This is a great test! . Definitely shows the current limitations. Rest assured that we intend to fix this in the next couple of releases along with letting it go faster and faster! You should be able to do this motion with no troubles soon enough.
In general, yes, this feature was designed for long smooth motions, where co-ordination and smoothness together make it a tough task. This is different from shorter, quicker motions that are perhaps required when flying through forests etc.
Stay on the lookout for continuous improvements