Sentera PHX™ - Hand Launch Technique

Sentera PHX™ - Hand Launch Technique

Launch Technique

Always launch the aircraft into the wind.  Only a slight crosswind component is allowed. 
Never launch your Sentera PHX™ with a tailwind.
  1. Hold the aircraft wings level above your head.  
  2. Point the nose straight toward or just above the horizon.  
  3. Shake the aircraft forward once to start the motor.  
  4. Take 1 step forward to gain momentum and then firmly push the aircraft straight forward without stopping. You will need to push the aircraft harder than the propeller is pulling to launch successfully. 
  1. If the aircraft does not detect flight after 2 seconds the motor will stop as a safety precaution, so be sure to push the aircraft forward to launch immediately after the motor starts.
  2. In zero wind a more vigorous push or jog will be necessary to gain enough airspeed for a successful launch.  
  3. Always launch with a >95% full battery for maximum launch thrust.

WARNING: Be sure to keep hands and all other body parts away from the propeller at all times.  When launching DO NOT pull back the aircraft in a manner that causes the propeller to come near your face, hair, and/or any other part of your body.

Check out the video below for a montage of examples of the recommended hand launch technique for your Sentera PHX™

Sentera PHX Hand Launch Summary:

•    Shake once to start motor

•    Step forward and push immediately after motor start

•    Push harder than the propeller is pulling

•    Always into the wind

•    Wings level with the horizon

•    Nose slightly up

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