Originally Posted by hans66
You're not the only one... I posted a NASA video where they use this method for a UAV not dissimilar to the X8. It's on this thread somewhere...
You can learn to throw it in far less time than it will take to build a dolly. Find a nice grass field and throw it a few times without starting the motor, and land it straight ahead in the grass. When you get good at that (5 throws), start the motor after you throw it. When that goes well. Start the motor before you throw (you don't need full power, half is fine. Throttle up after launch). By this time, you might just stick with starting the motor after you throw it.
Building dollies and landing gear robs you of the required learning of how to throw a plane. Having the belly scrapped from hundreds of successful landings is a badge of honor.