When an FPV drone flies it has to pitch forward in order to gain speed. Because of this an optimal FPV camera angle has to be tilted up slightly so that when moving forward you are able to see the horizon line.
FPV racers will often fly in an average range of 35-50 degrees. This allows the drone to fly at a higher speed, with greater pitch, while also enabling the pilot to see the course obstacles in front of them.
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Foreign 101 we're going to be talking about the Importance of camera tilt So why is camera angle important when an Fpv drone flies it has to pitch forward In order to gain speed an optimal fpv Camera angle has to be tilted up Slightly so that when moving forward You're still able to see the horizon Line Say you have your camera angle set to Zero degrees which is looking straight At the props when you pitch forward to Gain speed you'll be looking right at The ground and you really won't be able To see where you're going tilt the Camera to The Other Extreme and you'll Have to pitch too far forward to see Where you're going this will also cause A rapid descent in altitude which is Also not ideal outside of these extremes There's no real answer to what camera Angle is best and at the end of the day It comes down to your own personal Flying preference that being said fpv Racers will often fly with a camera Angle between 35 and 50 degrees this Allows the drones to fly at a higher Speed with a greater pitch while also Allowing the pilots to see all the Coarse obstacles in front of them on the Other hand tilts between 15 and 30 Degrees will fly slower but may be more Ideal for casual or freestyle flying
Especially when trying to hit smaller Gaps