Originally Posted by Tuomo
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.
That's exactly the problem with that routine: you end up with about the same static margin in launch as you use in normal flight. Which, if you understand the launch dynamics, is not the peak performance point.