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Preflight tip

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by StratocasterDave, May 26, 2016.

  1. StratocasterDave

    Sep 18, 2015
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    Never considered this one. Did my normal pre flight, did a control stick start up and took off. My very fist maneuver off the ground was up and away from me. After reaching desired altitude, I release the right stick but the bird still flew forward. The insipid "fly away". No, the right stick was stuck forward a bit. Had to manually pull it aft. I think there must have been a grain of sand or something obstructing the mechanism.

    Add stick movement to your preflight a if you don't already!
  2. Not A Speck Of Cereal

    Mar 8, 2016
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    Thanks Strat, will do.

    I typically get up to a couple of feet, go left and right, forward and back, but have never had one take off on my like that. Good thing to look for.


    ps: I moved recently and have played nothing but my Tele for almost 2 months now. Time to pull out the Strat!
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