Do you know what all your Gain & Expo Tuning, Sensitivity, Basic Gain and other settings does?
I sure don’t. But I would love to know!
It can be hard to know what each setting does, and often you can’t notice a subtle change of a
setting, especially if you don’t know what to look.
In the photo above we have numbered all the settings with an explanation of what each setting does here:
1-3: How fast the stick inputs are translated into movement on the aircraft. The slower values the
more you need to move the stick before the aircraft reacts. The reaction starts to gain traction after about 10-15% stick movement.
4: How quick the aircraft will level and react ( perhaps only in ATTI mode – checking).
5: How quick the aircraft will stop in GPS mode (a lower value provides a smoother brake, but in windy conditions it will allow the aircraft to drift ).
6: Is the maximum stick input for yawing. Lower endpoint = slower yaw.
7-10: How fast the aircraft will react to EXTERNAL forces (wind, air pressure etc.) Not how fast it
reacts to stick inputs. Generally you do not want to change these settings unless you know what
you are doing as corrections may change the flight dynamics and can induce undesired oscillation/wobble.
11: Exponential adjustment of the Pitch movement. Higher number = slower response.
12: Exponential adjustment of the Yaw movement. Higher number = slower response.
13: Bezier curve inputs that will give your gimbal movement soft start and soft stop at the beginning
and end of your Yaw.
14: Bezier curve inputs that will give your gimbal movement soft start and soft stop at the beginning
and end of your Pitch.
15: This effectively turns off the pre movement you get as you input a yaw command and you see
the gimbal move first. Turn off for smoother yaw (won’t yaw due to wind).
Settings 13-14-15 are only available with X5 mounted on the Inspire.
Be aware that there is no “best” settings as flight characteristics are highly subjective depending on your skills and what you want to achieve when flying.
The settings in the photo is for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered as our
recommendation. Change one setting incrementally at a time and watch the effect on your flight before changing other settings.