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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:09 PM
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I forgot to add in my post that the idea behind easing back to just a hair of up being held is that the model will then simply lift off when it has the proper flying speed.

I should also note that I've seen a lot of guys that horse the model off prematurely and get away with it. But that's due more to our ability to GROSSLY overpower our models compared to the more modest power to weight ratios found in full size aircraft. But while such flying style doesn't result in a crash, at least not EVERY time, those folks are getting away with it by good luck more than good flying skills. And typically the results from these premature leaps into the air seldom looks good either.

So now you know the "how" and "why". Hopefully the next video has a happier ending.
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