Best mode to throw a VTOL plane?

I am new to VTOL, and used to tossing my planes in FBWA mode. I tried putting my T-1 VTOL (on the bench, props off) in FBWA, arming it with the intention of “flying” it by walking it around the garden to learn compass offsets, but it went into QLAND mode. Is it possible to launch a VTOL tricopter in FBWA mode by throwing it forward? Like, suppose it is a fine spot for a hand launch and I want to save the battery mAh that a VTOL launch would burn up.

I would recommend using takeoff mode for hand launching.

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