Both MinimOSD and Micro MinimOSD suffers from irritating technical problem. In some setups, they stops overlaying data during hard maneuvers or even right after arming. Problem is very simple: chip MAX7456 is extremely sensitive in terms of supply voltage quality. Working motors and/or servos, can introduce enough power supply noise to occasionally force MAX7456 to reset.
Luckily, solution is simple: separate LC power filter or big enough capacitor connected in parallel to 5V pads of MinimOSD.
Almost any big enough electrolytic capacitor will do (> 100uF, the bigger the better) but best results can be archived with low ESR > 500uF capacitor.
In my case symptoms were not very strong, usually only very fast flips caused MAX7456 to reset, but I’ve decided to go big: 1000uF low ESR capacitor.
Micro MinimOSD has 5V pads on a side and they are the best place to attach capacitor.
As you can see below, capacitor is bigger than MinimOSD itself and I had to think a little how to place it inside my Reptile X4R 220 frame.
Results are great: no more MinimOSD problems. OSD stays on all the time, no matter how hard I use the stics.