trying2fly
I feel certain somewhere someone has already done this but thought I would post it for those that want to step back and launch their jets with ease.
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bogusbandit56
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I feel certain somewhere someone has already done this but thought I would post it for those that want to step back and launch their jets with ease.

I would have used a couple of ali tubes on the plane to make it more streamlined, but your version works very well. That`s up until the wind picks up.
Wot, no Depron?
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trying2fly
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I would have used a couple of ali tubes on the plane to make it more streamlined, but your version works very well. That`s up until the wind picks up.

I tried those Al tubes and drip line tubes also...the drag on take off was a little too much for me but carrying those pop sticks didn't help either. Oddly enough the flight of the plane was not significantly affected by the sticks and the take off was in about 15 Mph winds that day. I have used it in higher winds with a piece of wood (triangle) under the lip of the 2x4 to change angle. The plane actually lays on the rods and uses them as a run way. The pop sticks keep the tail of plane off the ground. Have used when I had broken fingers, burned fingers, and once when I stuck my hand in a spinning prop. chas Ps Ian, I only really use it when it I am out of commission on my launch hand.
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I tried those Al tubes and drip line tubes also...the drag on take off was a little too much for me but carrying those pop sticks didn't help either. Oddly enough the flight of the plane was not significantly affected by the sticks and the take off was in about 15 Mph winds that day. I have used it in higher winds with a piece of wood (triangle) under the lip of the 2x4 to change angle. The plane actually lays on the rods and uses them as a run way. The pop sticks keep the tail of plane off the ground. Have used when I had broken fingers, burned fingers, and once when I stuck my hand in a spinning prop. chas Ps Ian, I only really use it when it I am out of commission on my launch hand.

You must stop abusing your hands Chas
Wot, no Depron?
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whatmovesyou
Try it with the frame made even from a stick or sticks. Works as well. When you use motor/prop(s), don't overpower system for when it is released from guide frame, the torque will have you flying it inverted. When winds are present, just reduce your launch angle so it continues flight in front of you, not inverted and behind you due to wind.



This one I just used 2 wires at an angle of about 65 or 70 degrees and let go for a fast 1 second accelerating flight for checking elevons. Did not use any tube or guides on the plane. Just lined it up vertically. Props will do the same without guides or tubes. Plane went up to 400+ feet.

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trying2fly
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You must stop abusing your hands Chas

When you live where I live and have to rebuild engines, respline windmills, weld tractor parts and rims, play plumber, electrician, and carpentry the toll road runs right through your fingers!! Chas
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Try it with the frame made even from a stick or sticks. Works as well. When you use motor/prop(s), don't overpower system for when it is released from guide frame, the torque will have you flying it inverted. When winds are present, just reduce your launch angle so it continues flight in front of you, not inverted and behind you due to wind.

Excellent advice and a wonderful video....lots of food for thought. thanx Chas

This one I just used 2 wires at an angle of about 65 or 70 degrees and let go for a fast 1 second accelerating flight for checking elevons. Did not use any tube or guides on the plane. Just lined it up vertically. Props will do the same without guides or tubes. Plane went up to 400+ feet.

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