During the perfectly still air and warm day today I went up ... in the Emirates cable car across the Thames in South London. By the time I got back the wind was up, but I got out into the garden for three LiPo's worth of APM setting up. Not very successful still. Put it into Alt Hold, it struggled for a few seconds and then did a vertical disappearing act
I caught it at about 10 metres, flipped back to Stabilise and guided it back to terra firma, combating the wind that was adding to the fun.
So, not a failure, not a success. But yet another lesson in not panicking, reining in control, and bringing the aircraft back down safely.
Tomorrow (Tues) I'm out in the field at Cliff (windswept again no doubt) to see if I can get this APM sorted for once and for all with some swing space bigger than this garden.