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.
An old thread, but a new answer. Fat Shark now offers the RCV922 "BASE Edition" which removes all RF circuitry, and uses a single connector harness with 3m of cable for video input and standard 12V barrel power like most FPV equipment.
Pardon my ignorance, but who is "us"? Link, name, something to go on?
I had heard of the problems with their FCC ID, and also noticed nobody was talking about DragonOSD anymore. Got any links that give details about their shutdown? Fate of other products? Their website is just dead now.
Replying to myself here. I am very happy with the brass tubing dipole - three flights yesterday on a T Rex 250 helicopter. The whole connector, feed line, mount, and antenna was just 11 grams, less than half of the weight of the stock rubber duck dipole I use on larger craft. I got the tubing at a hobby shop's railroad department, where lots of very fine metal extrusions are sold for scratch-built bridges and towers. I stripped about 15mm of coax, used half of the shielding and all of the core. I tinned and tucked the strands into the ends of the tubing and soldered as close to the root o
Pardon for dredging up a thread started ten months ago. This dipole implementation looks almost ideal to my needs - for a helicopter even smaller than DCSensui's. I would replace the tailfin with a radio-transparent one, raise up the centerpoint so it's definitely not hitting the ground, and maybe put the centerpoint to the left by an inch to further expose it and move it away from the aluminum tailboom. Two critical questions: (1) Am I to understand the coax shielding is soldered to the tubing, not to a wire inside the tubing; and the same with the coax core on the other tube? And (2),