Originally Posted by Arcteryxxx
Start - use ramp if you want to. I don't
Do use a brake ramp, and while I was using ramp for some time now, today I found a good reason not to. Ater any hard landing, you should make sure everything is still in tip top shape. I do this by testing all control surfaces prior to following launch, and blipping the motor. Today, everything passes. I launched the plane and 25 feet up, it did a perfect hammerhead and was pointed straight at the ground. I recovered (honestly this was my best piloting to date, and hopefully forever after), but I did not have speed and had to go down the runway before turning around to land. It tip stalled something nasty at the other end of the runway due to low speed and tailwind. Still managed a perfect landing though. I thought maybe the radio cut out or an aileron servo died on me, but no, it was the motor mount that broke free. Lucky for me, no twisted wires/esc fire, but the moral here is that blipping the motor on the ground was not a strenuous enough test with ramp. In fact, I'm almost certain that the firewall broke free once it approached full power. So if I ramp, from here on out, I will let the motor fully unload during flight check, or I'll simply take ramp off. For what it's worth, this was a leaner 5300kv on 5.2 running 3s... The pack is the most amazing lipo I have ever dealt with: gen's ace 55c.... Guaranteed to mess up all your old setups with it's ridiculous lack of voltage sag.
Thanks for reading!