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  1. ah ok, good to know. Thanks. Well, if that's the case, I will probably just use 900Mhz. I don't think I can avoid using an extension, with the way its installed. James
  2. Just to let you guys know. The reason I would like to be able to switch between 2.4 and 900, is i plan to use this rig during fun-flys, warbird events etc. etc. With most people jumping on the 2.4 control bandwagon, I don't want to have problems. From what I hear, I can get better performance for long distance with 2.4Ghz. Which I would use solo, or with very little other people around. Is this correct? Or would I just be wasting money, on the different setups?
  3. Thanks for the quick replies. Whats the reason to avoid it on 2.4? Not that I don't trust you, just I'm not very shabby on electronics. Thanks, James
  4. Hello everyone, I know the more popular method of mounting the antenna, is directly to the transmitter. On my particular installation, it would be easier to use a 2" to 3" extension from the transmitter to the antenna. Does anyone foresee any problems in doing this? I'll be using either 2.4Ghz or 900Mhz, depending on where I'm at. Which coax cable should I use? Will the cable differ from 2.4 to 900? Thanks for any help, James
  5. This is an example of a rolling shutter Here I got that link from this forum DX-201 camera This is the thread that got me all confused about the DX-201. You have people saying it has a global snap shutter, and it has a rolling shutter. Anyway just to get more done with the build, I decided to go with the cheaper KX-191H. depending on the results, I might upgrade at a later date. James
  6. I have yet to see anything that actually says the DX201 is a CMOS camera. The manual Here says it neither a CDD or a CMOS.
  7. Thanks about the videos, and the band is "A Perfect Circle - The Outsider Apocalypse Mix" Awesome video! Very lucky man right there! Thanks for the help, James
  8. Thanks for the replies guys... Do any of you know if the DX201 has the rolling shutter then? Also, what about the auto iris? Worth spending the money on the lens? We had a Gulfstream G4 do a drop in at work today, the flight hydraulic reservoir is bypassing fluid. So, I have a pretty busy weekend in front of me, but I hope to order a camera ASAP! Terry: Thanks for clarifying that for me, I was unaware of the bandwidth issues of our AV gear. The interference and dropouts will be acceptable for this project, as long as I can get the setup correct so that it not to bad. The idea behind the project is to record air to air and air to ground video of events such as, fun-flys, warbirds events ect. ect. Our goal is to capture high quality video of RC events, and the aircraft at those events, then make them available from our site. Here If you guys would like to watch a few, I would suggest the Warbirds over Denver 2008 Here and the F-4 turbine maiden Here. They are large files, but worth the download... again thanks for the help! James
  9. I'm a little unclear by what you mean about "you will not get great quality out of your down link anyway." I've seen videos where people had to ask if it was recorded on-board or down linked. That seems to be pretty good quality, if people need to ask a question like that. I don't know though, this is my first experience with video EQ on a rc aircraft (I've been flying for a little over ten years now.)I'm trying to get the best quality I can, without using a HD camcorder. The plane will be flown 98% of the time line of sight from the pilot. The camera system will be monitored and controlled from the cameraman. I do plan on flying FPV from time to time just to have some fun with the plane. This project is going on about four years now, so long because of time, money, career, and family. I'm sure most of us that fly RC have experienced the same thing from time to time. I'm at the point in the build that I need to finish the camera system, and I'm afraid of investing my limited funds in a camera that will not perform the way I want. I'm interested in the DX201, but all the video examples that I've seen has been from electric powered aircraft. Anyone know how the camera will perform on a nitro powered plane? Thanks, James
  10. Hello everyone, I'm new to posting in this forum, but I've been reading it for a long time now. I'm at the point in my project, that I need to chose a camera. I've been banging my head on the desk all week trying to research cameras, and haven't really found one yet. As the camera is single most important decision of this project, the entire project is designed around the camera. First the platform, its a kit bashed Telemaster Senior, made just for aerial photography. I'm running 5v and 12v regulated power on-board so that is not a concern, and weight is not a concern (although I do want to keep it a board camera.) The camera is mounted on a full continuous rotating pan and tilt. Video quality is a very important! Price is always a concern, but if need be I can save my pennies for the camera, because as mentioned above it is the most important part of this project. Is there any advantage to using a dc auto iris lens? Cameras I've been looking at: DX201 KPC-HD38CZCM (And similar) DPC-480A I've read in other forums about the CMOS rolling shutter problem, and I'm not sure if the DX201 has this or not. I've read post saying that it does and does not have a rolling shutter, so I'm confused about this camera. I've seen many very nice videos using the DX201, but they were ALL on small, light, electric powered planes. Anyone with any experience with any of these cameras that can point out the pros and cons would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any and all help! James
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