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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.

Making my first build ever. Help?

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Hi all,

I've been very interested in FPV since 2010 but I never had the motivation to go and start. I finally have scraped together the money and chosen some components. I'd like to know if the parts are decent, and difficulty of connecting this setup to my laptop.

Camera, Transmitter, And Receiver:

RC Car

I don't know if i'm missing something, so please do tell me if I am

Thank you very much,


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1. If your R/C system is 2.4GHz then avoid using 2.4GHz for your video link. Instead, consider using a 900Mhz or 1.2/1.3GHz video link.

2. If you must use a laptop then you will need a USB composite video capture adapter (available from computer retailers).

Laptops are not popular choices as the primary viewing monitor. If you decide to use a dedicated monitor then check this discussion on models that are suitable for FPV:


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