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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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About mrfliboy

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  1. Helix1 and Mr Rc Cam, thanks for the replies. Mr RcCam I have looked at your LOMA but do not have the programmer. Even though I have dabbled in AVR programming. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645228 Commercial LOMA are only a few blocks from my residence. RAM Products is in a neighboring town and the owner is a member of our flying club. My thoughts were to end up with something as simple as FMKits great RF Beacon. Basically picking up a $5 ebay (for example having to key the PTT button on a commercial 315Mhz radio transmitter) quote from Helix1 r
  2. Thought I'd try something a little different and cheap. While browsing good old ebay I ran across luggage locator for pratically nothing: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wireless-Remote-Lost-Luggage-Car-Key-Bag-Locator-Finder-/110578798052?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19bf028de4 Upon receiving it, stock form yielded 100' range with a little directional control. Upon opening it up, I find it transmits on 315mhz, the tx comes with a 12v battery, but operates on a single cell lipo, the Rx has a 1.2v battery but also operates on a single cell lipo. After opening everything up, solde
  3. Radio shack project box, pushbutton switch (had laying around), 4-40 allen bolt and nylon lock nut for push button. Velcro dot on back for using with different Rx'ers. Thanks again for a great product.
  4. I did a actual field test with it this past monday and was truly impressed on the accuracy. Easily readable and definitely let me know when signal was getting weak. Very quick response. Hopefully make it to Rat Shack this weekend and find the time to mount it in a project box. Any suggestions for the pushbutton?? I'm thinking long rod to activate or unsolder and mount onto box????
  5. GGot mine already, and am looking for ways to house it. I'm thinking along the lines of a RatShack project box with a servo lead for connecting to mmy Rx'ers. The meter looks great. Should have the box this week sometime. Thanks again for this great offer. Went ahead and hooked up a servo lead on one of my Rx'ers, its a 1.280 BOB unit. Bought from BestOfferBuy. Very simple, it had the legs from the 7809 sticking up for easy soldering and the RSSI pin is the last one on the Rx. Used a servo grommet for the wire exit and a knot to prevent pullout. This Rx I have also added a SMA pigtai
  6. Gave it another go over. Definitely fried it. Thanks though.
  7. Both tx and Rx are from the trimersion set. I've hacked a few sets for friends. Hence having a few parts laying around. I went and hooked all up today again but something must've fried last night. Last night the picture was scrolling and than faded away. Today nothing. Thanks for the help anyway. I'll troubleshoot some more when time becomes available. Thanks again
  8. I've been modding and salvaging everything imagineable from these Trimersion goggles. Heres the original Thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925051 My blog page on all the mods: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=27663 My latest project is to re use a RX that was hacked out of one of the goggles. This is the board (lower piece) http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2963350 And heres the schematics: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14709944&postcount=891 Using a tested (working) base of a 2.4
  9. Very happy with the overall improvement. In the dome last nite was able to fly very well with no drop outs and just one glitchy spot. Quite impressed with the overall boost the windsurfer gave. Thanks again
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