See that 26% setting? I think that’s what’s going to make this work. Taking a step back, I’ve been struggling all day with takeoff, one a surprise, the other a genuine break-the-prop failure. The craft seems to want to roll to the left when I hit the throttle.
After breaking two props, I suspended the ELEV-8 from a tree with a bit of twine, and was able to confirm that in fact, at full throttle, it would just flip itself over. I believe the problem has to do with setting a particular value in the Gear setting, and even though I read a bunch of forum postings and also the DX8 manual, I only now understand (I think) what needs to be done. Tomorrow, I hope to have a successful takeoff!