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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:10 PM
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It depends on the model , but I have always hand launched the Crane Fly as rog introduces more things to think about ,which falls in to the same category as distractions .
Hand launching enables a better feel for rotor speed ,lack of is "public enemy number one ", some might say that hand launches could involve a harder crash if things don't go right ,but I have seen many a nicely finished autogyros virtually destroyed as they have rolled left on the runway at full power. I have maiden-ed several SFH Crane Fly all from hand launches and all got away first time .....The choice is yours.BTW are you building a Crane Fly or contemplating the maiden of another type?

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