RC-CAM WIRELESS VIDEO CAMERA
need moderate electronic assembly experience to build the RC-CAM4 wireless
video system. If you are an entry-level electronic hobbyist then some of
our information will be beyond your abilities. If this is the case then find
someone with the tools and experience to help you out.
The RC-CAM project
spans four generations of video systems. Here is a brief summary of each
Off-the-shelf 434 Mhz wireless camera system. CMOS monochrome camera,
sub-miniature video transmitter. Required HAM radio license, had poor video
quality, and very short range.
Modified CMOS color video camera and 2.4 GHz transmitter using a $88 XCam
system. Very low cost, but the camera video would often wash out. Airborne
transmitter was big and bulky.
Based on RC-CAM2. Upgraded to a CCD color camera and eliminated most electronic
modifications. Much improved video performance at slightly higher cost. Airborne
transmitter still bulky.
Based on X10's tiny "XCam2" camera system. CCD color camera. Small size and
weight (less than 6 oz) allows for installation on many R/C models. Good
performance, but still short range (300 feet).
Please keep in mind
that RC-CAM's XCam based wireless camera projects were developed over
ten years ago. Since then, commercially produced miniature video systems
for R/C use have appeared
on the market. These remotely piloted models are now the basis of the
fast growing FPV (first person view) hobby.
If you are interested
in knowing more about the commercially sold wireless video systems then please
do NOT ask us via a private email. Instead, please take the time to review
the RC-CAM forum discussions. That is a great place to ask your R/C wireless
video questions too.
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