I'm having issues with my ARES VTX. I have a quad(0) which uses the ARES VTX and has amazing video and range. My other quads were using various VTX's from RUSH Tank to XILO. All were wired the same through the same type of flight controller, a Lumenier AIO, using the individual filtered power pads and same ground, smart audio through the uart, and OSD video in and out pads. All but the one(0) using the ARES, which looked amazingly clear, were getting video static and breakup. So, I decided to upgrade my small fleet of quads with the FPV same setup utilizing the ARES VTX exclusively. Well my results varied from bad to worse but not one was getting the crystal clear image I was looking for at which point I decided to start chasing the static issues' source on one of the quads(1) acting up. I don't own an oscilloscope so I just went by the trial and error method by first directly going to the lipo connection for a power source and ground for the camera as well as the VTX. Well, to my dismay the static was still present (I also tried cleaning up the solder connections, using different wires, antennas, and routes for the wires). The next step was to bypass the flight controller completely and use the camera's OSD instead of the flight controller's in order to get the lipo's voltage as this is OSD element is critical for me. At this point the static pretty much disappeared giving me the gorgeous image I was looking for as well as excellent range leaving the flight controller video in/out connection as the source of my static. Well going out on the very next flight and I'm getting good video quality until increasing the range as if the VTX is stuck on 25mw or low power. The image looks great until I get around 20-30 feet out and then there is so much snow in the image I have to set down. I pushed the little button to ensure the proper channel, band, and power level by the looking at the LEDS. Same poor range. I placed the flight controller into another quad(2) with the original wiring through the FCU in order to check the smart audio settings, turn off low power until arm, and to make sure that the unit wasn't stuck in race mode and set to free mode as my RUSH Tank has been known to do. Still same horrible static and range albeit in that quad(2) now. The unit isn't getting hot at all even when set to 1 watt. So I place the ARES VTX from quad(2) into the directly wired quad(1)- Again, great video. Until the next day on the very next flight same horrible snow with any distance from the receiver! Now I have two VTX's exhibiting the same bad behavior. I ended up placing one of my old video transmitters, XILO, in the directly wired quad(1) and bam no problems over multiple outings! I really hate to think I've fried the ARES transmitters by wiring them directly as they are capable of taking over 24v input and I'm only using 3s batteries. Does anyone have an idea what could have caused this? There wasn't any sign of the impending failure during the flight and if it was a lack of antenna connection wouldn't it be presenting itself during the flight as the unit heated up and not at the beginning of the subsequent flight when relatively cooler? Please help me diagnose the issue or let me know of your experience using the ARES VTX wired directly.