Solo app 2.4 Beta. Should I try it?

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I'm not quite new to quads but I am new to Solo. Brief history. I ordered a new Solo and 3 axis gimbal last week. When they arrived, I carefully installed the gimbal. When I started everything up, the gimbal just kept sort of bouncing vertically, like it was trying to get straight but couldn't. I took it back out, checked that the wires were all properly tucked in, and tried again. Same problem (I had a Hero 4 Silver in it). I went ahead and got into the old app (on an Android tablet) and checked for an update. It said I was already current and the gimbal kept bouncing.

So, I decided to try the new Beta app to see if that would correct the problem. Everything went nuts, the gimbal kept bouncing, and all I could get the Solo to do was turn on and give me blue lights in front, red in back. I returned everything.

Today, my replacement Solo and gimbal will arrive. My question is, should I just try to get everything working on the old firmware and not try the Beta? I went with a Solo mainly for the reputation, (apparent) quality and esp the features like the new multi-point cable cam. But, it appears I won't have all the features I want for my work without the new firmware and, based on what happened with the first Solo/gimbal, I really hesitate to try the Beta.

Any words of wisdom/advice would be appreciated.
 
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Frankly, No.
First get familiar with your Solo with all features. Then learn to fly manual to be able to rescue your drone in case of something goes south.

Install a beta only if you are willing to contribute to testing and to provide formal reports on issues found.

Seriously, a beta version may include defects, sometimes even severe defects.

And multi point cable cam works fine with the current official release.
 
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I got the new one in. I signed on with the old app, went into the update and it told me there was an update and that it was 2.4. I loaded it. Everything seems to be working fine...well...other than I didn't get it ready in time to actually fly tonight. Link with my tablet and the controller are fine; gimbal functions fine. I also did go to the various functions like cable cam. The directions that popped up was what I wanted; multi-point cable. I also did the level calibration and compass and compass took first try. I will be a bit anxious to get it out and actually fly it. FYI, tablet is Android, an LG, running Marshmellow.
 

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