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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.

Gauge and millimeters conversion

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If you are building a 900MHz patch antenna then select a sheet metal gauge that will hold its shape with the expected field abuse, but is not so heavy it is impractical to mount on a stand. FWIW, both 24 gauge and 30 gauge seem a bit flimsy for a big 900MHz patch.

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The 900MHz patch is BIG. So the lightweight sheet metal choices that are good for smaller patch antennas are not appropriate for this big boy.

Regarding the gauge you should use: I'm a touchy-feely guy. I go to the hardware store and handle the sheet metal on the shelf. I select the sample that feels stiff enough for the job (it has to retain its flat shape with all the rough handling to/from the field).

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