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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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:unsure: Sorry for such a newbie question, but I'm about to buy the cheapest and lightest color wireless rc cam available. Unfortunately it won't be the RC-cam4 or whatever as shown on the site because that model is too heavy for my cheap RC helicopter. I've decided on one of those penny size models that comes with a receiver that hooks up directly to your vcr and tv.

Well my question is, If I want to go to the woods and record from my helicopter, what's the cheapest or easiest way to bring along a vcr to record the flight. Is there an adapter that I could use to power the vcr through my car's cigarette lighter? I won't be bringing along a tv to monitor the recording; I'm only interested in bringing a vcr along.

Thanks a lot for your help!


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It's called an "INVERTER".

It takes 12V DC and converts it to 110V AC. You can pick one up at most large auto centers. Sears or Walmart would probably have them also.

Just make sure you get one with a wattage high enough to power your VCR and receiver.


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