Once upon a time I tried some ESCs with SimonK. Quad was unflyable and wasted way too much time trying to “fix” it. Threw the ESCs in the trash and went back to Hobbywings.
Like I said, BLHeli is fine for a racer, and you can do all sorts of neat stuff to the ESCs all at the same time using BLHeli Suite and the CF pass through functionality. BUT you can’t do that with a Pixhawk, and doing ESCs one at a time is a royal pain in the backside. BTDT, burned the T-Shirt.
My real point is, every time I get into a discussion about BLHeli and ArduPilot, NO ONE has yet to give me a definitive list of reasons with empirical data to back up their claims that using BLHeli ESCs on anything other than a PixRacer in a racing frame is “better” that using plain jane ESCs with a Pixhawk on an AP rig. Every thing I get is pretty much the same story, “It works fine for me.” Anecdotal testimony isn’t useable data.
So, until someone has some real empirically generated data to look at I’m sticking with what I know works.