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Old 09-06-2003, 11:37 PM
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I guess I can't count on peoplle hand launching for me. I said , "just let go of the plane". I knew, when he started running this was goona be ugly. No way he was going to give me a straight release..... Bang.... nose first into the paved runway.

Damage, this time, was trivial. But I need a way to launch this puppy myself. Would some kind of launcher be needed? Motivation is a Webra .52. How are u folks doing this solo?

Sigh.... back to the back to the basment.
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:10 PM
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hold the dust at cg one side with left and other right......keep the radio in my right hand....with my chin I hit the throttle full open then release....mine take right off out of my hands..
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:21 PM
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Grab it right in the middle of the back with your left hand, put the tx in your right, nudge the throttle to full, push it straight out and control it with your right hand, you only need elevator and aileron to keep it in the air for the first few seconds anyway
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:13 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm going to try my next time out. It can't be worse than the last launch. It's all fixed and ready for the next flight.
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If you need I can put up a small vid of me launching mine.
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