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This is the latest version of the RunCam Racer. This V3 model improves on V2 by optmising the image quality for OLED goggles. A new 1.8mm option also offers a wider FOV. Finally, its firmware can now be updated using an FC and the SpeedyBee bluetooth module.
The range of FPV cameras is now huge and to be honest a little confusing. The good news is RunCam might have made your decisions a little simpler with their latest camera, the RunCam Racer. As the name suggests, the RunCam Racer is a camera specifically designed for FPV racing drones, so if that's what your looking to buy one for, then look no further.
The Racer combines all of the elements needed to make a camera perform well for FPV racing. Most importantly it boasts very low latency of only 6ms and high image sharpness; these are important characteristics for helping you to avoid obstacles and fly through race gates as quickly as possible. Furthermore the camera has an excellent dynamic range so that you can see shadow details well, and it responds to exposure changes very quickly, which is important if you are flying on a sunny day. Equally the camera works well in low light conditions, performing arguably better than the Micro Swift 3 in that respect.
Next onto the form of the camera itself. At only 5.5, is very light so it's not going to slow your quad down. It's also micro sized, so suitable for all quads and with the included 19-28mm mount adapter you can use it on the larger frames that require a standard size FPV camera. Unlike the RunCam Swift Micro, the RunCam Racer benefits for a fully enclosed protective housing, so it should be more durable.
Other features include the ability to switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios making it compatible with all FPV goggles. There's also an OSD function for displaying battery voltage, pilot name and time. Finally, the camera supports BetaFlight remote control so that you can change the camera parameters directly from your remote control.
- Specifically optimized for OLED goggles
- Ultra Low Latency: 6ms
- Microsize and ultralight, only 5.5g
- Excellent WDR
- Switchable 4:3/16:9 Aspect Ratio
- OSD for battery voltage, pilot name and time
- Wide input voltage 5v-36v
- Supports joystic/UART control (Joystick controller not included - buy here).
- One touch scene setting - 3 preset scence modes: Personal, Lightrax and Darkness
- Comes with a 19mm to 28mm bracket, suitable for the micro size and regular size
- Image Sensor Super WDR CMOS Sensor
- Horizontal Resolution 1000TVL
- Lens 2.1mm FOV 145° / 1.8mm FOV 160°
- Screen Format 4:3 / Widescreen Switchable
- Signal System NTSC / PAL Switchable
- Mirror/Flip Available
- Integrated OSD Yes
- One Touch Scene Setting Personal / Lightrax / Darkness
- S/N Ratio > 50dB
- Electronic Shutter Speed Auto
- Min. Illumination 0.01Lux@1.2F
- WDR Super WDR
- Day/Night Auto
- Menu Control Joystick Control / UART Control Switchable
- Power DC 5-36V
- Current 110mA @ 5V / 40mA @ 12V
- Housing Material ABS
- Net Weight 5.5g
- Dimensions L19mm*W19mm*H18mm
- Runcam Racer 3 FPV Camera
- 1x Screw Set
- 1x ABS Bracket
- 1x 6 pin FPV Silicone Cable
Sorry, we don't currently have any product related advice for this item. For general tips, tutorials and help please check out our Multirotor Beginner's Guide. Alternatively feel free to ask us a question.
COVID-19: We are still shipping out orders daily, but have changed our same day shipping cut-off time to 1PM to help cope with demand. If an order is placed after 1PM we will still do our best to ship same day as our daily postal collection is around 4:15.
Please be aware that deliveries with Royal Mail are taking longer to get through. At the moment we are finding it can range from next day to even up to two weeks, with 3-5 days being typical. So if you choose Royal Mail as a shipping method please be patient, shipments aren’t going missing they are just taking a while to get through the postal service. For fast deliveries we recommend choosing DHL.
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UK Postage: Here at Flying Tech we process orders Monday to Friday and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround of orders. If stocks levels allow, we aim to dispatch orders placed before 4PM the same day with Royal Mail. Our cut off time for courier delivery is earlier; orders must be placed by 1PM for next day delivery with DHL and 1PM for next day delivery with APC. A confirmation email will be sent when your order has been dispatched. If you wish to change your order, please contact us promptly, as we won't be able to make amendments once the order has been shipped.
We are partnered with several delivery companies including Royal Mail, DHL, APC and Parcel Force. If you have a special delivery requirement or would like to arrange a shop collection please contact us. For small low value orders our cheapest delivery service is Royal Mail First Class; this service aims to deliver the next working day including Saturdays and it can be sent recorded for extra peace of mind – please note this is not a guaranteed next day delivery or trackable service.
For a guaranteed next day delivery we recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery or one of our courier delivery options. Royal Mail Special Delivery will arrive by 1PM the next day and for an extra fee can be delivered on Saturdays. APC Overnight offers next day delivery with full tracking and a 2hr time slot pre-delivery text notification. DHL is a good option for larger consignments and remote locations such as Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. All high value orders are fully insured and will likely require a signature on delivery.
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For our international customers who require a rapid delivery we off a DHL Express service. DHL Express offers NEXT DAY delivery to most European destinations and a very fast delivery for countries further afield, generally 2-3 days. For country specific estimated transit times, please refer this download.
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