I use RTH 95% of the time when bringing my Mavic back home and NEVER had any issues. Just set your RTH altitude high enough to avoid any trees/structures.
Yeah but using RTH "frees up" my hands so I can hold my cigar and beer can.In general, it's safer to fly when you have full control of your Mavic. When you get into using any of the automated flight features, you could run into trouble if something does not perform as expected (or more likely as you expected it would). If you understand how to use the automated flight features and you know how to cancel them (if needed), then there's really no harm in using them.
I don't know why people say that because I use it all the time. Sometimes I go so far out I just hit RTH and set the controller down and wait for it to come back. Once it's close I usually take control and land it or let it land on its own.
Did you move from your original take off point while flying?I've only had one problem with using RTH.....for some reason after I hit the RTH button the mavic decided to go somewhere else. It for some reason had changed the home point and when she said "landing," and the mavic was no where around, I knew there was something wrong. I still don't know why it changed home points in mid-flight, but it did. Fortunately I was able to cancel RTH and then locate it on the map, and then direct it back home. Scared the crap out of me........
Anybody else experience anything like this?
No, I did not. And I even remember her saying at takeoff that the home point was recorded. After I located the drone on the map I brought it closer to me and then hit "RTH" again, and it took off in another direction. I was able to cancel and manually bring it home. Very bizarre.Did you move from your original take off point while flying?
Couldn't be further from the truth. I use it 90% of the time simply because I think it's cool to watch it do it's thing.