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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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About sheesh-kebab

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  1. update - that JST connector that I specified above turned out to be too small - a 1.5mm version would have probably worked better. Anyway, I solved the problem by 'shaving' off the the borders of the female connector on the board and soldering the wires to the left-over connector pins. I put some heat shrinking tubes over the soldered stuff. it worked and so the problem is solved.
  2. I have a cased Kx131 and just removing the male connector from the wire won't do it - I'd have to remove the female connector from the board and solder wires in its place. I would have done this long time ago - but the connections on the board are so tiny that it's quite possible that I'll screw stuff up while manually unsoldering/soldering... yesterday I ordered those jst parts from digikey.com... I'll keep you posted about results.
  3. Hi - anyone know which JST part numbers correspond to the wire connector on the KX131 camera? wires on the connector that came with my KX131 rippped and I'm now trying to replace them (but the connector is so darn small that soldering is a problem). I looked on jst.com and digikey.com and the closest I found is the 1.0mm pitch disconnectable models: http://www.jst-mfg.com/ProductGuideE/pdf_e/eSH.pdf or maybe this one http://www.jst-mfg.com/ProductGuideE/pdf_e/eSR.pdf digikey seems to sell this stuff, but I don't seem to be able to find anywhere the wires that are already crimped w
  4. mr. rc-cam when are you planning on releasing your diversity receiver? $200 sounds like a right price for all-in-one dual receiver that will be cleaning up video feeds... BW's $350 version is a bit expensive for my taste.
  5. yeah, something like that - I found some el cheapo ($99) Adaptec dual channel pvr box (http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=201962145&loc=101&sp=1) - it has 2 A/V inputs, hardware encoding and USB2.0 interface. The thing to try now is to find/write a filter program that would merge 2 feeds and either play the merged feed back and/or record it... If not for VR flying, this thing could be used for recording higher quality videos...
  6. being a software engineer, to me it's actually simpler to handle computer based stuff than dealing with custom electronic modules and equipment. Plus I think it might be not such a bad idea anyway since (theoretically I guess) one could build up a very low cost n-diversity receiver limited only by the power of cpu on a laptop and the bandwidth of the input/output bus. Not too mention that anyone else who has a laptop and basic computer skills (most of the folks currently) could do the same...
  7. well, MPEG video encoding/compression is definitely something that is very resource intensive. However, I'm not really sure whether the performance hit would be that dramatic if the video "clean-up" happened on the raw audio/video input, with the follow on direct "pass through" to playback, bypassing MPEG all together.. I wonder whether there is any software capable of doing something like this to try it out...
  8. Anyone know of any software that would perform functions similar to the diverisity video receiver? I know blacwidowav.com sells a hardware solution - "Diversity 2.4 Receiver" - but I thought that technically it should be possible to hookup a couple of vanilla video receivers to a laptop in the field (via say 2 PCMCIA TV cards) and achieve a cleaner picture using some form of software video muxer. Then the clean picture could be fed via s-video/composite video out to VR goggles or recorded directly on the laptop.
  9. First, having flown both RC helis and planes before (although not in VR mode) - I'd say that you'll have a lot more pleasure flying planes with VR rather than helis. Helis are a very tricky, twitchy and difficult thing to learn to fly as it is. Add to that VR, and you're setting up yourself for flights that'll cost you upwards of $100 to repair after each "landing". Plus, you'll probably need a bigger heli to put the VR stuff on (due to weight/balancing issues) - I'm sure you wouldn't have any issues with sizes comparable to TRex 600. But anything smaller would be very questionable. Second
  10. Hi Kilrah - Do you currently offer any discounts on the Gyroncontrol? $400 is just a bit too steep for me, especially after factoring in other costs involved into building home VR flying project... Thanks!
  11. Kilrah, I sent you a message about it through you rc-tech.ch, but maybe other folks looking this up would also be interested in knowing - will Gyrontrol module/VR1000 glasses work with the 6 channel Futaba TX 6EXAP (http://futaba-rc.com/manuals/6exas-manual.pdf)?
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