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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.



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  1. Man this is a neat project. With the current crop of telemetry you could have an intelligent array of antennas based upon actual plane location! I guess it will call come down to vector math in the end!
  2. It seems most FPV vendors are switching to the new two button 900Mhz receiver. Has anyone tested these and confirmed they are as good as the Racewood units? -Ken
  3. A better 900Mhz receiver....a dream but who knows. Dreams sometimes do come true. #1) You expect Eagletree to ship? The system is public knowledge so no wikileaks here. #2) Jeti? I cannot see a big player want to tackle the small FPV market. 700 users... #4) I have spoken with the designer of the Ruby. Nice guy. Has FPV in mind and will add an OSD later....or an open interface to an established OSD like Remzibi. -KEn
  4. Shame, I would liked to have owned this. I still think there is a market for a high end receiver. People will sell themselves into it after the cheapo 900 Mhz receivers tire them out.
  5. If you want reputable go to Dpcav.com and get all your stuff. If you want to take a chance you can buy off brand stuff and save some bucks. You pays your money and you takes your chances. I have tested off brand 900 Mhz transmitters with a spectrum analyzer. They are simply not in the same league as the real gear. Do I have some off brand stuff...yes...do I depend on it in my expensive FPV planes...not on your life. -Ken
  6. Odd that my oscillator mod worked well until now. I don't think I cleaned the flux off the board well. Perhaps it was just gremlins. -Ken
  7. Does anyone know the Mb/sec of the DN-60? I currently use a Sony-MiniDV deck but would like a non-tape solution. Especially if the unit could be triggered with one switch. I hate having twelve different buttons to press just to record. Yet watching the tape spin is very comforting that you are recording... -Ken
  8. Being like Scarlet O'Hara I depend upon the kindness of others. Luckily Gary Evans has done the same mod and had the prescience to take a photo. Thanks so much Gary. I think they keep the ribbon cable standard so they can include whatever RF deck is cheapest that week.
  9. I have a bird wattmeter which I use to test transmitters output. Unfortunately I only use the 900 Mhz band and have no slug for 1.3. As the previous poster said if you would be willing to buy the slug I could test all your units. Yet a spectrum analyzer would be better as it would tell you RF energy radiated at your specific wanted frequency versus a summation of all power out. My cheap USB spectrum analyzer only works in the 900 Mhz band but has taught me volumes about transmitters I have purchased. The bird wattmeter lets me match antennas to transmitters and see how transmitters are performing. -Ken
  10. I want to replace my RF can with one from DPCAV. Unfortunately the pinout is different. Is there anyone who has done this before? Thanks, Ken This is the comtech RF can. Mine has a different pinout.
  11. I am currently looking for a cheap pico projector. The second wave of devices has arrived pushing the first wave into the bargain bin. Once I find a sale on a unit with decent light output I will try this. In the meantime I am working on my own Trimersion hack with a 5.8 receiver. -Ken
  12. I set up the transmitter on the bench. It has a great picture and does not get as hot as my 900 Mhz gear. I cannot wait to try it in the air! -Ken
  13. I wired up mine with a servo cable plug. Now I can move the meter to several differnt receivers. They work great!
  14. I'm in. -Ken Ps: I would like two transmitters as I am cruel with my gear.
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