The H+ and the Mavic Air were in the guest room. I didn't ask.
[emoji443]Train kept a-rollin’, all night long[emoji443]
As for trusting my H’s, I do but I’ve learned I have to do my part for them to do their part.
Over time I’ve learned that we need to periodically clean the potentiometers and pin contacts on Yuneec products. If we fail to do that we can be assured of experiencing control anomalies from time to time.
Typical after a long period of non use is a lateral drift to one side or the other, but usually to the left. If performing a full “secret menu” calibration does not cure that, cleaning the sticks and a system cal afterwards will.
I’ve learned that if you let them sit unused for long periods of time they will lose calibrations. It’s absolutely certain they will not know where they are after sitting for 6 months so a long GPS soak is mandatory. Also needed will be a compass and accelerometer cal, and a gimbal cal won’t hurt.
I’ve learned that performing a “secret menu” system cal requires we start and end the calibration process with the controls centered. If we start with any control off center the system will be limited to one side after the cal is complete.
I’ve learned that any time we hear a constant beeping there’s something wrong and we should not fly until we determine and correct the cause. It might be as simple as finding a stick is being deflected at power up or it could mean the system has lost bind.
I’ve learned to always check the telemetry data at the left side of the ST-16 screen to determine the system is updating info. If nothing is there or only partially reporting there’s a problem with system communications or binding.
I’ve learned that if I use several different cameras on an aircraft each camera’s firmware must be a match for the aircraft and ST-16 firmware. If they don’t all match something will not work right.
Perhaps one of the most important lessons learned is that if I crash and damage the gimbal I should send it to an authorized repair station to get it fixed as most people that try to fix it themselves end up with a messed up gimbal.
I’ve learned that if I come across a page in the system menu I don’t understand, pushing buttons will always make things worse. If we don’t understand something, don’t try to change it to “make it better”. There’s a high probability it will be worse.
So all in all, if I pay a little attention to basic maintenance the H’s always do what they are supposed to do. If I get lazy or don’t pay attention they will demonstrate some displeasure for being ignored.