You may have seen the other thread I posted about my experiences of replacing a fault Mavic directly with Argos.
The first Mavic had the dreaded 10008 “black frames” issue.
Well, I got my replacement last week and while the black frames issue was now gone, I was faced with an entirely new set of issues on the new Mavic.
First up, gimbal was making some weird buzzing noises. Also, the horizon was constantly on the tilt. I was able to cure this with a few changed settings but whenever I flew sideways, the straightened up again, it’d be off kilter once more.
The other issue, and this is the one that drove me slightly insane, the gimbal was constantly looking to the left. Not by a great deal, perhaps only a couple of degrees, but it played havoc when trying to fly straight as it felt like the Mavic was “crabbing”. So the bird would fly straight but would be filming slightly left. Hard to explain…
It also has a weird drift issue, possibly related to the above issue. I went and found a huge car park to test this in too, I placed the Mavic over a guaranteed straight line and flew towards the end, on a day with zero wind (not even a breeze) and it constantly drifted to the right. I tried this in both directions (as if it was the wind, it’d still blow the same direction eh) but sure enough, I killed an entire 25mins battery flying up and down this carpark thinking I was doing something wrong.
Push the right stick forwards and the Mavic would fly as if you’d pushed the right stick forwards AND slightly to the right!
My OCD and my nerves was in tatters
So I’ve just been back to Argos and collected what is now my third Mavic in three months.
I’m hoping and praying this doesn’t have either the “black frames” issue, or any gimbal issues - I’m not sure I could handle getting a fourth replacement.
Everything is on charge now, will firmware update tonight and post the results of a test flight soon…