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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:28 AM
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DO NOT THROW YOUR OWN PLANE... Get a some one else to chuck it for you. That way you have both hands on the xmitter...
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Before I tried hand launching I'd do some glide tests without power. A decent non powered toss should get you about 20 - 40 feet from where you tossed it.

Make sure your plane is balanced before flight. Make sure left stick left rudder left, left stick right rudder right, right stick back elevator up, etc, etc.

Throttle to about half face into the wind and give a toss. It's not a baseball so really doesn't need to be horcked. More about like you're trying to lob a water balloon and keep it from breaking before it hits someone. Ease back on the right stick and remember to make small corrections. A nice roll out (gaining altitude) should require less than half elevator.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I'd like to note that the "test glide" is fine for small planes, but as the size increases it probably will not work so well. I'd really hate to try that on my3DHS 55" Extra!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Your problem could also be that you have insufficient power. Are you sure the prop is not on backwards? Are your batteries fully charged? Your description of your attempts make me think that maybe you never have achieved sufficient flying speed and it is stalling out on you. If at all possible, see if there is a club near you. If there is, I am sure they have someone who would be most happy to give you a hand in getting it flying properly.
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I'd like to note that the "test glide" is fine for small planes, but as the size increases it probably will not work so well. I'd really hate to try that on my3DHS 55" Extra!
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Yeah, I should have mentioned that. I wouldn't do this for anything large, PZ bellylanders is about as large, not including powered sailplanes.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:11 PM
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i keep crashing! on the simulator i am AWESOME! but every time i go fly my dynam j3 piper cub we (my dad and me) we cant get if of the ground so we hand launch it and the first time it nosedived and "flew" not even 10 feet. the second time I hand launched and I got it in the air but after about 10 seconds it turned around and went right at me and hit me in the shoulder.

Does anybody have any tips to help fly or how to launch it off the ground so I don't have to hand launch every time.
When you can fly" AWESOME" including landing and takeoff with a lot of variable wind and gust, a mid or low wing plane on Real Flight simulator, you will fly without problem a cub still no trimmed.
You need a lot of training I think, other option could be a Champ or micro J3, to learn.

Regards!
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