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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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Actually, I wouldn't worry too much about it. The best way would be to hook everything up and see how long the 600 mil battery lasts. Then you'd know for sure how long it would work with your equipment and then you can calculate the power/miliamp figures. A lot of these things are actually under rated so the power figures look better to the consumer. The only figures I would count on are the ones presented on this forum by the fellows who are designing the equipment. For example, the OSD by Thomas.

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yeah.. but i havent bought the Lipo yet... so i wanted to know in advance so i could buy the right Lipo... i found a 620 mAh Lipo weighing about 50 g... a 1000 mAh Lipo would be twice as heavy.. but even if i estimate 300 mA for both devices, that would leave me with around 1 hr, which should be enough i guess :P

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Sure, I don't think you'd be too far off with that, and it should work well for you. Another thought http://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITEDHOBBIES...?idProduct=3735 would be to use a bec

You'd save about 25 grams and wouldn't have to worry about it..

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hm.. i dont understand... do i plug both the UBEC and the ESC to one and the same Power source? I did try using one power source for both the AV stuff and the flight stuff and ended up having problems with picture glitches under throttle... I can only see a security bonus using the ubec, since the receiver will work even if the ESC blows.. but how am i able to use this for my AV stuff and save weight? The ubec output is only 6V and my camera needs 12V (+- 10%) and the receiver 9- 12V.

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Yes. Both the UBEC and ESC are plugged into the battery. It is somewhat of a safety measure to my mind if the ESC cuts off the voltage to the motor, you'll still have enough voltage to power the receiver to land. I should defer to those here the matter of voltages for the camera and equipment as you'll need a switching regulator to power the AV equipment and I can't provide links to the equipment for you to look over. Perhaps MR RC or one of the others will be able to guide you in that direction.

Ron

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