Thanks rc - that sounds the most feasible. Video makes it look easy - (seen too many videos of things that are made to look easy though). If this darned wind ever dies back down, I'll give it another go - got it all glued back up for now. I want to think if I ever get it in the air and trimmed out everything will be ok. If not, I suppose it wouldn't be the first mistake I've made in this addiction thing and probably not the last. Anyway, thanks for the video and excellent description. For this launch procedure, how much throttle are you using?