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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 was announced several months ago (March 2021) to allow our members ample 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.

Somebody Using Ardupilot?

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Hi all, few weeks ago I started this new little project. The goal is to install it on my old EasyStar and if all goes as it´s supossed move it to my Electro Telemaster.

Ardupilot can be bought from Sparkfun very cheap:


My goal is to have a RTL device for those situations that the r/c link or video link is weak. I know there some OSD on the market that do this too, but I really don´t like those fancy devices with numbers everywhere in the screen, I think most of them are not necessary for fpv, and the best of all, the best of all is the fact that Ardupilot is an Open Source project, and you do code mods through Arduino.

As many RTL devices it requires a Copilot or a termopile sensor to work, on the V1.0 the whole copilot is needed and on the V2.0 only the sensor is needed. I´ll start trying the V1.0 for one single reason, V2.0 only accepts binary data received from a EM-406, and I like much more my EB-85.

The gear to install or already installed on my EasyStar would be:

TX Airwave 200mW

Camera: KX-131

Dakar 2.0 OSD


FMA Direct Copilot

I would supply 5V for my GPS from my OSD, then I run 2 wires from the GPS (TX, GND) to the Ardupilot, Ardupilot would be conected to yaw and gas, and copilot would be conected to Ailerons and Elevator.

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