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Launching an F5B Glider

hand launch electric plane
The most critical phase of the flight is the launch of these high-powered gliders: a poor launch often results in a total loss of the plane. In serious competition, a hand-launch is mandatory (see above), but in our contest we also allow a bungee-launch off a ramp, as demonstrated by Lenny Keer below.
bungee launch electric plane

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