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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 LukeZ

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  1. Yes, I see you're right, this is true of both the PWM2PPM and the MeekPE. Fortunately I think for my intended use there will not be many high-end receivers being used. DIY Drones has a uC version that is specified to work with even these complicated high-end receivers, though even there it appears some compromises might be made. I'm going to try the MeekPE and see how it goes. Luke
  2. Hi Guys, I know this is something of an old thread, but PWM-to-PPM is still of interest for many reasons... I was just today looking at the alternatives available and came across this circuit on the Paparazzi wiki site, which seems to be relatively new (v1.0 August 2010): MeekPE PPM Encoder Board The design philosophy is strikingly similar to the PWM2PPM board discussed in this thread, with the exception of the failsafe PIC. I have not been able to find any external discussion of the circuit, and the heading on the wiki page says "Preliminary." Just wondered if this was an off-shoo
  3. I should amend my previous post... the UAV Forum on RCGroups did finally pass, though not because it got the required percentage of votes, but because of the magnanimity of the admins. The forum is still in a trial phase, which lasts for 30 days. I certainly don't want to draw anything away from this forum, and in fact I've mentioned this forum over on RCGroups. But just in case anyone wants another place to post UAV stuff, go check it out. Never hurts to have more than one place to go...
  4. Oh yeah, and I'll need to get another plan... I have T-Mobile and I get lousy reception in my own apartment The good thing is, most plans now have free calling between members on the same plan. So, all I'd need is two phones on the same plan and I'd get basically free communication! Although my phone usually knocks me off if I've been on for a certain amount of time, sometimes an hour, sometimes two hours. If that happens it would just have to be another accepted moment of brief interruption.
  5. I find the possibility of using cell phones fascinating. My goal is to build and fly a rather long distance UAV, perhaps a couple thousand miles. I'm mostly still in the learning and equipment gathering stage. I just recently got my Ham license thinking it might be useful. However, for long distances and small transmitter sizes, such as could be fit into the aircraft, it really doesn't look like much of a solution. I talked to some Hams about it and all they could recommend was APRS. That's fine, I'm sure I'll use it as a backup, but it's not really what I'm looking for. Cellular technolog
  6. Jim's exactly right. Even if we accept the assumption that UAVs are dangerous tools of the terrorists, there is still no reason to expect that government regulation would in any way diminish that threat. Terrorists, by definition, aren't really going to give a hoot about the regs. I certainly understand people's mistrust of the government. I myself am extremely mistrustful of our present government in particular. However, what I don't understand is this stream of logic which seems to get played out a lot in these types of threads: - UAVs are potentially evil - The government won't like
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