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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.



NOT the way to operate your OCTO


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That story is a few months old and made headlines because the pilot claimed the model's control link was "hacked." The pilot also claimed that the runner was not hit, but overreacted to the model being near her (this account has been disputed by witness accounts). It seems that things like this are always someone else's fault.

FWIW, it's one of the few controversial "drone" stories I've seen that did not involve a DJI Phantom. It was a DJI Hex Flame Wheel (or a clone of one).

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Like all modern news, the story went cold after a few days of making headlines everywhere. But I found a recent article about it:

http://www.suasnews.com/2014/07/30004/drone-operators-involved-in-athletes-injury-referred-to-director-of-public-prosecutions/

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/drone-operators-involved-in-athletes-injury-referred-to-director-of-public-prosecutions-20140708-zszsy.html

Back in 2013 the pilot was in a positive news story:

http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/machinery/general-news/wa-farm-takes-to-the-sky/2652354.aspx

What a contrast -- It is sad to see him make a poor choice and undermine our hobby's good will by flying above the people at the triathlon event. He was obviously flying for commercial purposes, but the negative news harms hobby sUAV pilots too.

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Ahh well found. I still look at multirotors and think they are an accident waiting to happen!

I dont know why so many people think they would make a good business. It was hard before but now the market place is flooded.

Terry

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