After weeks of frustration, I think I've had it with the APM 2.5 board/software. It's just not a reliable, stable solution for my needs. Every time the Hexa has any issue, it seems to have EVERY issue. Each problem takes dozens of hours, multiple forum discussions and too many repetitive calibration/installation steps that have no effect. I just want a reliable airframe to shoot some aerial video - I don't want to re-invent powered flight every weekend.
I am curious if anyone has experience with other alternative solutions to the APM board for flight control which may be simpler to use. Are there brands that offer a simpler way to get flying? Some plug-and-play options or something more thoroughly tested and reliable? As I mentioned, I am not interested in playing with code or creating sophisticated autonomous options - I just want to fly, maybe loiter a bit, and shoot some video.
Thanks in advance,