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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.

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About bloisy

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  1. I've already contacted them via their 'contact' option on the website. Will post their reply when/if it comes. Thanks.
  2. Hi, First, before taking the arms apart, I lowered the gain as kindly suggested to me on another forum and it seemed to allow slightly more power to the motor, but in the end it failed and reverted back to the same problem. Next, I followed another suggestion to re-set the ESC's, but no dice. To see if it was an ESC problem as you suggested, I proceeded to switch the problem ESC with the #2 arm and sure enough the problem followed to the new location. And, it still gets hotter than the others. This is the 2nd ESC that has seemed to fail on me and I have barely had the thing flying
  3. Hey all, I wonder if anyone has experience with this problem and can offer a solution... This is a 330xs system with a 500x frame. I upgraded the frame due to previous vibration problems with the 330xs frame, but am now having new problems... After replacing the motor on arm 4, I am still having the same problem as before the replacement (as shown in the video). This is a brand new motor and the ESC is properly connected to the motor. The ESC gets slightly warmer than the others, but is relatively new since I have barely had this heli flying! Have never been able to get it to fly
  4. Hi again, Well, with the help of some nice fellows here in Osaka I hunted down over the internet, I was able to solve the problem I was having. It was an ESC setting procedural problem. This got it flying. 2nd problem that some people mentioned to me in the forums was perhaps the frame. I have a Gaui 330xs extended frame. I will try to get hold of a better frame to fit my 10" props. Regarding the procedure, there are a number of different ones that are written in the forums, however this is the one that worked for me. Setting the ESC's on the Gaui 330xs (using a Futaba 8FG)
  5. Thanks again for the advice. The people on the forums have been truly AWESOME, yourself included. I hope I can contribute more effectively in the coming weeks. Once I get this mess straightened out, I will surely share my experience. I have taken your advice and will search out some people here in Osaka. Problem is my Japanese writing skills need work too I'm gonna head downtown now to one of the hobby shops to see if they will help me with the 8FG. Cheers!
  6. Nice one! It's ironic because I was at a hobby shop and asked them specifically about clubs in the Osaka area. 'There are none' was his response. In any case, thanks so much and I will surely report back hopefully by the weekend with whatever happens. Take care, Lee
  7. Hi again, Not much to report. When I got home tonight I tried first by removing the green wire again. The LED showed Red. I proceeded to adjust the gain on the pot in tiny increments from 0 to full. No dice. Problem persists. Regarding my Tx (Futaba 8fg), the manual is greek to me and so I've still yet to figure out how to set it properly. Once I locate a 'gain set up for dummies' I will try and post again. Thanks again
  8. All model aircraft props must be balanced by the user before use. http://hobby.dubro.c...p-balancer-1_17 http://www.rcgroups....ad.php?t=693956 And many more sources, complements of Google. Thanks for this. I just learned something new. Will investigate further later tonight. The R/C Rx channel that is connected to the green gyro wire (remote gain) controls the Red/Green LED status. More importantly it also allows you to set the gyro gain. The procedure to do this magic depends on your R/C Tx model (they all vary). I recommend that you hunt down a model helicopter pilot that knows w
  9. Hi, I believe the props are properly balanced. I assume by 'balanced' you mean they are all at the same level and tight? I changed the gain again in just about every position but the problem persists in position 3. BUT, you may be right about the red/green light situation. I have read the manual and switched the left most switch on the Gyro but the light remains green. Could I humbly ask you to offer me a brief procedure on how to ensure the light on the GU-344 is RED? Do I have to recalibrate everything again? All the best and thanks so much.
  10. You were right! I forgot to change the props after swapping motors. Genius. Thanks for stating the obvious. Nothing is ever obvious to newbies With that said, however, despite swapping the original motors 3 & 4, the strange vibration in the prop still happens in the #3 position. So, I guess it isn't a bad bearing in the motor. Also, the foam pads under the GU-344 are completely in tact and are not damaged in any way either. Lastly, I haven't changed the gain in the channel 5 on the Futaba 8FG Rx simply because I don't know how and couldn't find it in the instructions or onl
  11. Hi, Well, I switched motors 3 & 4 around. The result is that it seems #2 now gets the most power and makes it wanna flip over to the left now. So, I can't get to a hover now to see if the original problem persists. I decided to recalibrate the ESC's (one by one) using the steps shown below I found online a while back, but I still have this new problem. I have no idea what to do with this darn thing now Ahh... 0. Switch off the Tx and Guai 1. remove all ESC leads from the GU-344 2. remove the GU-344 gyro green wire from rx 3. set the gain on the GU-344 to minimal (cc
  12. Thanks. I will give it a try when I get home from work tonight and let you know how I make out. Cheers
  13. Hi, Thanks for the reply. I have done the following: exchanged the #2 & #3 ESC's and lowered the gain on the POT with green wire OUT. It basically became worse in terms of now it won't hover at all - and the problem still exists in motor number 3. I am using a FUTABA 8FG and was normally adjusting the gain on the Tx with the green wire IN before this problem started to occur. I hope I can get to the point when I know exactly what is causing my problems (other than my inexperience)! Thanks
  14. Please help! Gaui motor / ESC Problem? Hi everyone, I hope someone can offer me some advice as I'm going gray and bald at the same time over getting this Gaui 330xs to fly right. If you take a look at the short video I've added below, one of the motors is acting up on me and I cannot figure out what the problem is. I'm quite new to this and and am learning as I go. Any and all help would be appreciated. As far as I can tell the spinners are on correctly and the propellers are tight. A friend of mine suggested the ESC may be wonky. (?) Is it a bad motor? Could it be the ESC not a
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