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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:20 AM
SKT
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Finwing Penguin..... Hand launch???

Is anyone hand launching their Penguin?
With all FPV gear including GoPro to record and either a couple of 2200s or a 5000 I am reluctant to toss mine into the wind.

I know I was like this when I got my first EZ* but there is a little more weight involved here and the Peng is oh so pretty I don't wanna mess it up quite yet.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:55 PM
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I only toss the penguin! It is fully loaded with fpv gear, autopilot, gopro in case, and 2 x 2700 packs. I personally think it's much easier than trying to take it off.

My penguin comes in at 2.1kg loaded too.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:14 PM
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It has wheels. Why not do rog takeoffs?
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:29 AM
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+1 on the Hand launch ... no problems. Just make sure your CG is set correctly and toss level to slightly nose down with full throttle.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 09:18 AM
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99% of the time i toss it! ive been launching it solo and using at least 3/4 throttle.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:54 AM
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dont worry, you can hand launch it it will do just fine
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