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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.



AMA FPV Approval: Code 550


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Model Aviation magazine published by the AMA has a short article in the Jan-2009 issue (page 10) about their approval of FPV piloting in the USA. The ruling (Code 550) was passed last October, so this shouldn't be a surprise to everyone. http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/550.pdf

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10 pounds, yeah right! My XLV is over 30!!! :o I assume they are not considering heli's. The XLV is probably the easiest heli to fly FPV and that's due to its size and weight. Very stable, less reaction to wind, easy to hover stationary, predictable as it gets, autos like a fluffy marshmellow, etc... All that adds up to a machine that's less likely to cause a problem. Not to mention that it can be seen a lot further out. I love it low and slow anyway. Showing off the hover skills...although it's really the XLV's handling characteristics. :D

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