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Old Oct 31, 2012, 05:28 PM
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That dry grass seems to help. Probably better than hard runway! Due to 'bouncing along' possibly helping it pop-up some useful AoA, and one bounce or another (seeing they occur so rapidly) will be just the right minor AoA addition for assisting take-off.
I guess it is almost like an automatic minor up elevator flick.

I was watching all those take-offs. That was what mine did off the road... same 'linear' take-off, not a jump. No "Up Flick" from me at all.
But not what it did on short/thickish green grass!!! (Football oval). The speed impedance of that was a major detriment to getting quite enough airspeed. (but it got there)
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