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Old Sep 06, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by OkiThumper View Post
I liked the OP's video. Interesting way of launching using a stooge. Never thought of that possibility for solo flying.
I get a lot of comments on that. It's a folded $5 dollar bath mat with a rubber lined bottom, folded so the rubber holds the wing. Adjust the bungee across the top to fit the angle of the wing you're sticking in it. I lay the edge of the brick on the bungee for added grip, to keep it from twisting when you walk away to the control handle. But not so tight that you stress the bellcrank pulling it out. Use a cord and a stake in the ground so you don't tip it over pulling the plane free. For lighter planes, I don't bother putting the table on top of the bar stool.

Here it is without the barstool. The bungee isn't adjusted right in this picture. I usually align it along the TE of the wing. The cord and stake don't show up in this picture. It has proven to be very safe. Good to haul outside of the shop for test running engines on planes too.

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