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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. I just discovered that the receiver with dual output are available in different frequencies, I mean even if they label 5.8ghz, you can have two differents band of frequencies on 5.8ghz. We already knew that they are available at 5V or 12V input voltage. Check the receiver frequencies sold at Range video: http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=213 The Rangevideo 5.8ghz tx 200mw is not compatible with my 5.8ghz receiver bought at BEV severals month ago, I found it after bench test. http://www.bevrc.com/bev-58g-200mw-pulg-and-play-specially-designed-for-f
  2. I made a video with my Nano helico. The picture in my goggle have color in it, but when I record I got only a black & white picture. It's the same whit my two DVR and also my lcd tv. I just found another cable and will do test with it later.
  3. I'm not able to record a video. The 5.8ghz receiver have two video output, I use one for my headset and the other is plug into my Archos AV500 DVR. The video signal appear to be too weak and the DVR is not able to show a picture on the screen. I tried also in my LCD tv and the picture is there but with no color. Even in my headset the picture have fade color and I got always some kind of snow in the picture. I do not get the same quality of video that you show us in your video. Do you have an idea what is wrong, video level too low perhaps? I can not locate any trimmer in the receiver or
  4. The nano FPV helicopter is done. I finally installed the cam/tx on my three channels helico, because my prefer four channels helico have the charging connector and power switch under the helico and it become near imposiible to install the cam under the chopper. The f.o.v of the cam is too narrow for FPV flying, I use the EBAY gelly lens suggest by RC-Cam, I disassemble the lens to make it smaller and lighter. The lens hold on the cam/tx using simply a heat shrink sleeve. The f.o.v is perfect now, I'm very please with the result. The cam/tx need a lot of light to give crisp color but in the
  5. My first test as show me this cam need a lot a light to perform well. Anyway it is not important, I do this for hack for fun mainly, I do not expect that it will perform as good as my other FPV projects. I just expect that it is flyable FPV and I will be happy. I did not work on my nano helico since few weeks. Others things more important to do first. But now I'm back on FPV planet and I have severals projects on hold that wait about me. my nano helico is the first one. I received my new battery, a 20C 1S to replace the original battery. I'm not sure it is required to replace the original b
  6. How I can say, overall I'm not deceive, the only main problem is this cam need a lot of light to give a beautifull color picture. The project continue. I received my 4 channel chopper and it worth the money. The radio is RF not infrared, on the 49.8Mhz. It is possible to remove the battery compartiment and install our own battery in the radio. It have three knob for the trimming. The helicopter fly well, It is better than three channel chopper wit a small motor on the tail. The price was reduce and it cost around $27 for the chopper, radio and recharge cable. Two little servos inside the
  7. OUF! I finally received my refund from FPV hobby for my defective 5.8ghz cam/tx. I ordered it 9 october and we are 30 November... I lost less than $10 with this transaction. so now I'm free to say: FPVHOBBY IS THE WORST FPV STORE IN HISTORY OF FPV! He is a NUT ! Anyway, I got my money and I don't want to do trouble, so it is over for me.
  8. I resolder the antenna in vertical position. I tried the camera without the dual regulator trying to find a simple solution to make it work directly on 1S lipo. But it work ok only at 3.8V, and I lost picture at around 3.4V. If I use the dual regualtor and the Booster from DPCAV, the weight is aroune 10gr when I remove all the connectors. A little bit too much at my taste because I will perhaps add weight with the wider angle lens. I removed the dual regulator and DPCAV boosoter and replace them with Anyvolt micro regulator and it work well. I add a small capacitor (470uf) The current dram
  9. I received a tiny voltage booster from DPCAV, it will raise the 3.7V from the one cell lipo to 5V necessary for the stock 5.8ghz cam/tx. When I began this project my goal was to install the 5.8ghz cam/tx on a 50gr chopper. The camera itself without the connector is less than 5gr. And it is able apparently to work on 3.7V directly as per FPVhobby website. So I ordered it and received a defective camera... While waiting to received my money back, I make a good bargain with DPCAV to get another cam/tx at reduce price. Also DPCAV send me a booster and ask me to find a way to install everyt
  10. I received the 5.8G cam/tx from DPCAV, and it work well. I ordered few month ago the gelly fish lens for a Keychain camera and effectively it was too heavy and too big at my taste for my Keychain camera. So I was able to disassemble it and I try to make it smaller and lighter by removing the countour, I don't remember well what I did because it was severals month ago, but I remember well the result, it finish in the garbage Perhaps it is possible to make it lighter but it had not work with me The FOV of the 5.8G cam/tx is too narrow of course, this the only thing I don't like at first v
  11. I would like to know if it possible to disable eventualy the 5.8ghz tx and connect the camera output to our own tx like my 1.2ghz ? When you will receive your camera stock, perhaps you can take a look with a scope?
  12. I already have the add-on lens you ordered from Ebay since few months... What it miss me is the camera I was able to get a picture with my 5.8ghz camera, and the FOV is very narrow. The add on lens will help a little bit but it is not enough. The size of the lens is big, too much at my taste, So I already hack it to make it smallerwhen I received it and did not success very well, now the picture appear blurry on the edge. I got several Keychain cameras, I will try with one of these lens, and also I got many individual lens so I can try to find a good combinaison by placing one in front
  13. I finally received an e-mail today from FPVhobby. He just tell to send it back at an adress...
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