If you are not ready to fly your plane fully FPV, consider using an action camera to see what the view is like from your model while you fly. The Strix Goblin that we reviewed this month has the perfect place for a Mobius action camera to be mounted on the canopy/hatch.
Before you fly, hit record and then go have fun. The views are breathtaking, and watching the footage of a high-speed pass is almost like being in the pilot’s seat of a high-speed jet.
If you are like me, you will find yourself wanting to make the move to full FPV flying to experience the view all the time. It is also a great way to get people interested in what we do. When you show them what our planes are capable of from the perspective of the “pilot,” it drives home what a great hobby we are involved in.
So if you have a compact action camera and an airframe with a place to mount it, as with the Strix Goblin, you have no excuse not to get some footage of future flights. You may be surprised at the views you capture!