tanasit wrote in another thread: "The Basic GAIN (first row in the GAIN tab of BASIC section in the Assistant) controls Flight attitude which means the higher the gain, the faster your Phantom will go back to level positions. the Attitude GAIN (second row) control stick response which means the higher the GAIN, the faster and more powerful your stick command will be." First of all, because the wind has been squirrely here I've done my first flights in our small meadow, which is bordered by trees, ponds and brushy wetlands. It's protected from wind but there isn't much room for mistakes, so I'm flying very very cautiously, trying to get a feel for the controls, etc. The Phantom reacts so quickly that a couple of seconds of pilot confusion can easily put it into a tall tree (or even a pond). Hoping to moderate things, I've lowered all of the gains to 80%. Yesterday I finally completed a full flight without a panic attack or a crash (though there were some tense moments!). It seems that the lower gain settings are having the desired effect but after reading tanasit's explanation above, I wonder if the Basic gains should be left at the default settting? I'm not clear on what "return to level position" means, at least in terms of keeping the Phantom under tighter control. Another thought: would adding a camera or ballast help slow this thing down a bit? I've got 4 batteries so that isn't an issue. With any luck the weather will moderate today and I'll be able try a flight nearby in a huge wide open pasture.