I think all aircraft are graceful during takeoff - when the plane first leaves the ground and is in its true element.
My favorite takeoff was when I rode in a Boeing PT-17 Stearman. That loud, leaky radial pulls the plane forward. Wind in your face. Shortly after that, the tail gently lifts up, allowing the air to gently lift the bird's wings. Wow!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery