Originally Posted by 19000rpm
You might want to launch at full throttle. I've found this to be the most successful way to get smaller EDFs on step.
For some reason the underhand launch works best for me on 35-50mm planes and overhand on the larger ones.
If I would have launched at full throttle before I added the dime in the nose it would've just went up higher and then harder into the ground!
Once I added the dime I just tossed it straight out probably at about 3/4 throttle and it just flew straight away. Of course you need to make it a point to get up some air speed before you start maneuvers so there is sufficient airflow over the control surfaces...
I'm looking forward to more flights once the wind dies down... most likely not for a week or so