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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.



PilotSmith

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  1. Would you recommend that I redo the GP Patch Antenna with tin or the aluminum one I made by mistake should work fine? BTW, thanks for being so helpful and answering my 101 questions!
  2. In real world flying conditions, is there going to be a noticable difference from using the Strip Tease vs the YB2Normal antenna? And you are very right on the cam voltage. I tried running on a 2 cell LiPo pack and it didn't work at all.
  3. I feel so stupid - It must be aluminum as a magnet does not stick to it. I resoldered it using the plumbing solder and got what appears to be a good solid connection this time. So the question that now comes to mind is whether an aluminum GP Patch antenna is ok or if I should spend the big bucks and pick up a piece of roofing tin at Lowes to redo the antenna???
  4. Do you need special solder for tin??? I tried and tried and could not get it to stick to the tin. Used 40w iron and then 150w gun. After much frustration tried some plumbing solder instead of the regular rosin core solder for electronics and that seemed to work better but still doesn't look real good.
  5. I have a few small cell phone lipo cells. I'll make a 2 cell pack from them to drive the transmitter/camera to see if that eliminates the interference. Thanks for the info!
  6. I am planning to build the GP PATCH ANTENNA for my X10 receiver. The plans call for a connector on the patch antenna that you screw in the antenna lead. However, there will be no connector on the X-10 lead once I take off the original antenna. Should I just solder the existing lead to the patch antenna. (Shielded part soldered to the reflector and inside part of the cable soldered to the element?) Should I solder a male SMA connector to the lead to be able to screw onto the GP Patch? One way better than the other? Also, I want to modify the X10 transmitter antenna. I saw the RC-CAM4 PROJECT
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