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  1. Thanks Tony.... yeah thats the one I picked up at Radio Shack. The camera works great. I am waiting on batteries to power the TX and camera. but I am still not prepared to cut off the connector and solder or JR mini connector it. It just seems I am missing something . RCA and BNC always had a signal and a shield wire. I guess I will have to cut it someday and try to solder them ... yellow to yellow , black to black, red to red and white to white for audio.. I am bouncing around different projects.. working on a plane right now.. when I do get it setup and will post some pictures.. have a good evening.. Brett
  2. That looks really nice.. I can't wait to see how you made it.. is it controlled by head movement or by sticks... looks great!
  3. thats cool .. I plan to put my dx201 camera and 900mhz TX on my RC10.. 20%nitromethane gas. is fast.. not sure how it compares to your car.. . then I want to put the camera on a electric plane... waiting on my ESC and trying to program my cheapo FS-CT6A 2.4ghz radio TX/RX combo.. to replace the stock 2 channel RX board. with 3 channels .. link is here to what I am following. FBC mod I have done the motor timing mod and will be replacing the fishing line with rods. Plus the rudder will be able to go both directions instead of the rubber band to pull the control surface back to neutral..
  4. I took the Dremel to it this morning.. and got it together.. now I need to find out how to cut off the BNC connector and put on a RCA connector.. for bench testing.. is it as simple as connecting the signal wire to the center pin of RCA then the ground shield wire to the outer sleeve of the RCA? why don't video inputs on TX have a ground wire? does it still have to be 75 ohm like other video in circuits? Or is that allready inside the TX case. so you only need a single wire for ground, video , audio(if used) and power... TIA
  5. I am having trouble getting the camera into its housing.. I assumed you are to remove the lens screw unscrew the lens and the CCD cover in order to install it in its inclosure. No instructions on this at all in the manual .. It seems the box is not machined properly .. the board will not fit into the enclosure square. How is this supposed to seal up? the vents in the rear of the board where you hook up all the cables for programming and video/power. are wide open .. what's to keep dirt from getting all over the CCD? Some instructions would be nice. Are you supposed to silicone the around the edge of the board and enclosure or what? There is a pinhole in the lower Right corner of the face of the camera housing. do I seal it? product is lacking in many ways.. Any help with the DX-201 board camera and housing would be great.. I don't want to take my dremel to the housing.. how frustrating..
  6. I think I found part of my original problem. maybe.. my 4 channel RX on channel one is 2.414ghz my new TX is fixed on channel one. 2.410 GHz.. I guess I am going to have to buy an 8 channel RX to properly pick up that 2.410 frequency properly if I ever put it on a plane. It seemed to transmit fine with the camcorder. probably because of the 200 mw power it was putting out just across the room . I never tried distance. any way to modify my 4 channel RX to receive on channel 1 2.414 ghz to 2.410? I have another RX I can try it on before attempting it on my other RX Otherwise like I said I will buy an 8 channel RX to match the frequency exactly.. channel 3 of the RX TIA
  7. I have turned my attention to the RX TX project with the DX201 camera in the mail. I read MR RC CAM projects 1-4 were he uses the NME0512S and the PT5041N DC DC converters in different projects. my TX runs on 6-9 volts with an inline Vreg built in to the RCA cables to output 5 volts to the TX. My camera runs on 12 volts. so which IC and battery pack combo does everyone think I should use? note RV website says the tx2400-200 runs on 12v with regulator. but the paperwork sent with the TX states voltages greater than 10v will burn things up . Thanks
  8. wow that was really impressive !
  9. Update: well I was able to make that airtronics servo into a pan camera mount..I had to find a wider range POT to use instead of the one built into the servo. I guess I am working on 3 projects at once.. the pan camera for the roof. the TX RX video setup for my nitro car.. maybe airplane in the future. and the reason I asked about the camcorder is 1) the camera inside. 2) using the LCD as a portable monitor. maybe even mounting them in a HMD type deal I just not finding alot of info for small LCD screens like viewfinder LCD and connecting RCA video input to them. I think a graphics card is needed. I did find a black and white HMD RC car toy ... that can be hacked.. and I also found a 89 dollar color HMD set but they are not in stock.. still searching.. I found this.. http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2004/07/07/psone_lcd/1 and I have an old sony portable TV with a 2 inch screen .. surely there is a way to put RCA inputs on to that mini TV
  10. has anyone ever took apart a sony handy cam to use as a camera source for a RC cam project? or would they be too heavy/ technically difficult to use with a RV 2400-200 TX. reason I ask is I know someone who is giving away an old sony camcorder for parts.. Are those types of Sony CCD anything like the KX-171 that are commonly used on RC plans. Or are they a completely different beast.. TIA
  11. I am going to try to use the stock camera for the rooftop weather cam. I am having issues with my new TX 2400-200 transmitter I just got. It does not seem to be compatible with my off brand color camera. but I have a stock one that puts out 8 mw..... after checking on different battery tender circuits for sale (such as battery tender) I decided to switch and use a SLA 12 v battery, instead of the NI-MH batter, make a DC-DC voltage regulator to drop the voltage to the camera as long as I have the proper voltage for the pan servo and receiver (and maybe tilt) the wireless camera has its own voltage regulator for the LI Ion battery pack. the whole thing would use a 12 solar panel and the sealed lead acid battery. I now want to do both projects .. rooftop weather cam and RC-CAM to mount on an airplane. (those videos are just too cool) But like I said I am having issues with the off brand camera I wanted to use with the RV 2400-200 TX.. My camcorder transmits through it beautifully so I know its not the TX or the RX anyone know of a good camera which is compatible for that TX? I am looking at the KX-171. from Range Video.. unless someone has a spare they want to sell that will work with my 2400-200 TX. No Rush I am looking into getting my Tech class license for the 200 mw TX. thanks for the help Mr. RC-Cam !!
  12. Thank you .. so you are saying I would need to make a battery tender like circuit and DC voltage regulator. using larger solar cells so amp are higher, the battery tender circuit would charge at a faster rate (amperage) then switch to a a float charge to keep the battery charged. When the battery drops below 80% of full then the amps would go back to the higher amp charge. I wonder if a gel or deep cycle battery would work better than Ni- MH type battery. I wonder if this camera has its own control circuit. built in . the batter inside the case is 3.7 volts and the charger is 5 volts. Plus it doesn't overcharge the battery if used with AC adaptor permanently. The battery is used for electricity grid power loss. Thanks again...
  13. UPDATE: so far I found that I need a diode in line with the battery on the positive side. I was able to salvage one from a solar landscape light. now I am charging the battery.
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