Originally Posted by pkfoamer
Sometimes i trim my plane while flying FPV by looking out of the haier to the area where i know where the plane is and easily find the plane....HOWEVER....I am very familiar with my flying area and have no trouble finding it. The haier permits this switch since it is not totally dark in there and the eye accomodation is fast. For most people, it is best to go totally LOS or totally FPV to avoid trying to switch out of yhe box. Dont have goggles, buy i imagine it would be very difficult to switch out of the goggs...
I don't use a shade box around my haier, usually just stick the 7" on my GS in the shade of my truck and, and the 10" I'll put on the tailgate or just inside the box, which is also shaded because I have a canopy on it. That allows me to walk around a bit and watch screens while more or less keeping the plane in front of me. Still though, when it's 1500+ feet out it's hard to see, even when I know pretty well exactly where it is, but I should put some monokote or some paint on the wings at least, the flytron strobe really lets you know where it is usually though, when I turn it on.
I do want start flying fully immersed via goggles though, especially the heli. Starting in a big field like CG says sounds like the way to go, around my yard there is too many trees and it's too easy to hit them even when there is clear flying in front of you.
CG - I've often thought about that, using my 50" plasma for fpv would be awesome, but I don't think my wife would appreciate me moving it to the garage..