Today I had my first flight of the season, actually it is only the 3rd time I have flown the Typhoon since I go it around Thanksgiving. For a while over winter I actually forgot I had the thing. (it was a long winter in New England). At start up I got GPS lock and then it would come in and out a few times finally stabilizing. I flew rather aggressively for the first time. The dead zone around center stick became very apparent and I remember that there is a way to smooth this out by changing the settings. I had done this to my simulator model memory and it did help, but I am reluctant to change the real thing. I have a technique of reducing the jumpiness: do not feather around center, get in and get out, works good that way. I did not use the camera, I just want to get comfortable with flying for now. I had tested the camera around Christmas and it seems to work well. I can see how people can get into trouble with Smart Mode, you have to stay 30 ft away or you can get into trouble as it tries to get away from you. Another pitfall I can see happening is hitting RTH when you do not have a clear path to where home is. I flew it until I got low battery alert, the rear LED flashes red and I then landed. The battery was pretty warm, 105 degrees. So far so good.