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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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I want to create a UAV of sorts. I watnt to take an rc plane, put a wireless camera on it, and have live video feed. The video feed would go to my laptop. I would like to be able to see the video feed on my laptop, and fly the plane via USB joystick.

I also want to add an autopilot of some kind. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks

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That's a big project. I would suggest you comb through the discussions at this site as well as the UAV forum at rcgroups.com.

My opinion is to do the project in phases. Start with a wireless video system and forget the PC, joystick, and autopilot. After you achieve success with each phase, add the next feature, one at a time.

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I want to create a UAV of sorts. I watnt to take an rc plane, put a wireless camera on it, and have live video feed. The video feed would go to my laptop. I would like to be able to see the video feed on my laptop, and fly the plane via USB joystick.

I also want to add an autopilot of some kind. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks

As you have heard it before go at it one step at a time.

http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/product.php?pro...=265&page=1

is an economical pan tilt kit, there are also 2.4 Ghz Tx and Rx modules. I suggest you make a sit in flying station with rudder pedals and a throttle similar to a real world airplane console to free up a joystick for controlling the pan/tilt. A seperate reciever and transmitter for camera control might be a wise idea, the last thing you need in a flight casualty is for you to lock into a view of the aft rear corner of the cockpit.

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