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Old Oct 02, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Oleg Golovidov
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If the model flies straight and level from a toss, or better yet from a very strong toss, and seems to climb normally for about 20ft, then abruptly noses down - most likely you are catching the stick on your clothes or body when bringing the radio back after launch. I had this happen myself. It is very difficult to notice or feel, and it is totally puzzling. A very light bump on the elevator stick is enough to send the model into the ground.
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