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Old Apr 01, 2012, 01:57 AM
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One trick I have seen is to stretch out a plastic tarp on the ground so you have a smooth, flat surface to take off from. You have to pull it tight and stake the edges down.

Also, double check the c.g. Should balance something like 1/4 to 1/3 back on the wing. Make sure the controls don't move too much. On many planes you can get by with about 10 degrees up and down elevator, or less, and maybe 20 degrees on the rudder. Try to make small control movements, and don't let the nose point too high.

I don't know if this particular plane is any good.

Lots of times problems that seem very tough to you can be solved easily if you can find an experienced instructor.
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