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Old 11-12-2016, 07:15 PM
SadoMarxist SadoMarxist is offline
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Two things spring to mind: a strong crosswind and prop pitch not being set to full fine. You need to set the prop pitch to full fine, which translates to highest engine RPM, in order to give You enough power to take off. With strong crosswinds, it's best to keep the manifold pressure at about 4 lbs until the plane has accelerated to about 60 mph because it's easier to keep the plane lined up on the runway. Once this speed has been reached, push the stick slightly forward to get the tail wheel of the ground and then throttle up to full throttle and pull back on the stick as the speed of 100mph is reached. Good luck .
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