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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 Paul, I don't know what to tell you. I used it for my application, which was a 9-12 volt system, and it worked great. I don't know if your 5 volts will be enough to push the circuit. You could get it and try it out. If it doesn't work out, you could resell it in one of the forum classifieds or toss it into your parts box for a future project. Either way, its the easiest solution so far, and I'm at a loss for another option. Alfred
  2. Acetronics, Exactly that. I am looking at a couple "storage" type scopes on eBay at the moment. A local friend/cohort also advised me of the storage scopes. So, hopeing to find a good deal for one on eBay. Sadly, most of the scopes up for auction are without propes and sometimes without manuals too. Difficult to get one with everything. Alfred
  3. Thanks for that input. I was really leaning toward that very same type of scope. 100+ Mhz seems to be what I would need when concidering the facets of our RC RF (72Mhz) and other things. Thanks again.
  4. I need some advice on selection of an Ocilloscope. I am getting into pic programming for rc projects and and have been concidering purchasing an Ocilloscope to help me with projects later down the road. eBay is where I have been looking for a good used one. But there are so many different Mhz ranges to choose from. For our applications, what would be the most usefull size? 20Mhz, 60Mhz, 100Mhz or more? I have seen several 20Mhz units that are nice later designs in the area of about $200 and then some 100-150Mhz in the $300-$500+ range. Perhaps I don't really need this right now, but I would
  5. This is the board you need I found my old order reciept from MPJA and got the item number for the audio board. Its even cheaper and smaller than the one I first posted. And.... I am not really sure if the other one will work for what you want. This one will for sure. Here is the page at MPJA for the audio board. [http://www.mpja.com/directview.asp?product=12288+ST I ordered about 5 at the time as they are nice little boards to stash in the electro parts bin. They should give a wireing diagram sheet with the purchase. Alfred
  6. MPJA had some nice small microphone boards a few years back. I used them on a couple small camera systems. I did not see the exact same boards this time, but they do have something that might be usefull. here.: http://www.mpja.com/directview.asp?product=6098+KT They are about $5 each. It is just a little bit larger than what I had earlier. Perhaps someone else may chime in with an alternative. Alfred
  7. I have seen those Tx modules with attatched boards showcase by Asian suppliers. Though likely can only be had in quantity. Here is one of the places I have seen them. http://comtech.manufacturer.globalsources....-GetProduct.htm http://comtech.myweb.hinet.net/ I have also seen them seperate from the modules. But I don''t have a link for them. Can't recall where I've seen them. I too have couple of those modules, and I like the way you fellows have put together your boards. Alfred
  8. I did't see a price on that site. Though I did not look to many other distributors to see if they had a price on the components. I suspected they would be a bit high. But I have no idea. I just thought it was interesting. I did not recall any of the common and UAV flight stabilizers using this rechnology. What was the advertized price anyway? Alfred
  9. I am always surfing the web for interesting sites or articles for UAV's and flight stabilizers. I happened accoss some here: http://www.willow.co.uk/html/oem_compass.html These 3 axis sensor modules appear promising and I wonder why they are not or would not be used. There are other similar modules from other sources as well. I am not skilled at electronics design and could not begin to incorperate this into a controller. But I can see its apparent value as a leveler. Just thought I would share this and see if anyone had any comment or thoughts as to the use of these 3 axis modules. Alfr
  10. I have an oportunity to buy a used set of of the I-Glasses 3D HMD's. Has anyone used this model for FPV flight? Wondering if the image would be ok in an FPV environment. Thanks, Alfred
  11. Thanks for the reply on the I-glasses. I missed that line on the I-glasses web page about the prescription glasses. Not sure yet if I am going to upgrade yet. but thanks for the offer. I'll concider it.
  12. So nobody here that used the I-Glasses HMD wore prescription glasses?
  13. RC Direct has a stabilizer that will do eccpm. It will also do FM or PCM. It does not come with the sensor, but is compatable with FMA's FS8 and CDP4 sensor. The FMA sensor is available seperatly from FMA. Here is the RC-Direct product page: http://www.spartan-rc.com/catalog/index.ph...hp?currency=USD
  14. I have an old Virtual VisionSport HMD system. It works well and has an adjustable reflector/eyepiece. It is a Mono type imager. I wear Bi-focal glasses, and I am still able to adust the eyepiece to bring it into focaus for my eyes. I use them without my prescription glasses on. I am concidering purchasing a newer HMD set to add a second set to my operation, and to update it as well. The question I have, for those that have used the I-Glasses HMD, is the headset viewing adjstable for use by individuals that wear glasses? Alfred (arrio) Riopel "more toys than time"
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