Video Downlink Projects
Under construction. More photos and details to come.
- Boscam 5.8 Ghz RC305 receiver w/ circular polarized antenna
- Lawmate 900 Mhz receiver w/ GP patch antenna
- X-10 2.4 Ghz receiver w/ GP patch antenna
5.8 Ghz Boscam Transmitters
- TS351 200 mw w/ circular polarized antenna - Tricopter
- TS832 600 mw w/ circular polarized antenna - FPV Easystar, Blue Wing #1, Blue Wing #4
900 Mhz Transmitters:
2.4 Ghz Transmitters:
AV436 CCD mini-camera - was mounted in Half Shadow w/ 909Mhz 500mw Tx
- now mounted on Blue Wing #1 w/ 5.8Ghz 600mw Tx
AV436 CCD mini-camera - was mounted in UltraStick w/ 909Mhz 100mw Tx
- now mounted on Blue Wing #4 w/ 5.8Ghz 600 mw Tx
X-10 CMOS camera - was mounted in PT-40 w/ X-10 2.4Ghz 50mw Tx
HIC0095 CCD camera - to be used on ??
Pixera CMOS camera - to be used on ??
Micro-camera CMOS - mounted on Tricopter w/ 5.8 Ghz 200mw Tx
Micro-camera CMOS - mounted on Easystar w/ 5.8 Ghz 600mw Tx
AV436 CCD mini-camera = 350 TVL (television lines), $28, runs
on 12 volts, good in low light, older technology
Micro-camera CMOS = 600 TVL, $10, runs on 5 volts, normal
light, much better picture, very small
|Tricopter, micro-camera, 200mw Boscam TS351 video Tx||Easystar, micro-camera, 600mw Boscam TS832 video Tx|
600 mw 5.8 Ghz Tx (Boscam TS832) + right-handed circular
polarized transmit antenna
I have bought several video transmitter and antennas from Surveilzone.com, with very fast delivery. They have the best price I have been able to find on the TS832 video transmitter and antenna.
Note: The Boscam 600 mw specification for the TS832 from Boscam is probably wrong. Tests have shown that the TS832 actually outputs < 300 mw of power. The Boscam 200 mw version does output > 200 mw, so it is accurately spec'ed. I have also found reviews on-line that state the best Boscam transmitter is the 400 mw version.
I have several 5.8 Ghz receivers and FPV headsets:
- single RF section receiver; Boscam
- dual RF section diversity receiver; xxxxxxx
- headset; Quanum FPV Goggle Set
- headset with DVR and diversity receiver; Eachine VR D2 Pro
I have begun to record airborne video with the VR D2 Pro. Here are some video(s) below; more will be added over time.
If you want to pay a little more and get a strong output signal, Immersion RC has a 600 mw Tx that has been measured at > 700 mw. There are many transmitters and receivers available, but the I have listed here the ones I have used.
Digital Still Cameras
Olympus D450 32MB Smartmedia - no longer used
Olympus D460 32MB Smartmedia - no longer used
HP E317 512MB SD - CamMan switch installed, internal batteries, damaged in crash - no longer used
CVS camcorder 128MB Fixed mem - external power, low resolution (640x480) - no longer used
Aiptek Pencam SD SD mem - CamMan switch installed, external power, installed in Stryker for aerial photos
Flatfoto 3 SD mem - CamMan switch installed, external power, sold
Argus DC3640 SD mem - Keepalive switch installed, internal batteries, sold
Dakota #1 Fixed mem - Keepalive switch installed, internal batteries, sold
Dakota #2 Fixed mem - Keepalive switch installed, internal batteries, sold
Dakota #3 Fixed mem - Keepalive switch installed, internal batteries, sold