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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.

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  1. OK i did the deletes . Actually with all the published image files (plug and play files) there is no reason for typing any of this in. But then it seemed the pre made files were not being published . Things are simpler now...
  2. The developer of wifibroadcast ,befinitiv now has pre-made images available:They are for 2.4ghz for the time being.https://befinitiv.wordpress.com/2015...pi-fpv-images/ Download here https://github.com/befinitiv/rpi_wifibroadcast_image_builder/releases
  3. These files will get you up and running with WiFi Broadcast. They operate on the 5.8ghz band on wifi channel 155. They have been tested using the RPi A+ on transmit and the RPi2 B on receive using the TP-Link TL-WDN3200. Each require a 8gb class10 micro sd card. First download this SD Formatter 4.0 for Windows and Mac.. https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ Use it to reformat cards used in the RPi's Next download Win32 Disk Imager. This program is required to write the provided image files to your sd cards. http://sourceforge.net/projects/win3...atest/download And of course t
  4. Hi Thomas. RC Groups is not going to allow me to store the *.img files. These guys are like 8gb each. They make this project plug and play for most users. I have a web site account with a provider but not sure if I can run a FTP site there. . I'm having a problem with my post above. There are couple of instructions which have a http:// which this forum is underscoring them as a web link. The worse part of it is some of them actually have an underscore in the address already. How can I make the forum stop doing this??
  5. I have this system working on 5.8 ghz now. If anyone is interested I will add the necessary instructions. They do require you to purchase the TL 3200 dual band dongles I am willing to post the IMG files if someone knows of a place to host them Right now we are talking about 16gb total. I believe they can be reduced to less than half that size if I knew how to compress them. Still 7 gb is a lot
  6. Step by Step instructions for the RPI HD WiFi Video System I hope this helps someone get their HD FPV system running. Right now its on 2.4g only. It was written for those unfamiliar with the raspberry pi and Linux Here we go............. Hardware required PARTS LIST:Video Rx: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB8GB micro SD cardTP-Link TL-WN722N Wireless USB adapter Video Tx:Raspberry Pi Model A+ 256MB8GB micro SD cardTP-Link TL-WN722N Wireless USB adapter RPI Camera In addition you will need two 5vdc power supplies An internet connection with a ethernet
  7. I got it to work.... after getting a bit more info i was able to successfully build the 2 image files. There are about 20 lines of entry for each the transmitter file and the receiver file. It takes an hour or so to program each card the image files once downloaded would take maybe 5 min each to load. I made my image files on a 8gb micro sd card. Even though the actual data is under 4gb once it is written to a 8gb card the new file size is 8gb. No a big deal except when trying to distribute these files on the internet. 16gb for both is a lot. If anyone is interested I could write up
  8. Ok well I tried to read the threads translated with Google . I say tried because much of it translated so poorly I could not make much sense of it. Most Chinese instruction manuals are easier to understand. I tried to follow his instructions. I believe the tx stuff was ok but the with the rx build I got an error saying the command is no longer supported. It is a shame no one has posted some "dumb down " instructions. BTW that term is so appropriate. I am sure many are wishing to build this set up but the linux and cryptic language is a killer. I borrowed a pretty good linux video course c
  9. Thanks for the reply. I understand your busy so late winter will be here before we know it. I'll pick up a couple of the 2.4 ghz sticks and try again. Getting it to work on 2.4 even if it is not the desired freq it would be an incentive to continue . I am surprised how there seems to be so few people publishing their files. The result is the average Joe is sticking with low def analog FPV. The Rcgroups thread basically consists of 2 guys trading a few scriopts and thats it. --tp
  10. Hi Thomas. This is a great project especially if you have your Mr RC-Cam DIY HD Goggles to plug into. I picked up 2 of the RP 2 b boards and a A+ board. They said the TP-Link TL-WDN3200 wifi stick would work on 5.8ghz to avoid interference with the 2.4 ghz rc transmitter. So I got a couple of them too. I loaded up the files you pointed to and the results have been very poor. I can get a picture but the lag is presently about 30sec and the frame rate is maybe 10fps or so. Not good ! Hopefully you will get some spare time and design us a DIY setup that will work. Thanks again..
  11. This is a common problem with a brushless Stryker. Try adding some Scotch tape over the sensors. It might limit the range some but got rid of the falsing.
  12. You should be able to read back the code (hex file) that you programmed into the chip. If you read out the same code as you put in it would verify the fact that the chip is indeed programmed and the chip is still functional. I use the following software IC-Prog it is free from http://www.ic-prog.com/index1.htm. It works with a very simple and low cost programmer I bought from this site. http://www.sparkfun.com/shop/index.php?sho...t=405095&cat=3& Its model SKU Number:PIC-PG2 and sells for $12.95 I have used this combination to program all of RC-Cam's projects. It has worke
  13. I did program the pic chip myself, but was able to purchase the etched circuit board from Mike. I do not believe the hex code is encripted or write protected. You should be able to verify that the pic chip has the correct code using your programmer. When the circuit is first powered up the led should light up for 3 seconds and then go out. Make sure the led is working. I was looking at the schematic last night and it seems to me that you could build up small parts of the circuit just to do some initial tests. It looked like you only needed the pic chip, a 20mhz crystal, a few resistors, a le
  14. Sorry I have not checked this forum for a while and was unaware of your last post. If the Autopilot board does not get the proper sentenances from the gps it wont do anything. It is very picky. As far as I know only the garmin outputs the format it wil lwork with. Magellan will not work. Somewhere on this forum a text file was posted that could be imported into hyper terminal and sent out the serial port @ 4800 baud. I looked for it again and I can not find it. But it did allow you to at least test the board without a GPS. I will look again if you are still in need help. UPDATE: read this
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