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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.

Gary Evans

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  1. The DVR, Goggles and LCD screen all showed the same thing. It only occurred that one time and I am not seeing it on the bench.
  2. This is a new quad set up that I flew only once earlier without this problem. Note that the top edge of either the first frame or the first part of the originally longer clip shows at the bottom. The only thing I changed from the first flight was to add a LCD panel to the ground station which may have nothing to do with it. Any ideas on what may be happening?
  3. Yes too old apparently. It quit connecting to the editor long ago and I thought I would try a differant computer but no such luck. Thanks for posting the link.
  4. Anyone know of a site from whch this application can be downloaded? Thanks!
  5. Thanks Thomas That was the same conclusion I came to except not from my junk closet which is full of my wifes old shoes. I found a small one made by Auvio that Radio Shack carries.
  6. I'm using a Lawmate 1.2 Rx and need a small speaker for the audio output to hear the motor run and on-board vario. Can you recommend a speaker or speaker specs for this purpose?
  7. Follow up. Not having a scope as suggested to check the video level I resorted to swapping parts. First thing was to try another Fox 1.3 Tx with no improvement. Next a Lawmate 1.3 Tx same result. I then bypassed the RVOSD and the diversity receiver resumed normal operation. Lastly I then tried a different camera (201), which worked with the OSD connected. Sooo what this means is that the 480 camera originally installed was not compatible with the RVOSD and Diversity receiver. It would produce a good picture only it the diversity receiver was bypassed. I do not have another 480 camera to try but suspect that the problem may be just this camera since I have used it successfully with the same equipment in the past. I flew with the 201 camera yesterday and everything worked fine. Still getting some interference on 1.28 at 12 second intervals. Maybe a beacon at a nearby airport?
  8. Flew today on 1280MHz video and the interference was much less although there are still bursts of white horizontal bars as shown in this uncut clip. More importantly note at 9:50 I tried manually switching between patch antennas and one signal was extremely bad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkLkUvhi-YA Back on the bench in trying to duplicate this behavor I notice that both leds are flashing constantly at a high rate. My spotter said they were doing that in flight. I tried differant sensitivity settings and anything above #1 produced the same result. I could still manually switch between antennas but after a few seconds both leds would constantly flash at a high rate. This was with the video Tx about 20 feet away from the Rx. Is this normal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BbQl0dr2CA[/media]
  9. Yes it was. I did originally have a problem between those two but changing from Fox to Lawmate Rx's solved it. Apparently the Fox digital Rx isn't filtered very well.
  10. Thanks Thomas. 1280MHz will be the first thing to try. Onboard equipment includes- Fox 800mW 1.3 Tx with 1.3 dipole Scherrer 433 Tx/Rx RVOSD THERMAL SCOTT audio varimeter (wingedshadow.com) E-Flite 25BL motor and Phoenix ICE 50 ESC Castle 10amp BES Maxx Products electric spoilers tinyurl.com/6wfnsuu
  11. Thomas could I get your opinion on the possible cause of this interference. It occurs unless the plane is close and directly in front of the ground station. Fox 800mW Tx on 1160MHz with 1.3 dipole antenna Twin Lawmate Rx's on patch antennas with a diversity I have flown a differant plane at this site with the same model video Tx/ground station and the reception was perfect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3B7_HZK_Iw
  12. If it is interference affecting just the ground station that would make sense but it seems the planes location changes it or maybe the interference intensity is just changing and it seems that way. One other possible factor that I forgot to mention is that this year for the first time the park service has started watering the basins early in the morning during the peak temperatures in summer. They turn the sprinkler off at 8:00am and I'm usually out by 9:00 so the grass is dry but the ground is still soaked. Here is a clip from March using the same video equipment. The only time the video gets bad is when the plane is off to the side of the patch antennas pattern and low. http://vimeo.com/13650811
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