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    I sail a model Electron yacht here in New Zealand (google and you will see what I mean). I race with another guy with same boat so I mounted my Gopro on it it took some good video. I will post at some stage but I need to edit it is its too long for this site to up load as I have tried. Cheers Ian
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    This would be very good info.
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    Rod, that is the point! Too much to cobble together. Barry, your links demonstrate the frustration I have. So many documents to go through.

    I'm sure there are more of you who would like to be able to reasonably purchase a SYSTEM that would essentially be "plug and play" so you can "look out the pilot house" in real time as well as record the scenes.

    This is why I started this post hoping that someone has "been there and done that".

    Thanks Rod and Barry for your inputs.

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    Lew,
    I would suggest you go here to glean some good information on FPV.

    https://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-fpv-861/
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    Radio Regulations vary slightly between USA/CANADA, & then there are huge differences between NorthAmerica & Europe. Our 2.4 gear is in the ISM Bands (industrial, scientific, and medical) and there is a lot of other stuff in that band as well. I have seen video gear at 900 MHz which barely worked from a sub Marine back to its driver. In contrast 27 megahertz and the 70-band penetrate water to a certain extent. There is lots of inexpensive POV stuff on the market but Lou like you say it requires a lot of cobbling together of battery, camera, transmitter, antenna, and then the receiving end. And that cobbling together is difficult even when you know quite a bit about the electronics and their interconnections.
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    GoPros are fine but they have their limits. I used mine with the app to control the camera by cell phone but the app dies at various times, even within 10 meters. Probably not enough signal strength using wifi.

    For a while a small group was coming to the pond we use. They were running high speed racing boats, too much speed for a 100m diameter pond. He had a Springer rescue boat set up with what I am looking for. He could watch his monitor attached to his rc transmitter where the View was from the pilot house.

    However, they no longer come to the pond, probably because of the size.

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    Gotta love the Go-Pros! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    I looked at this briefly a couple of weeks back to see what was available but although you can get cheap waterproof remote controlled cameras they mostly seem to be limited by Bluetooth being the mode of communication which has a limited range of approx 30 feet. So Iโ€™d be keen to see what others have found too.
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    Now for something a little different...

    I've made several videos of model boats with the cameras mounted on board the boat at various positions. Some go back over ten years ago. Some involve using a servo to move the camera. All of this type of video requires editing to eliminate the unwanted parts resulting from continuous recording.

    But now I would like to use FPV (first person video) to not only see what the camera is seeing, but record as well. I am looking for someone who has EXPERIENCE in this area. I would like to get a FPV SYSTEM that will do this at a decent resolution at a reasonable cost.

    I say system because I don't want to sped my time figuring out what viewer, what camera, what power supply and battery, what transmitter, and what antenna. Ideally, would be a system that includes everything. However, if one of you has already put together something like this and can list all the items that when installed, it works.

    I've seen some video cameras that look like a miniature 35mm SLR. Small size is optimal, especially for (temporarily) installing it for the pilots point of view.

    Anyone gone there? How about multiple cameras?

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