trying2fly
Has anyone devised a cradle to essentially drop the profile jet in and launch vertically without bungee cords, springs, etc. If so would a 2826/6 2200 Kvp pull it out of the cradle with enough power to launch unassisted? Rather than rapidly grabbing controls after hand launch would it be possible to set your plane down at near vertical( i.e. almost straight up like a rocket) into the cradle....step back and flog the power and launch up?? What inherent problems am I overlooking? (lots I am almost certain of) haha Ps If anyone has successfully done this please give me an idea of what the cradle would look like.
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Wildthing
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Has anyone devised a cradle to essentially drop the profile jet in and launch vertically without bungee cords, springs, etc. If so would a 2826/6 2200 Kvp pull it out of the cradle with enough power to launch unassisted? Rather than rapidly grabbing controls after hand launch would it be possible to set your plane down at near vertical( i.e. almost straight up like a rocket) into the cradle....step back and flog the power and launch up?? What inherent problems am I overlooking? (lots I am almost certain of) haha Ps If anyone has successfully done this please give me an idea of what the cradle would look like.

One big factor will be the power to weight ratio. There was a video on one that the way the verticals were built it sat vertically on them and took off from there just like a rocket. I think with any wind though you are basically hooped trying straight vertical , I think a 60 degree or so angle would be lots and that way you can angle it into the wind.
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Sterling101
I found this ages ago. Took some getting right but it worked in the end...

Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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bogusbandit56
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Has anyone devised a cradle to essentially drop the profile jet in and launch vertically without bungee cords, springs, etc. If so would a 2826/6 2200 Kvp pull it out of the cradle with enough power to launch unassisted? Rather than rapidly grabbing controls after hand launch would it be possible to set your plane down at near vertical( i.e. almost straight up like a rocket) into the cradle....step back and flog the power and launch up?? What inherent problems am I overlooking? (lots I am almost certain of) haha Ps If anyone has successfully done this please give me an idea of what the cradle would look like.

No need to get too technical. A couple of rods stuck in the ground and some aluminium tubes on the wings as guides should do the trick.
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trying2fly
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One big factor will be the power to weight ratio. There was a video on one that the way the verticals were built it sat vertically on them and took off from there just like a rocket. I think with any wind though you are basically hooped trying straight vertical , I think a 60 degree or so angle would be lots and that way you can angle it into the wind.

Great!!!thanx!!!!
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trying2fly
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I found this ages ago. Took some getting right but it worked in the end...


Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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lawrenceb
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whatmovesyou
If you have enough power, you can do it anyway you want.





Here is plenty of thrust.



If your are at half power, and it will try to hover, you can do at least launch it from an inclined table. Start at 45 degrees for the first attempt.
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trying2fly
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If you have enough power, you can do it anyway you want.


That is great.....thank you so much!!!! I can be done!!


Here is plenty of thrust.



If your are at half power, and it will try to hover, you can do at least launch it from an inclined table. Start at 45 degrees for the first attempt.
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trying2fly
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If you have enough power, you can do it anyway you want.





Here is plenty of thrust.



If your are at half power, and it will try to hover, you can do at least launch it from an inclined table. Start at 45 degrees for the first attempt.

Fantastic!!!!
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trying2fly
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If you have enough power, you can do it anyway you want.





Here is plenty of thrust.



If your are at half power, and it will try to hover, you can do at least launch it from an inclined table. Start at 45 degrees for the first attempt.

I thought it could be done!!Thanx!
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Wildthing
With as windy as it is in Texas I would say less angle will be required. You might need the Top Fuel drag race launch. WOT
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trying2fly
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With as windy as it is in Texas I would say less angle will be required. You might need the Top Fuel drag race launch. WOT

You can bet your boots on that. 2 wks ago we had 3 straight days of 60+ mph...then it settled back to between 25-35 mph since then. I have tried flying at almost dark but run the risk of stepping on rattlers to get my plane if I have to walk for it. Another problem at near dusk...the winds are down to about 20 mph but the thermals are almost brutal over rock faces and cooler ravines. It is tough when you think you are coming in and you are snatched to about200 ft with the throttle off. Can't wait till this fall when we have a period of light(10-20 mph) winds out of the Northwest. Will get in 2-3 wks I hope. I just need all my thoughts on the transmitter during launch because I am guilty of getting in at least 2 loops on take out before I can get it under control. That is why is was asking about a cradle. chas Ps If I were to really face it.....I would probably do a coupla loops on take off under perfect conditions. hahaha
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