replacement of the isotope. If not replaced the system tends to act more and more like a gyro instead of a wing leveler. 3. I thought it would be a better system if the long, high impedance coaxial lines were replaced with local, high quality opamps right at the sensor. These are cheap an
  7. I'm reasonably sure that those transmitters do not transmit on the same frequencies as your Airwave receiver is tuned to*. To my knowledge, only Airwave transmitters are truly compatible. *The exception is channel #3 which is the same f for both Airwave and Lawmate (that sold be rangevideo and many others). Airwave: 2.414 2.432 2.450 2.468 Lawmate: 2.410 2.430 2.450 2.470 Best, T.I.
  8. Guys, This might help you. See this page for info on what the PCB trace should be for 50 ohms. The file must be saved and renamed to *.pdf before opening since I can't upload a PDF. Best, T.I. SMA_Edge_Johnson__Mouser__.txt
  9. It IS too bad there is no present-day equal to the old National Digi-Talker. It was almost too easy. Very high quality voiced words that are widely needed for instrumentation, pre-recorded in an easily addressed list. Toss in an address, out pops a human-sounding word. Even silences of various lengths had addresses. You'd think with today's cheap digital chips and short product development times, that chips like those would sell like hotcakes.
  10. Hmmm... I wonder what I'd have if I hacked into Prikupits' schematic and dropped in a dual axis, analog output gyro?
  11. I've heard of "flying under the hood" but never flying under the cardigin
  12. The only problem is that the doctor must remember to keep his eyes on the surgery and not continuously glance over at his favorite nurse's anatomy.
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