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Old 02-04-2010, 01:08 AM   #11
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Re: Unionville 6" Beaver Nosed In!

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Hold the stick all the way back while running around on the water. Keeps the water rudders deep for effectiveness and the nose up to minimize any water picked up by the prop. Don't forget to also apply aileron into the wind to keep it from picking up your wing.

On full size planes, you keep the stick all the way back at the start of the take-off run. You'll get to a point where the floats are digging into the water so much you won't accelerate any more. (most models are overpowered and will take off before they reach this point) Now just release some back pressure until you feel the plane accelerate again as it rocks up onto the float steps. At rotation speed just ease it out of the water.

If you want some more advanced fun...once you get the plane on the step, apply some forward stick (not too much!!) to keep the plane on the water and reduce the power just enough to prevent take-off. You will find a power balance between taking off and sinking back into the water. Now you are taxiing on the step! Careful with those turns!
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