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.
Hi, Your advice was right on the money. I replaced the standard HiTec servo with a spektrum DS821 servos with 72 oz/in of torque. The buzzing stopped and the gear went up and in lock position with out any trouble or buzzing sound at all. Once again, thanks for all your doings and advices. Al
Hi again No……..no………..nooooooooooo I am delighted to get this servo slower unit working. I think it’s a great unit, and I will find a big enough servo to get the job done if it’s the last thing I’ll do. I can’t help myself, I am scratch builder and a tinker type of a person. One question though. I have already installed the servo slower in a test stand and every thing is working fine. But when the wheel is in up position the servo buzzes. I am using a standard HiTec servo and driving only one retract to just see how this unit works. I am not sure about the retract's brand. I’ve i
Hi, Now that I got the basic unit (servo slower) working. Here are my questions: 1) Is there a comparable transistor to 2N 7000 transistor that radio shack may carry? I asked because I am planning to add lost plane alert to the circuit. 2) I am planning to use a high torque servo to drive a ¼ scale (similar to ¼ scale mustang) home made retractable landing gear. Is there any ball park servo torque you can suggest? 3) Using the unit in different speed such as 2 second delay from end to end or 3 second delay from end to end and so forth changes the servo’s torque? Thanks for all you
Hi, I figured out what was going on. My connector to the servo was working but not all the time. So I connected the servo directly to the bread board using short connecting wires. From then on the unit worked the way it was supposed to. Now I am happy!! Now my question is the voltage rate for the chip is 5 volts. Why can’t I use a 6 volts battery in line with a 5 volts voltage regulator? Another question is: I am planning to use a big servo to drive a ¼ scale type retractable landing gear. What torque can I use. Thanks for all your doings, Al
Hi, I have programmed pic for servo tester on hand. I got the servo slower working but I have no idea how. Here’s what I mean. In step 5 it said : Just move the stick until you see the retract speed that you like best. I didn’t noticed any change of speed when I did that. In step 6 it said: Once the best speed is found, hold the stick steady while you remove the jumper. How can I hold the stick in any position when I didn’t see any changes in speed?? Al