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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 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.

Aerial Platform

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  1. That sux about the monitor but the idea seems really great. Thank you for sharing the project under developement. In the aerial film world, we have the monitors but the price would make you sick. I keep hoping that with the $6K HD monitors that we have gone to, that the prices of the lower res stuff would fall but that just hasn't happened yet. Has anyone considered a football helmet since it has a solid mounting point (protective cage) and can easily be made with a veil. It would/could look cool too with the right paint job. Some helmets have comms too.
  2. So, is it possible that HD transmitters will become the standard then?
  3. Nice build Ron. I really like the flush vidTX mount but with it on the side, aren't you worried about stuff getting in through the holes like sand, snow, or grass while landing? The gyros are interesting. We've used IR sensors for stabilization on this model but are ugly the way they have to be mounted. The gyro's are a clean install. If you want or need more room inside the fuse, try moving the ESC's out to the nacelles, behind the motors. That'll get the noise away from the RX as well. Just my $.02. The maiden flight should be a pleasure, especially if you haven't flown a BLS TS before. It's a very positive airplane. Enjoy!
  4. http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/product.php?URL_=product_hmd_vuzix_wrap&SubCatID_=16 update
  5. 14ft Easy Star...Well Terry, that would just about do it. For now though, I have settled on trying several planes out but unfortunately, some aren't foam...but they are of the right size though...close to 100 inch. Gemma, I am watching your developement too.
  6. OK..I'm tired of goggles with a sweet spot that isn't adjustable and fragile. The Fat Shark seems to be the answer but I fly on 2.4ghz. Is there a version without the built in 2.4ghz rx as I use 1.3ghz and 900mhz with a diversity set up and soon an autotracker? Maybe there's something better that I haven't found yet, any suggestions? Please post a link. Thanks for any help guys...
  7. I was getting the same thing. Looks good though. I'd be interested in a pair when...err if they become available.
  8. http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/product.p...mp;SubCatID_=34 Looking for comments. Looks good but has anyone used these or seen them prior?
  9. It's rope lighting. It can usually be found in hardware stores or even at Walmart. Here's a link, although this one is very long. What's convienient is that when the wind changes, it's easy to move the runway into the wind in seconds. Rope Lighting
  10. T-28 Trojan FPV Here's the first video. This was put together by another T-28 pilot to help out. Thanks Matt! RVOSD is on another T-28 with a KX191 cam. There's a little oops at 4:06. Enjoy!
  11. Man, I have to say that the T-28 is really a nice plane to FPV. This foam version is a Bind N fly needing only a receiver and the FPV gear. It handles the weight just fine. They are available at a lot of hobby shops being a ParkZone. It doesn't need any mods to the stock running gear. It's less than $200 and can get airborne pretty quick from the box. It already has a BL motor and the stock speed controller is rated for 3s and 4s. I use a 2500 3s with great success but a heavier cam may tolerate a 4s concerning the CofG. NOTE Using additional servos for Pan and Tilt require the user to disable the BEC. No problem with the OSD but watch your timers. You can also use an external BEC. The stock airplane is already at it's max servo count for digital servo's using the BEC. I will add that my P/T canopy shed its factory paint which had the velcro attached to it. No problem, I simply stripped the rest of the rubbery paint and the sticky velcro stuck to the bare foam very well. I test pulled a small section under the canopy and it pulled the outer skin off the foam with effort. The other canopys paint is still in tack. Maybe it was left over mold release or moisture getting under the paint. I'm not sure but it's a good idea to double check before you stick something to the painted surfaces. Off to shoot some videos! My firewire cable cam in. I'll post them as soon as I can. I have to figure out how to work Vista's movie maker.
  12. Mine was from the 1/6th scale version which I found out they stop making. E-Bay time. Here's a link that I found while googling 21st Century Ultimate Soldier Collection. 1/6th heli
  13. The pic shows the 1.3ghz but the 900mhz P/T is rigged identical and has only flown once and yes, I had issues but didn't lose video enough to lose control. My receive sites are identical as well. When I use the 1.3 ghz, I have maybe 5 noticable hits but never see any tearing or chroma shift and certanly haven't lost video itself. There's only minor static over the hotspots and that's no big deal. I have read several posts about the 900 gear and I think I have several issues... 1- Patch antennas are mounted on the tripods at about 125 degrees or so and tilted to match the legs. I should consider ground plains for the antennas and maybe lay one flat to earth. I have been exposed to the Cloud Cap Piccolo and it uses a ground plain for its 900 tx. Question is how big should the plates be and how thick? I have 6061 T-6 sheets that are maybe 3mm thick. Will that work? 3- Vova warns of issues with the 900mhz tx so close to the RVOSD. I need to try moving the transmitter aft, away from the rx and RVOSD. Too bad we can't use multiple freq's on the 1.3 side. It seems far more forgiving and just works great. 4- I also have the 2.5 dbi and 3 dbi tx antennas to try. The 3 dbi is large, heavy, and strong enough to act as a snatch hook for carrier landings. Can it hang down towards earth and should I invert the patch's as well?
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