No I have not really played with the model characteristics. I use it for all of the above that you mention. For starters. It allows you to climb rapidly with a 5D without consequence I imagine if you that type of climb in the CS BL temps would go out of limits fast, unless you are flying arctic tundra. Now that it is summer I am seeing my BL's hit the 90's with simple climbs and maneuvers, granted I flew at a ground elevation of 6500 when that happened. You can dump the nose to about 60 degrees go full throttle ans stay level. I would venture you could do that for two minutes in the CS before the battery is dead. The landing profile is okay. I find that if you add some turbulence to about 40%, you kind simulate the wobble that the CS makes in ground effect especially if it is not loaded. I find with a heavy camera the CS is rather stable. The Sim lets you dump the throttle and quickly accelerate out of it. Maybe with no camera that can be done i.e. CS8 no gimbal. I tried it with the HEX dry weight without gimbal and it was able to recover. I doubt the same with a 5D or DSLR equivalent not that I have any reason to try that with the CS. I only maneuver my HEX like that to practice getting out of stalls from vortex ring state. I used to do this sim on a projector at my old studio. It would have been nice to have FPV screen on my 7 inch monitor to simulate using FPV in conjunction with LOS. That would be my main assessment.