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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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  1. Hi Thomas, Thats the "veranda" video shot in rio de janeiro, brazil by "gabriel" and yes he is one of the most fantastic pilots I have ever seen. This video was posted on the rangevideo.com for a while as gabrial use a 1w 2.4hz rf/video system from them, the plane he uses is/was a flying wing/zagi-type(not sure of the exact brand). and he has more videos on youtube and hangs out in the fpv forum on rcgroups sometimes.. hope this helps gwen
  2. Hi all, I am the formerly proud new owner of A RANGE VIDEO 900 MHZ .5W SYSTEM, Unfortunately I wish I had looked the the specifications before I bought. As I am writing rangevideo.com to request an RMA. The problem is that rangevideo.com sells 900 Mhz xmitters and matching receivers with the following channel assignments, CH1 910 MHz CH2 980 MHz CH3 1010 MHz CH4 1040 MHz In the US ONLY Channel 1 is legal for usage even by radio amateurs, the 3 other channels fall within the license range allocated to the FAA for its Distance Measuring System(Video xmitters operatin
  3. Thanx Sander! Would have helped if I had the right day.. spent so much time cramming didnt notice the test date was for the 28 not the 27.. now I can go through the question pool another 4-10 times:) wish me luck for tomorrow however a slighty confused gwen
  4. Hi Kilrah, I am sitting here waiting to leave to take the amateur exam at 9am, I changed my order on the 12fg to 50Mhz(ham band) more power and better range than 2.4 and much less chance likely of interfering xmissions in my area of operations. And will have a FMA copilot on board along with a OSD with a return to home function if this is not the paparazzi equipped airframe in case of carrier loss. Thanx for your timely advice Kilrah.(ie the warnings about the rfi issues with the royal EVO) and will be flying on pcm2048 on 50 mhz with 1w out gwenhastings
  5. Hi Thomas, glad u liked my little "trick or treat joke" for all those who havent gone to my "Location" ,its a tomb in the city of graveyards, Colma, California(ie one foot in the grave). my area of operations is from Oakland California, to Monterey and points south. I have several places I get to fly. All very dramatic, will post some video when finally airborne. cheers, gwen
  6. darn this is where the Kool kids hang out... count me in!!! hope I can contribute technically very shortly... very warm regards, gwen hastings - researcher ps we now return you to your regular noise level(s) after a fanboy has visited (although S/N ratio is 1000/1 in this thread except for my own postings) (humm I better pick up that 1/kw dummy load for 62.00 at HSC tonite or make my own out of a 200W power resistor, 4 quarts of silicone motor oil and a 1 gallon paint can + a couple of bits of wire to make a tank circuit
  7. Wow, You kids are doing exactly what I want to do, I am going to take my VEC for technician sat morning and was going to order a futaba 12FG 2.4Ghz FASST system but have been wavering about going a 50mhz rig instead and having an emergency amps just has been discussed here and from my reading of the regulations about emergency conditions it can be justified and used legally when the only other alternative is a loss of control of the model and possibly injury to people or property if that occurs. So even though the 50 Mhz version will take a few days longer to get here I think I will chan
  8. nope my video is on 900mhz, as I wanted to use xbee modems for paparazzi, and I am much more worried about errant RC signals at 72mhz while flying FPV ie I dont want to get knocked down by a parkflyer tx on my channel,so feel the need to go 2.4 , my only question is can 2.4 make the range for FPV. and additionally I have added a verdex gumstix with USB host,Bluetooth and wifi to my config so I can chat with the paparazzi Autopilot and an EVDO modem(we get over 1mbs here ). So the trackR1 will work with the 2.4ghz 12fg then? regards gwen(soon to be FPV pilot and soon after
  9. So Kilrah , I wrote www.aeropix.ch, I assume that is the head gyro a lot of people use(It has a square futaba connector) asking if it works with the 12FG, as the Royal EVO has NOT been delivered yet I have emailed the vendor and will have the shipper return the unit to the vendor and have him send out a 12FG in 2.4GHz txrx combo instead(and will order the Track R1 in the same breath if you say this combo will work plug and play.) regards and thanx so much gwen ps going 2.4 ghz because of claimed range and lack of interference..(ie less liability from out of control craft due
  10. ouch wish this had reached me sooner, went the evo because I thought it had more flexibility(I am a implementing a paparazzi autopilot/first be a FMA CDP-4) , and was under the impression that the evo trainer cord is channel selectable(I am implementing my own head gyro with an IDG300 for FPV with an ATMEGA tiny13 or a picaxe 8 chip). The EVO is going for 600.00 us and I couldnt touch the futaba for less than 1k(if you know of a cheap source for the TX alone(ie 600.00us) tell me I will pay the restock fee on the EVO)(BTW I just now checked the EVO 12 manual and found I can delegate up to 5 ch
  11. Hi All, I am getting ready to do my first FPV attempt(s), have purchased a brand new easystar(will transfer the guts of my old E/S brushless setup, old airframe to be sacrificed for CNC /elapor machining experiments, finding the sweet spot for cnc/elapor) Video headset is a headplay unit, video tx is a 900mhz .5w rangevideo. video rx is 2xrangevideo 900mhz , 1 x 8db hyperlink panel to SMA male), 1 x 7 db omni(quad stacked collinear in a radome) both feeding a oracle video diversity receiver then into a belkin to ubuntu linux(recording) and into the headplay unit. I have a kx-
  12. Hi Mr Rc-Cam, and of course my question comes up about the hitt consulting propeller based OSD, that uses a missing sync detector chip also. will this work with the oracle? http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default....=181370#m181370 about half way down on page schematic in expresspcb as an attachment. will be hopefully ordering an oracle today gwen ps what about using a 900mhz 7db omni/tilted on its axis and a 900mhz panel as the 2 diversity antennas?
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