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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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mwp

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  1. Hello Mr.RC-Cam

    If I recall you had offered the PCB in sets of 4 for the regulator above.

    Has your supply been exhausted?

    I don't see the order link I thought was here. I have the assembly PDF by the way and don’t seem see that link either. Some post editing possibly or was it just a dream. :rolleyes:

    Just getting around to doing a DigiKey order for some needed goodies.

    Mark

    PS

    baggs

    Thanks for pointing out the other styles of connector. It didn't click with me that the original one was surface mount. I am contemplating using one of them for an inline end of wire connection.

  2. Great work Mr.RC-Cam

    Spotted your latest creation on the first day of your post but was short of time to comment then.

    A simple and very useful product you have produced.

    I have wanted to find a source for that little connector, I had looked through Digikey but was basically lost with all the types.

    It would appear that the transmitter in the photo is the moderately larger 12V 100Mw type. Thought I would point that out to prevent somebody being confused concerning it and the 5V 200mW TX you mentioned.

    Thanks for sharing the info and making the PCB available.

    Mark

  3. Just a thought or two.

    Angle of attack is better than airspeed for stall warning. The stall angle remains constant while stall speed changes with G loading, aircraft weight etc.

    I have flown the Piper Cherokee and recall its stall warning system.

    It used a tab I would guess about 2cm (3/4”) square. It was installed in the lower leading edge of one wing, was angled slightly down and possibly held with a very light spring tension or weight. Its travel was limited to a few degrees so if lifted by a high angle of attack it would reset as the angle was reduced again.

    I wouldn’t think that a reduced model sized tab could provide the force needed actuate a micro switch.

    An alternate idea could be to use an optical device that could detect the small lifted tab. Look at an old roller ball mouse and the optical setup that uses an LED and sensor divided by a rotating wheel with slits to detect motion. Just apply the idea and parts. The needed electronics could be simple.

    Mark

  4. I have used the Minolta F100 4mp and the updated F300 5mp cameras. They are discontinued but currently available on ebay from Rits Camera.

    Just ordered a spare F300, got it for the 249.99 US minimum bid price. It arrived new in box with the following extras not mentioned, AC Charger with 4 AA Nimh batteries and a small camera bag.

    The video out is live, it takes great pictures and the power down can be set for 10 Minutes, just trigger the shutter to bring the camera back to life.

    Mark

    ebay F-300 from RitzCamera

  5. Hello warbishop

    More great info relating to helicopter photo and video flying here.

    http://runryder.com/helicopter/f25p1/

    and

    http://www.elkhart.net/~miked/Alinks.htm

    Don't underestimate the experience needed to safely maintain and fly a helicopter in what usually amounts to very challenging situations. This may be the most difficult part of the r/c heli aerial photo idea.

    I have had the pleasure flying both fixed and rotary wing aircraft (full-scale and r/c) for many years and now do the r/c flying for http://www.digital-aerials.ca/

    The owner is a commercial pilot and had been doing aerial photo work from a Cessna, he had also received his rotary wing rating and always wanted to fly helicopters. This lead to the digital-aerials r/c heli business but he found the flying more difficult than he expected. I will be teaching him as we go along but for now we have photo jobs to do.

    I would suggest you learn to fly first, perfect your skills and then think about the photo work.

    Hope this helps

    Mark

  6. With all the great info available on the old msn site I wanted to set up a quicker way to get to the content.

    Note: As requested by Mr. RC-CAM please don't post to the previous site.

    Each page is generally 50 topics and the date should be of the last post at the top.

    RC-CAM 01 - 07 26 2001

    RC-CAM 02 - 09 27 2001

    RC-CAM 03 - 10 31 2001

    RC-CAM 04 - 11 24 2001

    RC-CAM 05 - 12 24 2001

    RC-CAM 06 - 02 02 2002

    RC-CAM 07 - 02 20 2002

    RC-CAM 08 - 03 15 2002

    RC-CAM 09 - 04 12 2002

    RC-CAM 10 - 05 14 2002

    RC-CAM 11 - 06 14 2002

    RC-CAM 12 - 07 14 2002

    RC-CAM 13 - 08 19 2002

    RC-CAM 14 - 09 19 2002

    RC-CAM 15 - 10 18 2002

    RC-CAM 16 - 12 02 2002

    RC-CAM 17 - 01 04 2003

    RC-CAM 18 - 02 05 2003

    RC-CAM 19 - 02 27 2003

    RC-CAM 20 - 03 14 2003

    RC-CAM 21 - 04 13 2003

    RC-CAM 22 - 05 12 2003

    RC-CAM 23 - 06 10 2003

    RC-CAM 24 - 07 21 2003

    RC-CAM 25 - 08 30 2003

    RC-CAM 26 - 10 24 2005

    msm Group RC-CAM Forum - (Curent Last Page)

    Hope the index above is helpful to others like myself. A new member not wanting to miss a thing.

    Thanks to all for the past and ongoing help.

    Mark

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