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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.

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Everything posted by Neptune769

  1. Hello Everyone, I am trying to find information on how I can use 1 channel and split it into about 8 momentary switch functions on the model. I know that a company called MCD makes one with 8 and one with 16 functions. My problem is that I need a custom Keypad layout. I tried to contact MCD but their web site is down. I want to make my own using an Atmel micro controller. I can do the programing. I just don't know how to interface it into the radio. Has anyone done something like this? Any help would be appreciated. Regards, Dennis
  2. Hey that will work. I think it is time to get my dad and his scope involved. Thanks for the info.
  3. Hello Everyone, I thought I would put this info out on the table. If your looking for high quality cameras take a look at these. They are made by Hitachi. I own the following. VK-S914, VK-S234, VK-S274R & VK-S454R. They are all used in American Dynamics/Sensormatic PTZ cameras. The PTZs are known by the names Delta Dome and Speed Dome Ultra I - VIII. The camera blocks are controlled with RS232. The 4 mentioned are all color NTSC. They have 16x, 12x, 22x & 23x internal optical zoom respectively. The dimensions are rather small for the what you get. Length is 86mm, width 50mm & hi
  4. Hi Ron, My reasoning for eliminating the RF is because the TX & RX is pre 1991 and I don't want stray RF flying around. Granted I don't think the RF Police (FCC) would know. And I don't want to have the radio updated. I could go and buy an updated RC set but that would add more than I would like to the budget. Also the plan was to gut the TX and build everything into a Pelican case with monitor in the lid for the video. The plan is also to go about 300 feet. I do appreciate the info though I will keep it in mind. I will take all ideas into consideration since I really don't know what I'
  5. Hi Kilrah, The serial isn't as much of a problem as is it to bypass the RF circuit. I wouldn't know where to start. I have been trying to figure out a way to replace the TX RF module with a microcontroller that has analog inputs and can output RS232. I have an old Futaba FG series TX that I want to use. I found a data sheet for the encoder IC. I would like to rind a schematic or service manual on this radio. Or at least the pinout for the 5 pin RF module plug. I'll try to find the thread you mentioned. Thanks, Dennis Dennis
  6. Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and see there is plenty of knowledgeable people here. First let me say I don't know much about electronics or PICs & AVRs or programing. I do know how to read schematics and I can assemble kits and make boards. Now here is my project. I am building a ROV for underwater. I need to be able to use a RC transmitter less RF module. The end result is that I need proportional control of three motors with electroinic speed controls. That is on one stick and a trim pot third channel for the third motor. Then on the other stick pan & tilt camera control. T
  7. Hello Videorov, I am also working on a ROV. My camera is a Hitachi VK-S234. It has a built in 12x optical zoom. It is controlled by RS-232. You can control the Zoom, Iris, Focus, Shutter speed among other things. I am trying to find a way to hook up a Radio Controlled transmitter without the RF module (the wireless portion) to a microcontroller. That way I can control the motors and camera over wire since radio waves don't go far underwater. You can see a couple photos of the camera on the Yahoo ROV Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/robotrov/ under Nemo1 in the photos section. If your not a
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