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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 Terry, I don't think I'll bother contacting them over this, it's not thier concern as I see it. Anyone with a suitable receiver & monitor can view the signal, so it makes my original question obsolete. Ross
  2. I know what you are going through. I have found that you MUST turn things on in a certain order for it to work. Firstly the camera, then the video transmitter, then the receiver. If I turn on the video transmitter first, then the camera...it doesn't work!!! Ross
  3. Very true, but they are NOT directly or indirectly involved in the actual flying of said aircraft.
  4. I'm sure your right Terry, can't see a problem as the viewers are NOT involved with the aircraft in any shape or form. Ross
  5. If you mean how far can the transmitter be from this receiver, then it depnds on 4 factors. 1)Power output of the TX 2)Antenna gain of the RX 3)Ground based obsatcles reducing TX signal & RX reception 4)Also gain of TX antenna Ross
  6. So how about this for an example: I fly the aircraft, NOT FPV! but have a buddy box system, where the learner is sat in a chair, DX7 stripped down to give full size rudder pedals, ful size control coloumn (stick) & throttle mounted on the arm of the chair..just like sat in a real aircraft. The learner flies by FPV, with 2 cameras mounted side by side (6.5cm apart), 2 seperate video downlins (stereo view), now also plugged into the ground based video receiver are 4 pairs of goggles for spectators to sit down & watch from inside the canopy...we charge as an example £3 for 10 mins per
  7. Love the way you kept the skids in the shot, helps with horizontal stabilisation I would think. What is that red flashing light under the nose for? Nice video, lovely location. Ross
  8. So what happens if you live in the countryside & don't have anyone else to fly with? The rules are stupid & will be impossible to enforce, if you are flying FPV & crash into someone of something, it's easy to say you were flying by eye sight not goggles. Ross
  9. Sounds bad, the CAA already want £200 per year for A/P use....what next Ross
  10. Henri, before we can answer your question we would need to know what camera are you using? Ross
  11. Thanks Kilrah. Will get a 1/3ccd with 12mm lens. I can't ditch my stupid canon 40D, what about all my L glass lenses?? My 40D is my living Ross
  12. Hi guys, hope I chose the right place to post this? I am after a camera to fit onto the eye piece of my Canon 40D, I know it does have video out, but it only outputs AFTER taking a photo & if I use live-view from the 40D, it doesn't focus So anyone have any ideas as to what camera I could attach so that I get a live view through the eye piece, it doesn't have to be a built in TX as I have a TX already strapped onto my heli ship, so a good output from the cam is a must...not to heavy either guys Ross
  13. I don't know if my Trex 600E qualifies as I don't actually fly by video, by I use it to carry my Canon 40D & also my Panasonic SD9. My Baby Chasing the girls And here is some video shot from it, bit shaky as it's a pan & tilt mount that my Mrs controls, we are very much newbies at this sort of thing, but I'm sure you get the idea behind it. Just make sure you choose to watch in High Quality or youtube will give you a very much compressed version. Ross
  14. John, that is some smooth flying, the first part shot in the evening sun is superb, made me feel I was up there with it. The next best thing for us wannabe piolts At about 4 mins into the video there is a plume of smoke on the horizon, can you tell me what it is & why didn't you get nearer then fly through it Nice shooting mate, smoothly flown. Ross
  15. Macsgrafs

    Range Video

    I have sent range video 2 emails now asking if my order has been dispatched & no reply, this left me no alternative but to commence a paypal claim. My advice ladies & gents is to stay clear of range video until something is sorted. Ross
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