Kimberly - thats the part you need to discuss . . . on the ground - before engine start. Kimberley: you want me to take it off - ok. Remember - you are PIC since I lack a HP / complex signoff. I have never taken off a retract, what are the speeds? Flap settings? Etc? Who will handle the rudder inputs? What is our callout for gear, flaps, etc.? Owner: gee, ok, you are right. Let me think about this - Thats how you effectively manage it - saying no removes any issue but it also removes the ability to learn anything. You handle the p factor and torque by simply bringing the power on easy - heck - I can handle it but I still bring the power on easy since I don't want anything to break inside the engine! As the engine comes up you can feel the right rudder you need and work it in slowly, like the power. speeds are pretty common - most complex single retracts Vr around 65-70kts or so. Given that stall speeds dirty MUST be 61kts or lower - I'd say anything over 65 is prob safe. Gear up when you can't land anymore on the remaining runway - which means 3000' or so from 50' up - if you have anything shorter than 6000' runway its gear up once positive rate is established. Even if the guy is not a CFI he is not gonna let you wreck his baby - he'll be there with the appropriate inputs long before you get into any kind of trouble. Its a license to LEARN, not a license to get comfortable with breakfast runs to Columbia and Bay Tours. . .