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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:24 PM
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CG doesn't affect the launch. It affects the trim you have the rest of the time, which needs to be changed to neutral in launch, at least in the speed part. One of these days I need to fiddle with my radio a bit to get another mode. If I use the speed mode that I use for flying around fast, it still pulls up slightly.

I suspect that optimal climb angle in a wind will actually look like the glider is slightly over on its back. If you have a 10 mph wind, and the dlg is ascending straight up through that air, it will end up downwind of where it rotated on launch.

If the average speed of the throw is 50 mph (initial speed 100 mph?), and you launch to 200 feet, the glider will be 40 feet downwind of where it rotated!
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