Originally Posted by quitcherbitchen
Brushless, it may not be so much you as the plane. Did you put washers in the back of the retracts to get wheels out more inline with the leading edge? Also, a nose heavy plane will be---nose heavy. don't use flaps to take off as that exacerbates the nose overs on take off if it is really nose heavy. Grass is also tough to take off from.
I did notice my wheels have a toe in..
moved them more straight and I am using black top as my runway..
Originally Posted by Edge767
Manage your elevator as you are taking off. I typically start with elevator full-up/back and release back pressure on the stick as the plane increases its speed. It may take a time or two to get used to this, but the Spitfire and Corsair are the same in the St. Augustine grass we have here in East Texas; apply some up elevator and release just enough to let the plane get level and then you can milk it up off the ground as the plane has enough speed to fly safely.
Oh, and never use flaps on takeoff. These little planes don't ever need them to get off the ground, and will actually make takeoffs more difficult and dangerous.
You guys are great!
no I did not know not to use them on take off..
ok one issues down and out..
Originally Posted by Unrealpie
I'm going out flying this weekend, I will try to have someone video my take offs that way I can upload it here. Also note that I always attempt 'scale' take offs, however this p-47 will take off if in just inches if you gun it and get it up as fast as possible.
Awesome thank you!!
I hope to fly again in an hour or so...