Originally Posted by Bugman Jeff
........put a plastic plate across the back of the prop yoke to keep the blades from over folding (if a blade goes over center to far, it won't fling out on powerup and will shake the plane to pieces. ..........
Originally Posted by Papangue
I also launch it by hand, three fingers in the right holes, no gaz. When it is one meter away, full gaz... It works well, but always go against the wind.
I too hand-launch, and apply power when the plane clears my fingers.
I had difficulties launching because the props would sometimes not be able to spin up fast enough to get the plane flying due to the props trying to sort themselves out. Most of the time this resulted in expensive repairs to the Xeno power train.
Thanks to Bugman Jeff for his simple and effective modification to assure a good power launch.