Wow... you have had a lot of problems with it.
I bought mine from tower hobbies so I didn't really get a receipt. I think Heli-Max asked me for the model number on the box when I emailed them.
I've tried to keep my videos short as well. There were a couple times that I ran it down to the low voltage cutoff and the video didn't save properly.
In my case I really do think it was the heat/humidity that was causing the issue. Since it's cooled down a bit around here I haven't had any problems with it. After it froze the second time I disconnected/reconnected the camera to make sure the plug was seated correctly which may have helped too.
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