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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 All, Great to hear that these Airwave modules are working out. Looks like there's some great setups being put together - and cheap! Crash Pilot 1, how is the PTN78000WAS performing? I'm having trouble finding a decent Vreg in Australia. Did you have to order the PTN78000WAS from overseas? Cheers, -TheOtherRob
  2. Hi all, I'm a tad confused about the de facto standard for SMA connectors on video TX/RXs. What specific type of SMA connector does 2.4GHz video gear usually have? There are some cheap dipoles available at the local electronics store, but they're terminated with a 'reverse SMA connector'. Should reverse SMA be avoided for the sake of compatibility? Cheers, -TheOtherRob
  3. Wow! I thought this thread was dead. Hopefully these modules will prove useful for some people. I can confirm (based on the data sheets from Airwave) that the channel is selected by grounding the appropriate pin. cyber-flyer and fallenangel3k, did you guys order from active-robots.com? I presume you haven't recieved them yet, but has their service been good so far? Looking forward to hearing the results! -TheOtherRob
  4. Hi All, I came accross these this morning and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts: http://www.airwave.com.tw/p_2.4ghz.htm I downloaded the datasheets and they're basically bare OEM 2.4GHz video/audio transmitters from 10mW to 500mW. They have no antenna connector or RCA connectors, so it's far from a turnkey system, but they only require need +5v, antenna, line audio, and PAL/NTSC composite video to get going. They are available at what seems like an excellent price: http://www.active-robots.com/products/radi...v-modules.shtml I'm asking because frankly the prices (US
  5. Cheers, thanks for that. I'll try it anyway, and if it doesn't want to turtleneck, I'll have a go at YB2Normal's ground plane. Thanks again! -Rob
  6. Hello everyone, Just a quick question about 50ohm cables - the secrets of which continue to elude me. I can't seem to make sense of the differences between them... Anyway, I'm looking at constructing the dipole antenna used in the RC-CAM4 project. Would it be possible to substitue RG316 coax for the RG174 specified? What might be the implications of such a change? Cheers, -TheOtherRob
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