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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 Gully

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  1. There's also this: http://www.hardware-pacers.com/pages.php?p...d=327&catType=r Linked from Gizmodo.
  2. We've been using Siemens GSM modem boards to send data from industrial equipment that is installed far away from phone lines. We only send updates about once a week, and use SMS, but the boards'll work at 9600bps, and talk standard RS232. I've had no trouble getting the boards to talk to a PIC (for example). Oh, and I have no relationship with Siemens other than buying their boards.
  3. I think it could be done. Modern PocketPCs such as the Ipaq are powerful enough to encode mpeg4 video at a reasonable framerate (I've had 10-15fps out of an old arm9 ipaq, so an Xscale model with Intel's MMX extensions should fly), and light enough to mount in a model aircraft. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any publically available video encoder that will run on them (although I'm sure such a thing must exist). My own encoder was written as part of a proprietary research project. The limitations on 802.11b/g mentioned earlier in the thread are probably the bigger problem, but line of sigh
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