Originally Posted by Francesco
Beware, this is only true if the CG and the towhook positions are actually quite close to each other. Can lead to disaster if towhook is well aft of the CG.
Using the method described, I end up hook very slightly forward from CG (to keep things easy I set CG it slightly stable from neutral stability).
There are no magic bullets or secret information. Launch setup is mainly work work work - and secondly about understanding the launch dynamics.
The problem with setups given by manufacturers etc. is that you never now the thinking behind them. Often they are over-safe, but sometimes quite hot. And there are also other factors like launch style and tension that may affect the way how one wants to set up his plane.