Sorry for the delay, but now I can report that there is indeed an update of the hard-/software. The layout and functionality of the standard handset has changed a bit, the company send an addition to the manual per fax describing the new functionality.
My Merlinhead was replaced and I could grab an "old" handset in addition for comparison, all worked fine at home. So I travelled to Madeira for a few weeks with the head and tried to use it for TL vids. First, in the hotel room it worked fine, but on the first trip to a mountain top (Pico Areiejo) it showed some unmotivated strange movements. Back in the hotel it worked fine gain.... (???). Back on the mountian top the uncontrolled movement started immidately again...(???).
So I tested it again in the hotel room in more detail and by chance it turned out, that (!) simple opening/closing the rooms curtain
(!) confused this head. open curtain - crazy. closed curtain: normal (this is NOT a joke!)
. I did not touch the head or the controller meanwhile!
. Also standing up / sitting down had the same effect...
I have absolutely *no idea* what happens with this *&%$Â§-thing..... My only guess is that maybe a strong radio emitter confused this thing (there's a military radar station at the top of Pico Areiejo). As the head meanwhile keeps his unmotivated movements I'm pretty pissed about this thing (most probably I'll scrap it
Is the Merlinhead/controllers known to be very sensitive to radio emission / has anyone observed a similar behaviour?
Is there any possibility to try it with a new/old firmware? Is it possible to modify/update it? In the "manual" there's no description....