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Old 06-16-2018, 12:13 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by VinnieJones View Post
Set the elevator three and a half notches nose down from the neutral position. Don’t use any flaps. Bring the tail up when the rudder takes effect. Then you decide when the plane lifts off.
Yup, this step in particular is one of a few key steps that will improve your take-off, once the tail surfaces gain authority and you pick up the tail; you'll get a nice view of the remaining airstrip/runway and this'll help you in maintaining the center-line and you should have at this point enough airspeed to become airborne, then gear-up when there's no room to land ahead, clean up, then adjust the engine controls to respect the operating ranges on manifold pressure and engine speed, checks Ts and Ps regularly.

On flaps, by the book recommendations are flaps 20.
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