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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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About rmsteele

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  1. I will have to add some wire extensions to both the GPS and the TX but I will try this solution and see what happens. The camera is a SN555 Sony CCD. It is mounted under the motor at the end of the red tube. Surprisingly I don't get any noise from the motor in the video. Here is a YouTube Video of my first flight test of my Heads-Up-Display on the MikroKopter. As you will see it is still a work in progress. My video conversion program for YouTube left some white lines in the artificial that aren't actually there but you get the idea. Everything you see in the video is done on the aircraf
  2. As it turns out the video TX antenna is on the left and is only about 9 inches away from the GPS patch antenna not 13 as specified previously. I have requested assistance from the TX manufacturer but have not yet heard back from him. Thanks Rick
  3. I have a MikroKopter Hexa. I have added my Heads-Up-Display and am using a 500mw 5.8GHz video TX to transmit the video to ground. The video tx antenna is just a 5.8GHz simple omni antenna and is positioned about 13 inches and below the GPS antenna which is a standard commercial GPS patch mounted on top of a 2" square ground plane and is mounted above everything else. The GPS is a UBLOX and is mounted dirrectly on the other side of the ground plane. If I power everything up together the GPS never locks any satellites. If I unplug the video TX it will lock 9 to 11 satalites in just a few seco
  4. NOPE! This Amazing project is very much alive and kicking. It just takes a while to have the best... It won't be too much longer...
  5. Does anyone know if the 2nd UART on the EB-85A is enabled or if not, how to enable it?
  6. Are the Rev C kits still available? If so I would like to purchase one. What is the proceedure to do so? Thanks Rick
  7. Unfortunatlly I can't yet comment on pricing but I expect it to be affordable. Rick
  8. Hi qb7 Hopefully sometime this summer if everything continues at the current pace. Rick
  9. Hi Val, Sorry for taking so long to reply. I did not get any updates in my e-mail so I was unaware additional posts had been added. Here is a screenshot of the current HUD display. This is a capture from the HUD running in demo mode. The graphics are all real and being drawn in real-time however they are running in demo mode and the background video was pre-recorded and used for bench testing purposes. The HUD display will be user configurable for display features such as gauges, colors, size, etc. It will support several video input and output options with the standard being color mo
  10. You will be pleased to know this project is still underway. It has been expanded somewhat and is nearing completion. This very cool project has gone through many iterations but now all of the components and features have stabilized and the end result will be far better than originally thought. The video module now contains a full blown graphics and video processor. The video overlay Heads-Up-Display now runs at 720 X 480 resolution on standard NTSC. PAL is also supported. It has real-time artificial horizon, sliding ribbon air speed, altimeter and compass heading, engine and rotor RPM,
  11. I have successfully used Futaba and Hitec and of course FMA crystals with mine.
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