What in the world is Johnny One-Star doing in an instructive thread like this? As usual he has nothing constructive to say explaining why he believes this thread "terrible." To me that means it has no relevance to the subject of electric model airplanes, contains no information that could even possibly be of use to anyone reading the thread. As usual with a Johnny One-Star rating, that is not the case. As usual I have fixed it.
Actually this thread deserves a five star rating. The OP has nothing to gain by admitting a rookie mistake that any of us can make just by not thinking through what we do. The possibility of a severe injury from a prop strike is one thing that is NOT an advantage of electric flight, and anything that keeps us thinking safety is a five star item.
Thanks wolfewinde! Your pain is our gain! Why don't the rest of us give this thread five stars and get the rating up where it belongs?