Originally Posted by erkq
"Maiden pilot"?? One of the first rules of FPV is that you should learn to fly RC by LOS first, and then attempt FPV. There are many reasons. First, you don't have unnecessary extra expense as you crash learning to fly. Second, airplanes fly easier with lighter wing loading. Second, orientation is actually easier LOS. And there are other reasons too... Start at the beginning!
Yup, I went full retard and flew on a really windy day surrounded by 80ft tall pine trees and water on two sides. Others should learn from my dumb decision. The FPV camera is at the bottom of the pond! LOL I don't really regret it, because it was what I wanted to do in the moment, after weeks of building and tweaking the plane. I'm not one for incremental success, which may thin my wallet in the end, but that's my decision. Despite having it loaded with FPV gear, I did fly it LOS to a max of 300ft alt and 900ft range. I was doing fine until the wind wouldn't let me turn and pushed it downwind, then it stalled and lost altitude which put it below the trees. Glad I recorded it at the GS.