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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Do You kiss Your TX before take off/launch?

I've seen on many videos that RC pilots are kissing their TX before take off
or hand launch.

Is this common habit among RC pilots?

To me it looks a bit funny and I begin to understand why discussiong about
which radio system is best turn into religious ...

I also would like to urge those who support this habit to kiss their RX, because
if kissing the TX helps I'm pretty sure the RX is jealous ...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Um...no
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:16 AM
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I make the sign of the cross first. Not that its helped but it makes me feel better.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Do You kiss Your TX before take off/launch?

I suppose it's safer than kissing the spinner

I just hope the plane doesn't kiss the ground.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:55 AM
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My preflight ritual is to check that the control surfaces are working properly, just for luck.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:23 AM
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I make out with it before leaving the house for good measure.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:30 AM
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^^^ that may explain some of those trasmitters that always seem so shiny at the feild ^^^
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:31 AM
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I'm fairly certain that what you are seeing is the pilot increasing the throttle with his mouth before hand launching
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:49 AM
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I sacrifice a chicken and say a chant to the RC gods.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I'm fairly certain that what you are seeing is the pilot increasing the throttle with his mouth before hand launching
+1. It's the easiest way to get the power on with one hand for the model and one for the Tx
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I'm fairly certain that what you are seeing is the pilot increasing the throttle with his mouth before hand launching

+1. It's the easiest way to get the power on with one hand for the model and one for the Tx
I'm glad someone cottoned on ... I've had a few beers and I was begginning to wonder if a new Cult had sprung up !

I know I usually flex the knees ... shrug the shoulders a few times ... look heavenward and ask for "No crashes .. please" ... watch my videos and you'll see me playing "to the camera"...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:39 AM
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+1 on hand launching, that's how I do it when I throw my wing, one hand on the TX, the other on the wing and the throttle stick gets moved by my mouth,,,,What Ya Gona Do??? Dave/ZZ
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:56 AM
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+1. It's the easiest way to get the power on with one hand for the model and one for the Tx
I can't throw with my left at all so I just give some up trim and keep my left hand on the throttle and rudder. It gets a little hairy sometimes... never crashed from it though.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Ever thrown a wacky wing??ZZ
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