Thread: Hand Launch
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Old Apr 30, 2001, 08:46 AM
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I've just started flying my new T52 last week. I tried lunching with no power and had problems with it rolling and diving. After having flown some this weekend, I've found that when under power, I have to add down and right trim to keep it straight. My prop thrust must be up and to the left. If you want to launch without power, it's probably best to do so from a hill so you have time to ease in the throttle and trim if necessary.

That said, I've started launching at full throttle with it already trimmed to compensate for the power. With my elbow in front of me with upper arm (elbow to shoulder) about parallel to the ground. I move only my forearm. This puts the plane above my head and in front of me.

If you're using the stock direct drive Speed 400 setup, be patient about letting it pick up speed and climbing. This combo won't climb very steep so you risk stalling it if you try to climb much right after launch.

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