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Old Nov 20, 2001, 12:15 PM
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Opualuan -

I literally threw my arm out with one of those things.

It really does bounce.

I started by trimming it to fly straight out in front of me on repeated "test glides", then started to heave it harder and harder. I learned to level it off at the top of a toss and circle around and land. I never thermalled or sloped it but I got lot's of experience landing and controlling the plane as it came toward me.

It was a bit squirelly to adjust, never seemed to be the same day to day but that was never a really serious consideration; it kind of developed an attitude of caution on my part toward adjustments and their longevity with my later planes.

Good luck. Lot's of fun and good exercise (warm up that arm or throw it out like mine).

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