As long as it's still within visual range I think you'd be OK. They have camera kits you can fit onto RC planes.
I got my beginner Piper Cub off the ground one day. It did OK when it landed in a cedar, but then I got it up a little too high, and it didn't fare so well bucking a 25 MPH headwind. I almost had it on the ground when I messed up throttle modulation and dropped it on its tail. Still have to get the second one airborn.