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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. If you are doing at an AMA field, it is not approved by AMA. Since you are a hobbyist, flying for recreation you are flying a model aircraft as indicated on page 5 of your attached images. There is no law preventing you from doing this activity. The FAA encourages your volentary compliance with the guidelines in AC 91-57. What it boils down to is find a location that is remote and keep the altitude below 400. If you don't do anything stupid, FAA is ok with modelers doing FPV.(for the time being). Should be plenty of open country where you are.. Go find it, and have fun.
  2. I would like to see the page on the definition of a model vs a UAS. No one has seemed to lock that down yet, but it has been indicated by FAA that if you use the model aircraft for hobby or recreational is a model aircraft.
  3. Your videos were very enjoyable and the technical quality was super. Amazing with 10mw.
  4. I think if manned heli's are there in force, you can't beat em with a UAV. Using a simple established method (manned heli) is much more effective for search and rescue operations in a non-combative enviornment. my $0.02
  5. I use a 13dB patch with a 600mw lawmate tx. I use the stock omni on the tx and get excellent performance up to a 1.2miles. I haven't tried further.. 1.2mile range test http://www.rsnw.com/lcv12.wmv
  6. Use the demarc 300mw card with ext antenna and a sony IP camera with card slot. http://www.demarctech.com/products/reliawa...cmcia-card.html Range is measured in miles and video is about 8 FPS on fixed installtions. Camera has PTZ and around 8 I/O's if I remember correctly. Sample here: I am set-up with local DEM and a local ISP to provide live video in the event of a natural disater around here, but using analog to the ground station and then converting it into an IP stream and sent to the web via 802.11.
  7. this one has always worked good for wingloading http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/eflight/calcs_wingload.htm
  8. Check blackwidowav Hey thunder, were you able to go up to st helens with the silver fox? To bad the FAA kept you on the launcher for so long.. I think I got in the air before the SF did, but I had to stay out of the no fly zone... http://www.rsnw.com/video1.htm
  9. I have the older I-GlassesLC. 180k pixel and they work pretty good. Bright enough to use in full sun and you can wear them with prescription glasses if you wish. paid just over $100 on ebay. The 180k pixel is good for general use, but not clear enough to realy dial in your cameras focus. I have to use a larger tv for that.
  10. I have used the maxstream at over 20 miles @ 9600 baud serial with omni antennas. With a yagi on one end, 36 miles. Another nice little one for short range experimentation is the dpac module. Only 32mw, but pretty cool none the less. http://www.dpactech.com/wireless_dsp.asp
  11. I have worked with a few and they are great. There is a trainer port to rs-232 circut out there, and also an rs-232 to servo control board, pre made..
  12. I have the triton and have been very pleased with it.. My typical charge is a 7.4v 1500 kokam li-po in about 1 hour.. 50-70 cycles so far and no problems... Only limitation I have run into so far is does not charge over 6AH li-po or ion.. It will charge my 10AH LI-ion , but takes two charge cycles.. Other than that, it has been great.
  13. Yes! That would be nice! Better have a bucket near by as well :-)
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