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.
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Hi, Well my plan is to just use longer antennas...I live on top of a hill and have clear line of sight for quite some distance...just a few trees on the one side im worried will cause a problem...so What about a long aerial on the roof? I will only fly from the roof so dont need it to be portable..I saw the patch antenna from Rangevideo I might get for the rc cam, but for the radio control Might be able to just use a long aerial from a radioshack shop? Or am I way off here? If you have straight line of sight, at what est. distance should you lose control of the plane? With a standard JR 2610 radio?
Thanks Ill have a look. Is there any recommended receiver for the plane for longish range? I've ordered the range video kit, but in the meantime want to get an electric glider for flight duration. Any suggestions or tips welcome! Thanks
I mean increase the range on the radio itself, in my case the JR 2610...hmm ok Ill look around and see what people are doing. Long range is what I want Oops ! I dont have a 2.4GHZ radio...i dont know what mine is...its a JR 2610..System should still work though, rigth? The 900mhz 500mw kit?
Hi Ivan, Thanks for the quick reply. Yes that adapter would make sense! Thanks for the tip. Yes I think ill order the 500mW system, I would eventually want longer range but if my limit right now is my radio, no point in going overboard on range, ill just be able to watch it fly to its death Are there products to boost radio reception too? Cant wait to get this setup and fly my plane around the neighbourhood
Hi guys, Im new to all of this...and would just to make sure about something. If I want to put a video cam on my plane, all I would need is this kit: http://rangevideo.com/index.php?main_page=...;products_id=98 Is that correct? I dont see it coming with a battery so probably haveto add that myself, but is that all? I have a JR 2.4GHZ radio...should be compatible, right? I see the 2.4ghz system with 1000mW is not compatible with 2.4ghz radios? Is that just because of the same frequency being used to fly the plane? Which will have greater range? Thanks for any advice, Bye